Coalition of Lewiston residents, nonprofits, city agencies, businesses, and property owners collaborating to improve the health of Lewiston’s Tree Streets neighborhood.
In 2013 a small group of residents deeply committed to downtown Lewiston began the process of engaging neighbors, building trusting relationships, and envisioning a healthier future. The group evolved into the Healthy Neighborhoods network, which now includes hundreds of community stakeholders and partners.
In 2018, the City of Lewiston won a 1.3 million-dollar HUD Choice Neighborhood grant to improve the health and livability of its downtown. The City partnered with Healthy Neighborhoods, who mobilized its network to identify the best ways for this investment to strengthen the Tree Streets neighborhood. Their work, developed with the input of over 400 community members, contributed significantly to an ambitious Transformation Plan released in 2019.
We have proudly served on the Healthy Neighborhoods Planning Council since 2017, and in 2019 we became the organization’s Capacity-Building Consultant, tasked with guiding the network through the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
PILLARS OF THE TRANSFORMATION PLAN
- Lead-free living
- Affordable and market-rate homes
- Owner-occupied options
- Jobs and economic activity
- Safe routes to school, well-lit streets, and beautiful public spaces
- A safe, vibrant neighborhood
- A nourished urban core and a flourishing city