The Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments (NLCOG) the City
of Shreveport were awarded a Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant through the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2010 to begin an
integrated, comprehensive, and inclusive
planning process for the Allendale, Ledbetter Heights, and West Edge
neighborhoods. The planning grant enabled the co-applicants to bring together
residents and local stakeholders to develop strategies that address housing,
neighborhood, and social/education issues to improve the quality of life and well-being
of the community.