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A program ended in California in February 2012. It provided funds for (urban) renewal and improvement of older commercial and residential areas through actions or programs that encouraged and facilitated private and public investment. This investment could include activities and programs designed to improve neighborhoods; provide affordable housing; strengthen existing businesses; encourage quality renovation and new construction; enhance public spaces and pedestrian amenities; ensure safe, efficient, and convenient traffic flow; attract new businesses; and contribute to the social and economic vitality of the area.

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