NRHA Commissioner Hattie Anderson Passes Away
Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority (NRHA) Commissioner Hattie Anderson passed away on the evening of July 25, 2012. Ms. Anderson, a member of NRHA’s Board of Commissioners since July 25, 2000, made it her personal goal to assist the residents of public housing, Berkley and the City of Norfolk to raise their quality of life through self-sufficiency.
She accomplished that goal through her various civic affiliations and hands on work in the community. Until the time of her death, she was an active member in the Norfolk Resident Organization, the Diggs Town Management Corporation and the United Order of Tents. She was also a member of the “Oldies but Goodies” – Berkley Neighborhood Charity Organization, on the Usher Board of St. Mark’s United Christian Church, a volunteer for the Tidewater Prosthetic Center and served on the Empowerment Zone Planning Board.
Ms. Anderson headed an after school program at Tenant Management, where she employed Hampton University students to work with the youth in the Campostella area and was a member of the Southside Coalition Team.
In 2009, Anderson was recognized during Campostella Elementary’s 4th annual National Women’s Month celebration luncheon. The event, which drew over 60 guests, recognized Anderson for all of the work and service she has provided to her community over the years. The theme, “Working from the past, providing hope for the future,” helped to highlight the challenges women continue to face and the contributions they make to their communities. Anderson spearheaded an effort that provided uniforms to students at Campostella Elementary.
Anderson retired from the Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation (NORSHIPCO). She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School.
Ms. Anderson has received the following awards: NRHA/NRO Volunteer of the Year; NRHA/NRO Humanitarian Award; the Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Award; the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Community Service Award; the Norfolk Neighborhood Star Award; and was the recipient of the Jefferson Regional Award.
Commissioner Anderson will be greatly missed by NRHA and the citizens of Norfolk.
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