NRHA News

08.08.2017
The City of Norfolk is held the first of six public meetings Tuesday to discuss the future of public housing in the St. Paul's area near downtown. The meeting comes on the heels of Norfolk City Council's July decision to delay a vote on a vision that would see the demolition of homes in Young... Read More
08.08.2017
City leaders held the first of several scheduled community meetings aimed at improving quality of life for public housing residents. “We need all of your input,” Mayor Kenny Alexander told a crowded room at the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday... For more information... Read More
07.23.2017
THE NORFOLK City Council on Tuesday made the prudent, if frustrating, decision to delay launching the massive redevelopment effort in St. Paul’s Quadrant, a parcel of about 200 acres near the heart of downtown. Prudent, because residents from the affected area voiced criticism at the meeting that... Read More
07.18.2017
Norfolk City Council voted to delay voting on a proposed plan to replace much of Norfolk’s public housing with mixed-use development... For more information visit wavy.com. Read More
07.18.2017
The vision is ambitious: Demolish more than 1,600 units of aging public housing clustered east of downtown Norfolk over the course of a decade. Bit by bit, rebuild the area – sometimes called “St. Paul’s” – into mixed-income neighborhoods, where parks, gardens, shops and offices join 1,800 to 2,000... Read More
07.18.2017
For 15 years, T-Mobile has operated a cellphone tower on a back corner of a residential lot just north of Interstate 264. Nine antennas are clustered 115 feet above the ground. And over the years, the company has upgraded the site, adding third- and fourth-generation technology and new fiber-optic... Read More
07.17.2017
NORFOLK, Va. - Dorothy Fentress has lived in Young Terrace in downtown Norfolk for nearly two decades. She’s ready for the brick buildings and window air conditioners to be gone. “I think it definitely need to be torn down,” Fentress said. “I would like to be able to see beautiful yards and... Read More
07.14.2017
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk City Council will decide next week whether to enter a cooperation agreement with the Redevelopment and Housing Authority that would affect 1,700 public housing units... For more information visit wavy.com. Read More
07.14.2017
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) and the city are working together to improve housing and services to area of Norfolk stricken by poverty. considering a plan that would demolish three public housing communities near Downtown Norfolk. The NRHA unanimously... Read More
07.06.2017
The city of Norfolk and the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA)  are studying an agreement to redevelop land near the city’s downtown. The plan would coordinate the role and the strategy of each in the  upcoming redevelopment  of three public housing communities and... Read More
06.25.2017
NORFOLK, VA. - Tobias Waff has been a smoker for nearly a decade. But soon he won’t be able to light up inside his Youngs Terrace apartment in Norfolk, whether he likes it or not... Read the full article on News 3. Read More
06.16.2017
City officials discussed the future plans for the Ready to Thrive outreach initiative this week, sparking an impassioned response from council member Tommy Smigiel and a call to spread the benefits to other communities throughout Norfolk. “We keep on focusing on the same parts of the city, but... Read More
05.11.2017
Just over a year ago on May 3, 2016, for the first time in its four centuries of existence, Norfolk elected its first African-American  Mayor, ushering in a new era in politics and leadership. Weeks later Kenneth Cooper Alexander was sworn into office on the City Hall steps, an area that at... Read More
05.02.2017
Fair housing advocates, people who want to see a reversal of the racial segregation prevalent in U.S. cities, and fans of open data have kept a wary eye on the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, issued by HUD in 2015, since President Donald Trump was elected in... Read More
05.02.2017
The Ocean Discovery Institute (ODI) is an in-school, afterschool, and summer program serving hands-on science to students from an underserved neighborhood, City Heights, in San Diego. Founded in 1999, Charity Navigator gives the organization four stars. CNN gave its founder and... Read More
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