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
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
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
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
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
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
Martha Rout put a fence on the lot beside her house but never cemented the posts. In the yard, she arranged bricks scavenged from the old children’s hospital to form a square just large enough to keep a couple of plastic lawn chairs steady. She plunged four solar-powered stakes into the ground for... Read More
It’s around  8 p.m. on a warm spring Tuesday night at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Norfolk. Oneiceia Howard is hard at work fielding and answering questions before members of  Barraud Park, Cottage Heights and Lindenwood Civic League. That night she is prodding participants... Read More
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Workshops and a job fair will offer people seeking employment a chance to improve their interview skills and an opportunity to find work. The Pathway to Prosperity Job Skills Training & Job Fair will include four sessions in May followed by a job fair at Scope on June 1.... Read More
Two council members said City Attorney Bernard Pishko should not have used official letterhead to write in support of Treasurer Anthony Burfoot ahead of Burfoot’s sentencing in federal court. For more information, read the entire article at Read More
Prominent residents – including a state delegate, the current and former heads of the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the city attorney – are showing support for Treasurer Anthony Burfoot ahead of his sentencing next week on federal public corruption and perjury charges. For more... Read More
At least 7,400 low-income, elderly and disabled Virginians and their families would lose help with housing under President Donald Trump’s efforts to exorcise federal bloat, analysts say. The cuts unveiled as part of a spending plan for the next fiscal year would slash funds that are used to... Read More
It is still a proposed blueprint, but the Trump Administration’s proposal to cut the budget of various non-defense related federal agencies by $54 billion-plus has many advocates for housing and assistance for the poor, the environment and education concerned. The Administration is working on... Read More
This fall, a luxury retirement complex plans to start construction on the tallest residential building in Norfolk. The 27-story River Tower, a $100 million expansion of the decade-old Harbor’s Edge community, will hold 138 senior apartments plus 40 memory-support units. Read the full article on... Read More
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Andrew Sacks walked out of Norfolk Federal Court Tuesday more confident than ever. “The truth is coming through,” Sacks said. Read full article on Read More
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