When Robert Wilson watches the movie “Little Pink House” at Naro Expanded Cinema next week, the outrage will be personal. The movie tells the story of Susette Kelo. She bought a home in 1997 along the Thames River in New London, Conn. The area had seen better days, but many of her neighbors... Read More
  NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- By July 31, all government subsidized housing across the United States must implement a no smoking policy, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)... For more information visit Read More
  Smokers living in public housing will soon have to find a new place to light up. Beginning July 31, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is banning smoking from public housing facilities.... For more information visit Read More
  Shoppers may not always be conscious of the subtle cues that they’ve entered a high-end department store. Hangers are rarely jostled. Cardigans are folded into crisp stacks. In an unstuffed environment, the merchandise breathes... For more information visit Read More
  An organization for the advocacy of public housing residents held a forum for those who will be affected by the St. Paul’s redevelopment in Norfolk. Can I Live, Inc. was founded in 2003 in Long Island,  according to its founder, CEO and president Racquel Williams Jones. Jones says it's... Read More
  The future of public housing in the city continues to become clearer as architects begin designing what new development could look like. Architects Torti+Gallas, hired by the City of Norfolk, met with residents of Tidewater Gardens for the first time Wednesday night to discuss how they... Read More
  The city will seek a $30 million federal grant to help with the first phase of redevelopment in the St. Paul’s area. But first, Norfolk will need more concrete plans on what it's going to do there... For more information visit Read More
  For years, Norfolk school leaders have talked about the need, one day, to close some schools to reflect the reality of declining enrollment. That day is here, a consultant told the school board Wednesday.... For more information visit Read More
  Rev. Yvonne  Delk, pastor at the new Macedonia Christian  United  Church of Christ  on Marshall Avenue, called a proposed recycling site in the church’s neighborhood “a moral and justice issue”. Select Recycling Waste Services, Inc., (SRWS) is attempting to open... Read More
  Most of Hampton Roads seemed to be unaffected by the on and off again rain, but there was a lot of flooding at the Calvert Square neighborhood in Norfolk... For more information visit Read More
  U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $43,246,753 in federal funding to support affordable housing development across Virginia. The funding, which will go to 26 municipalities across the Commonwealth, has been awarded through the Department... Read More
  As another storm swept through Norfolk on a chilly evening, Michelle Cook pointed to the puddles growing on a path where children walk to school in Tidewater Gardens. Water stood wheels-deep in a nearby intersection. In heavy rain, she said, both the road and the path flood, and children... Read More
According to a report released from Princeton University's Eviction lab, Hampton Roads has one of the highest rental eviction rates in the country. Host Cathy Lewis recently discussed the number of issues within the Hampton Roads area with guests, Sarah Black, an attorney and the Deputy... Read More
  East Ocean View is poised to gain 40 new households by 2019. Along with new single-family homes, community leaders are hopeful the residential development in the Norfolk beach community also will further brighten and diversify the city’s economic picture. For more information visit... Read More
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