HUD Region III Regional Administrator Visit to Norfolk

For More Information: 

Jenn White
jmoore@nrha.us
757.314.2009

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Mon, 05/18/2015

Norfolk, VA (May 15, 2015) – On April 29, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Region III Regional Administrator Jane C.W. Vincent toured ongoing initiatives of the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority. The tour includes a site visit to Cottage Bridge, the nation’s newest apartment community; a 47-unit Earth Craft certified building serving persons with disabilities.

Additional stops on the tour include the ongoing transformation of the Grandy Village waterfront community, including sixteen (16) new residential units, all constructed with green building methods and energy efficiency appliances. One unit is fully handicap accessible and all units meet HUD “visitability” standards with at grade near access as well as universal design to accommodate disabled residents.

Regional Administrator Vincent will also be briefed on educational and workforce development initiatives involving NRHA youth and adult residents. These initiatives include:

Youth Programs

  • STEM educational partnership with U.S. Military Academy at West Point,
  • Sail Quest summer camp, the first sailing program in the nation for youth residents,
  • Wooden boat engineering and design program,
  • Potential collaboration with the Ocean Discovery Institute in San Diego for marine science career preparation.

Workforce Development

  • Resident Home Build program, the award-winning program designed to train residents in the construction and facilities maintenance fields,
  • Other creative strategies for Section 3 requirements.
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