NRHA Finalist for PR News Award

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Kelly R. Williams

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Tue, 02/02/2010

CSR Awards

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s (NRHA) video campaign “Under One Roof” has been selected as a finalist in PR News’ (Corporate Social Responsibility) CSR Awards program in the category of Video Program. “The competition was fierce and to place as a finalist is a major accomplishment,” according to Mary Lou French, PR News Awards Coordinator.

The other finalists in this category are: Coca-Cola Enterprises– CCE Virtual Facility Tour; The Baron Edmond de Rothschild Chemical Dependency Institute of Beth Israel Medical Center NY, NY - In My Backyard: Dispelling the Myths About Methadone Treatment; Consolidated Edison - The Power of Green Video Series; Seattle City Light - Shrinking Big Foot.

The year 2008 was an exciting one for Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA). The Authority’s new five-year strategic plan created a new direction with an energy and focus that’s clearly making a difference – and helping NRHA make a difference within the community.

To emphasize these changes, NRHA embarked on a new communications program with an annual report, achievements video and new marketing look. The theme, “Under one roof,” pulled together the full range of products, programs and services delivered by an exceptional staff. These highlights were put together in print and video format – a first for this nearly 70-year-old organization.

Under One Roof Logo

The “Under one roof” campaign supported the goals established in NRHA’s strategic plan:

• Quality housing opportunities for all;
• Sustainable mixed-income communities;
• A strategic business approach;
• Community engagement and support.

Each goal provided an opportunity to showcase the efforts made by NRHA to improve the City of Norfolk, provide opportunities to residents and offer employees occasions for involvement.

The achievements video was unveiled at NRHA’s 2008 annual meeting held right before the holidays. It provided a visual reminder of everything accomplished over the course of the year and an opportunity for various departments to see the efforts put forth by their peers; providing recognition and a sense of pride in what the organization does day in and day out.

The 2008 achievements video has been posted on NRHA’s website and intranet as well as the authority’s own YouTube channel.

In recognition of this achievement, each finalist will receive an award during PR News’ awards luncheon at the National Press Club in DC on February 24, 2010.

About NRHA: 

Founded in 1940, NRHA is a national leader in community revitalization and fostering sustainable mixed-income communities. As the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia, NRHA plays a key role in making Norfolk the city of choice to build, work, live and play.

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