NRHA holds Public Hearing for FY 2020 Funding Application Summary

For More Information: 

Jenn White Moore

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Fri, 09/28/2018


Each year NRHA receives funding from the City of Norfolk to implement its programs. Funding is provided by the City through the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for Neighborhoods and the General Fund. Funding is also received from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development which funds the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership Program. All of these programs award funding based on an application process.

The purpose of this document is to present the activities that NRHA proposes to undertake in Fiscal Year 2020 and for which NRHA will be applying for funding under the guidelines required by each funding program. In accordance with Title 36 of the Code of Virginia, a public hearing will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018, beginning at 9:00 NRHA, located at 555 East Main Street, to hear comments from the general public on the proposed funding.

The FY 2020 City Application Process began in August 2018 and will be completed upon contract approval in May 2019. Listed below are important events and corresponding deadlines that relate to the City application process.


Funding Application Process Calendar 

Needs Assessment                                                                    August 15 – Oct 31, 2018

Board Briefing on Application Process                                       September 17, 2018

Identification of Funding Levels                                                            September 18, 2018

Stakeholder Input                                                                     August – October, 2018

Advertisement of Public Hearing                                               September 30, 2018

Public Hearing                                                                          October 11, 2018

Submission to City                                                                   September-January

Proposed City Budget                                                               April, 2019

Update Stakeholders/Community Advocacy                               Jan-April, 2019

Proposed City Budget Public Hearing                                        April-May, 2019

Council Budget Approval                                                          May, 2019

NRHA Budget Approval                                                           June, 2019

Contract with City                                                                    October, 2019


In total, NRHA will submit applications for $16,248,733 which will allow NRHA to address a number of needs throughout the city. Following is a description of the programs for which NRHA is applying for funding along with the activities included within these programmatic areas. A list of the proposed funding request for each program application follows these descriptions.

Capital Improvement Program for Neighborhoods

Local capital improvement funding is provided to further Neighborhood Plan objectives, support designated redevelopment/conservation activities and carry out specific City-directed initiatives. This funding promotes a mixed-income, market-rate approach that is considered essential in building sustainable healthy neighborhoods. Neighborhoods utilizing CIP funds include East Ocean View, Willoughby, Wards Corner, Broad Creek and Spartan Village. The FY 2020 application also seeks funding to support the St. Paul’s Revitalization effort, i.e. Transforming Public Housing Communities.

City of Norfolk General Fund

The City’s General Fund is derived from taxes, fees and other revenue sources. NRHA’s FY 2020 funding request includes the following: Economic Development Fund, rental space for city offices in the Monroe Building, Wooden Boat Rental program and NRHA program administrative support.            

The applications identify where NRHA believes it can most effectively utilize its funds. At this point these are proposed budget requests that will be reviewed and evaluated. The final decision will be made by City Council.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

This program provides federal entitlement dollars as defined by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. CDBG funds support public improvements as well as redevelopment and conservation activities within targeted neighborhoods that are included  in the City’s Annual Consolidated Plan. The CDBG program also funds the HomeNet program administration which supports homeownership for the benefit of low- to moderate-income families. 

Home Program

The HOME Program includes entitlement dollars received under Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990. These funds support eligible first-time homebuyers with down payment and closing cost assistance for the purchase of both new construction and resale homes that meet the program’s housing quality standards.

Click here to download the FY2020 City Funding Application Summary.



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 is an important driver of the local economy.

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