NRHA Hosts Regional Section 3 Compliance Summit June 30

For More Information: 

LaRhesa Christmas
lchristmas@nrha.us
757.314.1682

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011

Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority (NRHA) will host the Regional Section 3 Compliance Summit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at the Murray Center, 455 E. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk. The event is open to the public and has received national interest.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) website defines Section 3 as a “program (that) requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent possible, provide job training, employment and contract opportunities for low- or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods.”

Featured speakers include HUD’s Richmond Office Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Director Sylvia M. Berry, Virginia HUD Field Office representatives Andre Basmajian and Robert Davenport and Motivation Inc. CEO J. Keith Swiney.

Participants will learn of the HUD Section 3 requirements to ensure economic opportunities are appropriately directly towards Section 3 residents and contractors.

They will also learn about the Alternative Procurement Program for businesses that partner with businesses owned by residents of assisted-rental housing. Representatives from local housing authorities, City of Chesapeake and Norfolk as well as Norfolk Public Schools will address upcoming contracting opportunities.

The summit is open to the public. Contractors, housing authority staff, property managers, Section 3 residents, procurement/contract officers and agency partners are encouraged to attend.

General registration $50, Section 3 resident registration $25. Proceeds will help fund the NRHA Resident Training Fund. For more information, contact Economic Opportunities Administrator L. Sevena Davenport at (757) 314-2026 or ldavenport@nrha.us.
 

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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