NRHA Property Improvements Funded by Stimulus Package Underway

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Kelly R. Williams

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Mon, 01/25/2010

Norfolk, VA (January 22, 2010) – Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) received $9.1 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for capital improvements at its assisted-rental properties.

Work is underway on two projects accounting for about $3.09 million. Those are road and site improvements at the 257-unit Oakleaf Forest community ($2.6 million) and window replacement at the 310-unit Calvert Square community ($513,000). The Oakleaf project was designed by the engineering firm of C. Allen Bamforth, Jr. The construction is being handled by Precon Construction Co. Companies involved at Calvert Square are Via Design Architects and AirTech Solutions, Inc.

The balance of the grant will be used to make additional improvements at the Young Terrace, Partrea, Hunter Square and Bobbitt properties. This work will be under contract by mid-March in compliance with the ARRA grant.

Earlier this month HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing Sandra Henriquez applauded the success of housing authorities in utilizing ARRA funds, stating that they have been “remarkably well executed by the industry.”

Oakleaf Forest Site Improvements

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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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