NRHA Secures $500,000 Workforce Development Grant

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Jenn White Moore

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Mon, 01/23/2017

Norfolk, VA (January 17, 2017)- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $492,000 to Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents achieve economic and housing independence.

The funding, provided through HUD's Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency-Service Coordinators Program (ROSS-SC), helps grantees hire or retain service coordinators who work directly with residents to assess their needs and connect them with education, job training and placement programs, and computer and financial literacy services available in their community.

 “Helping public housing residents find decent jobs that pay a living wage is the surest path to opportunity and self-sufficiency,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “This funding provides our local partners with the resources to help more Americans build a brighter future for themselves and their children.”

HUD’s ROSS-SC program encourages innovative and locally driven strategies that link public housing assistance with public and private resources, enabling participating families to increase earned income and to reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance while making progress toward self-sufficiency.

About HUD

HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. The Department’s Mid-Atlantic region includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. The regional office is in Philadelphia. More information about HUD and its programs is available at

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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