NRHA SECURES FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY (FSS) GRANT

For More Information: 

Saliya Hinton
shinton@nrha.us
757.314.2009

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Fri, 03/15/2019

 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $335,700, the highest amount in the state,  to Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) to hire or retain five FSS coordinators to help residents achieve economic and housing independence.

FSS Program Coordinators develop local strategies to connect participating families to public and private resources to increase their earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency.

 “One of the most important things we can do as public servants is to help HUD-assisted families achieve their dreams,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “Working with our local partners, HUD is connecting families to educational opportunities, job training, childcare and other resources that allow them to get higher paying jobs and, ultimately, become self-sufficient.

HUD’s FSS 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 www.hud.gov.

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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