Urban Tool Box Series Continues with Rental to Homeownership Workshop

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Ed Ware

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Thu, 08/10/2006

Norfolk, VA (August 10, 2006) – The NRHA HomeNet Homeownership Center will present a two-day workshop by national experts on assisting renters, especially Housing Choice Voucher holders, to become home buyers.

Expert training will be provided to bankers, realtors, and housing counselors, as well as community partners by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) on August 14-15, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Attucks Theatre located at 1010 Church St. in Norfolk. The registration fee is complimentary and further information is available at (757) 623-0458.

“All citizens should share in the rebirth of our urban centers and this workshop provides key tools to accomplish that,” said Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim.

The workshop is sponsored by Hampton Roads Ventures, LLC (HRV), in partnership with the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA), City of Norfolk, Hampton Roads Ventures and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Urban Tool Box is an on-going conference series on urban residential and commercial development, sponsored by HRV, a community development investment firm. The first conference held May 4, 2006, at the Attucks Theatre, brought together local and national leaders to discuss financial tools and incentives for urban commercial development. “We greatly appreciate the opportunity to continue our efforts to share “state of the art” community development finance tools with the Virginia affordable housing and community development communities”, says HRV President and CEO Robert K. Jenkins, Jr.

HomeNet is a full-service homeownership center that provides comprehensive homeownership counseling to aspiring homeowners. Last year, HomeNet assisted 75 Norfolk households in achieving the American Dream of Homeownership. “Hosting this informative two-day workshop on helping families achieve homeownership utilizing their Section 8 Voucher is exciting and an innovative strategy to increase homeownership opportunities,” said HomeNet Homeownership Manager LaShawn Fortes.

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