Come Home to Norfolk Now

“Come Home To Norfolk, Now” is a program designed to encourage and maximize investment in Norfolk’s neighborhoods and to spread the word about the breadth and quality of the city’s housing.

Crispus Attucks Cultural Center

They came by bus, by car, by train. For 35 years, all the best road shows out of Harlem found their way to Church Street and the Attucks Theatre. The Crispus Attucks Theatre renovation is part of a national trend to preserve these magnificent, historic black theatres. When restoration is complete, the Attucks once again be a breeding ground for entertainers- in music, theatre, and fine arts.

Downtown Norfolk Council

NRHA has worked with the Downtown Norfolk Council to help make downtown Norfolk a vibrant and enticing urban center, regional asset, world-class destination, and dynamic and progressive urban place. The Downtown Norfolk Council is committed to effectively serving its members, the Business Improvement District Ratepayers, the City and the region. DNC is recognized as a leader, an advocate, and a resource in assuring that downtown is a safe, clean, attractive and vital place.

East Beach

East Beach is a new Traditional Neighborhood Development situated on a peninsula surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay, Pretty Lake and Little Creek. It will be built in the tradition of the coastal villages that populate the Southeastern Seaboard. Rooted in the region's architectural design traditions, East Beach will restore the grandeur and grace of waterfront living to Norfolk, and will be a landmark for the City and the region.

Hampton Roads Ventures, LLC

Hampton Roads Ventures, L.L.C., is a community development investment fund organized by NRHA to facilitate the investment of private-sector capital into low-income communities.


The mission of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to increase homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To fulfill this mission, HUD will embrace high standards of ethics, management and accountability and forge new partnerships - particularly with faith-based and community organizations - that leverage resources and improve HUD's ability to be effective on the community level.

Norfolk Design Center

The Neighborhood Design and Resource Center is an office of the Norfolk Department of Planning and Community Development, Division of Neighborhoods and Housing Services. It is a program to address neighborhood and housing design issues for the City of Norfolk in areas that are not current redevelopment neighborhoods.

Norfolk Public Schools

Norfolk Public Schools are dedicated to ensuring the success of each student in a safe, stimulating and challenging environment supported with a committed workforce that focuses on quality teaching and learning.

TBA - Tidewater Builders Association

TBA sponsors Homearama, which will be held in Norfolk’s new East Beach neighborhood in October 2004. TBA’s mission, which ties in well with the mission of NRHA, is to improve the climate for quality housing for all income levels; promote the growth and development of the shelter industry; promote excellence and professionalism among members through educational and networking opportunities; and support and enhance the community through charitable projects.

The STOP Organization

The Southeastern Tidewater Opportunity Project, Inc. (The STOP Organization) was created in 1965 as the Community Action Agency to serve South Hampton Roads. STOP’s mission is to provide a range of services and activities which have quantifiable and potentially major impacts on the root causes of poverty. STOP focuses its efforts in areas impeding the achievement of self-sufficiency among the poor.


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