The Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NNRHA) has been chosen by U.S. Housing and Urban Development as an EnVision Center site to help low-income residents increase their income and gain self-sufficiency. The Lift & Connect Resource Center at 618 18th Street will serve as the NNRHA’s new EnVision Center, offering support services to families in assisted housing to help them on the path to financial independence, and making the limited federal resources available to others awaiting assistance.
EnVision Centers are premised on the fact that financial support alone is not always enough to solve poverty. Intentional and collective holistic efforts are needed to foster lasting self-sufficiency. Supported by partner organizations in the nonprofit, faith-based and private sectors, the center will provide those in public housing communities with a centralized hub to access support in the following four areas: economic empowerment, educational advancement, health and wellness, and character and leadership.
The announcement was made earlier this week, and the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority was also selected for a center. To learn more about HUD’s EnVision Center demonstration, please visit HUD.gov/EnVision Centers.