Norfolk awarded $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant
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Norfolk awarded $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) and the City of Norfolk a $30M Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Grant for the Tidewater Gardens community in the St. Paul’s Area. The grant will provide the following support: More than 600 housing choice vouchers. One for every … Continue reading

City of Norfolk’s Data Dashboards provide budget, employee and CIP information
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City of Norfolk’s Data Dashboards provide budget, employee and CIP information

Interactive dashboards use charts, maps, and graphs to display city data Three new data dashboards created by the Office of Budget and Strategic Planning provide at-a-glance information on Capital Improvement Projects, employee demographics, and revenues and expenditures. Each of these dashboards provides interactive maps or charts so that users may customize the view according to … Continue reading

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S&P boosts City of Norfolk’s outlook; joins Moody’s and Fitch affirming strong bond ratings

Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (“S&P”) boosted Norfolk’s ratings outlook from stable to positive and joined Fitch Ratings (“Fitch”) and Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) in affirming the strong credit rating on the City’s existing long-term ratings. S&P highlighted Norfolk’s “strong economy,” its “very strong budgetary flexibility and strong budgetary performance” and “very strong management, with … Continue reading

Checking out: Drug users take advantage of public libraries
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Checking out: Drug users take advantage of public libraries

The same qualities that make libraries ideal for studying and reading — unfettered public access, quiet corners and nooks, minimal interaction with other people — also make them appealing places to shoot up heroin, librarians are finding. In Norfolk, Virginia, a 47-year-old man died after a patron found him in a library restroom. In Batesville, … Continue reading