In a press release earlier today, HUD announced the names of the first 17 communities that will receive EnVision Center designations. EnVision Centers are centralized hubs that serve to support four pillars of self-sufficiency: 1) Economic Empowerment; 2) Educational Advancement; 3) Health and Wellness; and 4) Character and Leadership. The EnVision Centers will partner with “federal agencies, state and local governments, non-profits, faith-based organizations, corporations, public housing authorities, and housing finance agencies” and will leverage these “public-private partnerships” to connect households with services to promote self-sufficiency.
HUD plans to develop tools to track and measure resident outcomes and services to ensure that EnVision Centers are able to monitor progress.
NAHRO’s comments on the EnVision Center Demonstration can be found here.
HUD’s full press release can be found here.
The full list of communities receiving the Envision Center designation can be found by clicking below.
|State||City||Housing / Community Partnering Organization||Municipal Partnering Agency|
|California||San Diego||San Diego Housing Commission & San Diego Workforce Partnership||City of San Diego|
|Connecticut||Hartford||Hartford Housing Authority & Catholic Charities||City of Hartford|
|District of Columbia||Washington||District of Columbia Housing Authority||District of Columbia|
|Illinois||Chicago||A Safe Haven Foundation & All Chicago Making Homelessness History||City of Chicago|
|Kansas||Kansas City||aSTEAM Village, Kansas City Kansas Housing Authority||City of Kansas City, Kansas|
|Kentucky||Bowling Green||Housing Authority of Bowling Green & WROTE, Inc.||City of Bowling Green|
|Michigan||Detroit||Detroit Housing Commission||City of Detroit|
|Detroit||Life Remodeled||City of Detroit|
|Inkster||Inkster Housing Commission||City of Inkster|
|Missouri||Kansas City||aSTEAM Village, Kansas City Missouri Housing Authority||City of Kansas City, Missouri|
|New Jersey||Phillipsburg||Community Prevention Resources of Warren County & Phillipsburg Housing Authority||Town of Phillipsburg|
|North Carolina||Hickory||Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority||City of Hickory|
|North Dakota||Grand Forks||Grand Forks Homes, Inc. & Grand Forks Housing Authority||City of Grand Forks|
|Ohio||Youngstown||United Returning Citizens Inc & Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority||City of Youngstown|
|Oklahoma||Choctaw Nation||Choctaw Nation & Choctaw Nation Housing Authority||City of Poteau|
|Pennsylvania||Philadelphia||Philadelphia Housing Authority||City of Philadelphia|
|Texas||Fort Worth||Fort Worth Housing Solutions||City of Fort Worth|
|Washington||Spokane||Spokane Area Workforce Development Council & Spokane Housing Authority||City of Spokane|