HUD Begins EnVision Center Demonstration

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

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