Safe, decent, affordable housing is a basic human right. Since 1938, Norwalk Housing has sought to preserve and expand housing that is affordable to families regardless of their income. Too many families that want to live in Norwalk to be closer to work or family are unable to afford to live here. We seek to improve the condition of the housing we have, preserve affordable housing wherever we can, and expand by building or buying new housing.
In addition to our basic mission to provide safe decent and affordable housing, we also work to give our families tools to enable them to raise their quality of life. This is accomplished through educational initiatives, scholarship programs, family self-sufficiency programs and partnerships with a wide variety of for profit, non-profit, and governmental agencies. Together we can help our families transform their lives.
As the Executive Director of Norwalk Housing, I am proud of the work of our staff who administer, manage, and maintain public housing, section 8, learning centers, and our EnVision Center. Our staff are passionate about serving the community and making sure our programs run smoothly and serve all our residents to the best of their abilities.
I have been inspired by so many of our clients. Single mothers working and taking care of their families, despite incredible obstacles. Students in our scholarship program, working to break free of the cycle of poverty. These and so many others are people we want to assist by providing them with safe, decent, affordable housing, and programming to help them achieve their goals, despite the many challenges they face.
Norwalk Housing would not be the organization it is today without our many partners who have supported us and our clients to overcome obstacles, learn and grow. We are made stronger and better with your assistance. I particularly wish to thank the donors and Committee Members of our Norwalk Housing Foundation and Scholarship programs. With your efforts, so many students have been able to expand their horizons and attain educational achievements that would otherwise have been out of their reach.