Building Better Neighborhoods In its continuing effort to maintain and provide affordable housing opportunities to the community, the NHA actively seeks and creates development opportunities and solutions that serve both the needs of the community and benefit the surrounding neighborhoods. Some active projects include those below.
Choice Neighborhood Initiative Norwalk Housing Authority was awarded a 2010 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Planning Grant for Washington Village/South Norwalk by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Only 17 planning grants were awarded nationwide - out of more than140 applicants for this new initiative that builds upon the success of the HOPE VI program. The goal of the CNI is to assist communities with workshops that will be scheduled during the 18-month planning effort to encourage the development of "Transformation Plans" for targeted distressed housing and their neighborhoods to create economically and socially diverse, healthy, and vibrant mixed-income communities.
The ongoing success of the Transformation Plan will be supported through the various Task Force committees that focus on People/Education, Neighborhoods and Housing. The City of Norwalk has pledged financial match commitments and letters of support demonstrating the City's collaborative community support. Public age broad community input.
The Capital Improvements Division NHA works to ensure the continued viability of the 18 Housing Communities it owns and manages through essential non-routine maintenance, revitalization, or redevelopment. The capital construction program includes the development and oversight of state (DECD-funded) and federal (HUD-funded) capital budgets and the selection and management of consultants and contractors.
Capital Construction main office is located on 1st floor at 24 ½ Monroe Street
Energy Performance Contract/ARRA Green Grants NHA has made a significant capital investment in state-of-the-art energy efficient systems at our elderly high-rise buildings and family properties including new PV solar panels, white rubber roofing, Energy Star windows and doors, and new Energy Star Furnaces.