Educational Opportunities (Scholarship) annual scholarships are awarded to eligible High School Seniors and Adults who have good scholastic records, leadership potential and community involvement experience. Specific requirements must be met to be eligible and persons must be residents of NNRHA Public Housing communities and HCV clients. Scholarship applications are accepted between January and February. Please call 757-928-6079 for the deadline date. You can download the applications here: Adult Scholarship Application; Student Scholarship Application.
The Boys and Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula strives to meet the special recreational and educational needs of public housing youth by providing various site offices in NNRHA Public Housing communities. The various sites are located at Marshall Courts, Lassiter Courts and Aqueduct communities. Youth (6-18) attending the NNRHA club sites receive free membership during the school year.
Family Investment Center (FIC) Program assists public housing residents in becoming self-sufficient by providing better access to job training and educational and employment opportunities. Available services include GED referrals, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training, Job Placement Assistance and Follow up, Resume Preparation, Employability Workshops, Job Fairs, Self Paced Typing, and Transportation.
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program: HCV and Public Housing program families are offered an opportunity to achieve self-reliance and economic independence through this program. The FSS Program establishes an escrow savings account for each participating family once a family member becomes employed or receives an increase in employment income. This is a great program for residents interested in homeownership.
Tenant Relations Advisors are available to residents in each public housing complex. It is the counselor's responsibility to assist families or individuals with concerns that may have brought about unexpected changes or crises effecting residents.
Virginia Individual Development Account (VIDA) Program: The Virginia Individual Development Account Program helps eligible families learn how to manage their money and save to purchase a home, pay for school, or start a business through a special VIDA savings account. The VIDA Program will match your savings $2.00 to every $1.00 you save a VIDA account. Matched funds are not to exceed $4,000 per participant.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program: The Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) VITA Program, provide free tax preparation and online filing to residents. The VITA site is located at the Family Investment Center. The goal of NNRHA, through the VITA Program, is to educate residents on the various tax credits available to them as well as to minimize the number of targeted taxpayers not receiving their tax returns.
Senior Health Fair and Information Fair: Senior Citizens typically have health-related concerns and are not aware of the numerous community-based resources that are available to them. Each year NNRHA sponsors a Senior Citizens Health and Information Fair to provide our Senior Citizens with current information regarding health services and other services available to them. Approximately forty exhibitors from various agencies and community services participate each year.
Career Expo: The Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority sponsor's an annual Career Expo at The Boys and Girls Club of Virginia Peninsula. The purpose of the Expo is to provide an opportunity for residents and local citizens to meet and possibly interview with potential employers as well as speak with college recruiters in regards to pursuing higher education. Community Agencies also are invited to share information surrounding money management, healthy eating and homeownership. Approximately 50 vendors participate every year.
Girls Inc. : Girls Incorporated (Girls Inc) is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls Inc has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas. These programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives. Girls Inc is located in the Cypress Terrace public housing recreation center.
Operation Breaking Through: Operation Breaking-Through is a non-profit organization that collaborates with local agencies to produce solutions for impoverished communities throughout Hampton Roads. Operation Breaking Through offers a variety of programs to NNRHA residents such as Family and Peer Mentoring, Newport News Inner Soccer Programs, GED Classes and Afterschool Tutoring.
Peninsula Worklink : To assist our residents with job placement, The Family Investment Center (FIC) partnered with Peninsula Worklink to allow FIC to serve as a SHARE Network Access Point. The SHARE Network Access Points are defined as faith-based and community organizations where job seekers can go in their own neighborhoods or communities to look for jobs, assisted by trained individuals who connect them to the One-Stop system via computers and direct referrals for services such as online job searching and preparing a resume. This program will enable One-Stop Career Centers to extend their resources into underserved communities.
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Services
The Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NNRHA) is committed to providing language assistance services to persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). NNRHA will take reasonable steps to ensure that persons with LEP have meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate in our services and programs.
Language assistance services will be provided free of charge through use of Language Identification Cards (I-Speak Cards) or contracts or formal arrangements with local organizations providing interpretation or translation services.
Dominio Limitado del Inglés (LEP) Servicios
El Newport News Autoridad de Vivienda y Redesarrollo (NNRHA) se compromete a proporcionar servicios de asistencia lingüística a las personas con Dominio Limitado del Inglés (LEP). NNRHA tomará las medidas razonables para asegurarse de que las personas con LEP tengan un acceso significativo y una oportunidad igual para participar en nuestros servicios y programas.
Servicios de asistencia lingüística se proporcionará de forma gratuita a través del uso de los contratos o reordenamientos formal con las organizaciones locales que proporcionan servicios de interpretación o traducción del lenguaje y las tarjetas de identificación (I-Speak tarjetas).