The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority has been designated an EnVision Center by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (or HUD). This announcement was officially made before a number of local leaders on Monday morning.
Denise Cleveland-Leggett, Regional Administrator for HUD’s Region Four,
indicates that the program is based on four pillars – economic empowerment, educational advancement, health and wellness, and character and leadership.
She asserts that these criteria have already been met by the NWGA Housing Authority.
Sarah Bradfield serves as the administrator of the EnVision Center. She says that this program will help those served by the NWGA Housing Authority to become more self-sufficient.
Rome Mayor Bill Collins believes that the EnVision Center provides a great opportunity for its beneficaries to change their lives for the better in the areas of education and home ownership.
Floyd County Commission Chairman Scotty Hancock indicates that he has been inspired by success stories of this program.
EnVision Centers are premised on the notion that financial support alone is insufficient to solve the problem of poverty, according to the HUD website; they are intended to make scarce federal resources more readily available to a greater number of households currently awaiting HUD assistance.
The area EnVision Center is located at the Willingham Village community on North Division Street in Rome.