What goals are driving the transformation?

Through public-private partnership, the City of Norfolk is working to improve the lives of Tidewater Gardens residents and create a vibrant Norfolk community of the future. People First USI works in four key pillars to guide current residents through the transformation: education, economic mobility, health & wellness and housing stability. Transformation goals include:

  • Increase self-sufficiency, financial independence, and successful outcomes for families by providing housing choices and customized supportive services of People First USI.
  • Deconcentrate poverty and develop high quality mixed-income, mixed-use communities of choice.
  • Provide access to excellent educational opportunities in partnership with Norfolk Public Schools, local colleges and universities and early childhood education institutions.