Decorative aerial photo of the St. Paul's Neighborhood


People are the priority!

Building a resilient Norfolk community of the future in Tidewater Gardens means helping current residents find new opportunities to build healthy, prosperous lives. Tidewater Gardens residents will find help right here.

Right to Return Policy

The City’s Right to Return policy lifts financial barriers to guarantee that every current resident of Tidewater Gardens has the right to return to the new community.

People First

People First USI is helping Tidewater Gardens residents with everything from relocation assistance to child care, transportation, job training, education and more!
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Housing Stability

Do you live in the Tidewater Gardens community? You can decide whether to move outside the area, relocate to a different public housing community, or become part of the new St. Paul’s. We’re here to help.
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Free education programs help residents build a bright future for themselves and their families. From job training to parenting classes to early childhood education, People First connects you to it all.
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Economic Mobility

People First USI has joined forces with Norfolk Works, Tidewater Community College and more than 20 local employers to help Tidewater Gardens residents succeed in today’s hot job market, grow their careers and realize their small business dreams.
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Health & Wellness

Along with a dedicated team of partners, People First USI is working to connect Tidewater Gardens residents to quality health care and reliable health insurance, while reducing the barriers to health equity that are so common in underserved communities.
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Learn more about the organizations putting people first during the Tidewater Gardens transformation.
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Resident Highlight:
Victoria Almond

"People First took a lot of pressure off of me having to move. I don’t know how I would have done it without their help.”