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Housing Stability
Housing Stability

Housing Choices?
That’s your decision.

Do you live in the Tidewater Gardens Transformation area? As you consider your housing options, remember that you have a choice in where you live. Options are outlined below. No matter what you decide, People First USI is here to help you every step of the way. 

You Have a Choice!

Return to the redeveloped community

You have the option to become part of the renewed St. Paul’s area. People First USI will help qualified residents temporarily move and then return to the redeveloped St. Paul’s area once it is built.

Relocate to other assisted housing communities

Residents can move to another Norfolk public housing community such as Young Terrace, Calvert Square, Oakleaf Forest, Diggs Town, Partrea Midrise, Huntersquare Midrise, Bobbitt Midrise or Sykes Midrise. People First can help find a new community and assist with your transition.

Take a Housing Choice Voucher

You can move to new housing outside of the St. Paul’s area using a Housing Choice Voucher. Managed by the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Housing Choice Vouchers help low-income individuals and families find housing they can afford.

Getting Started is Easy!

People First USI is now working with Tidewater Gardens residents under the first phase of the St. Paul’s Transformation project. If you’re a resident and haven’t been in touch with the People First USI team yet, get started today. It’s easy!

Call People First USI at
(757) 390-4365

Visit the Main Office at
521 Ruffner St.

Send us a message now!

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.

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