Community development celebrated this week

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 20, 2003

Suffolk News-Herald

For the 17th year, national community development officials will spend this coming week celebrating the positive impact Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds have had in improving low-to-moderate income neighborhoods.

Beginning Monday, the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority will also &uot;focus local and national attention on the accomplishments of community development programs funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,&uot; reads a proclamation.


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&uot;We see the National Community Development Week event as an opportunity to educate citizens regarding the Community Development efforts of the City of Suffolk,&uot; a statement from the SRHA reads, &uot;and the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and to focus on its critical importance in the lives of low and moderate income families.&uot;

On Saturday, April 26, the housing authority will host festivities in the Hall Place and Orlando communities, where the most recent community development activities have occurred over the past few years.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. in the Hall Place Park entrance at Hall Avenue and Cedar Street., which will be followed by the celebration at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church-Orlando parking lot at 600 Factory St. Cultural events, food and music will all be a part of the affair. Various community leaders have been invited.

For more information, call 539-2100.