Our Administration is committed to reforming government services and expanding opportunities for more Americans to become self-sufficient. The EnVision Center demonstration will offer HUD-assisted families access to support services that can help them achieve self-sufficiency, thereby making scarce federal resources more readily available to a greater number of households currently waiting to receive HUD assistance.
The EnVision Centers demonstration is premised on the notion that financial support alone is insufficient to solve the problem of poverty. Intentional and collective efforts across a diverse set of organizations are needed to implement a holistic approach to foster long-lasting self-sufficiency. EnVision Centers will provide communities with a centralized hub for support in the following four pillars: (1) Economic Empowerment, (2) Educational Advancement, (3) Health and Wellness, and (4) Character and Leadership. The Economic Empowerment pillar is designed to improve the economic sustainability of individuals residing in HUD-assisted housing by empowering them with opportunities to improve their economic outlook. The Education pillar seeks to bring educational opportunities directly to HUD-assisted housing and includes partnering with public and private organizations that approach education in non-traditional ways on non-traditional platforms. The Health and Wellness pillar is designed to improve access to health outcomes by individuals and families living in HUD-assisted housing. The Character and Leadership pillar is designed to enable all individuals and families residing in HUD-assisted housing, especially young people, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens by encouraging participation in volunteer and mentoring opportunities.
Through results-driven partnerships with federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, corporations, public housing authorities (PHAs), tribal designated housing entities (TDHEs) and housing finance agencies, EnVision Centers will leverage public and private resources to help individuals and families living in HUD-assisted housing climb the ladder of opportunity.
Local Agencies interested in Partnering with the Regional Housing Authority EnVision Center are asked to fill out this contact form:
EnVision Center News
Individuals seeking to participate in EnVision Center activities should contact Kala Guido to request an appointment, 828.485.4282 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Crisis Intervention Program
Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) serves individuals and families who are experiencing a heating or cooling related crisis. Each household will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if there is a heating or cooling crisis. Attached flyer gives details on When, Where and How to apply
Low Income Energy Assistance Program
NC’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) gives families a one-time vendor payment to help pay their heating bills. Attached flyer gives details on When, Where and How to apply.