National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials – Southeastern Regional Council Presentation

National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials –  Southeastern Regional Council Presentation

The Authority’s Secretary/Treasurer, Florence Kingston, was invited to participate in a panel discussion at the Fall Workshop of the Southeastern Regional Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO-SERC) in Asheville, North Carolina on November 7, 2016.

Mrs. Kingston presented a video and case study about Jim’s Local Market for the panel’s topic, “Food Deserts: The Problem and the Solution”. Access to healthy foods has become a major issue for many low-income communities around the country, and the presentation highlighted Newport News as a rare, real-world example of the challenges and triumphs of local government directly addressing the issue with funding and bricks and mortar.