First Round of EnVision Center Designations Announced
HUD Secretary Ben Carson recently announced the first round of “EnVision Center” designations in 17 communities across the nation. One of Secretary Carson’s signature initiatives, EnVision Centers 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.
EnVision Centers will form partnerships with organizations including federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, corporations, public housing authorities, and housing finance agencies. After the groundbreaking, communities receiving the EnVision Center designation will select the services to be offered at the center. HUD will develop tools to track and measure resident outcomes of EnVision Center participants and services – the goal of which is to ensure the EnVision Centers are able to achieve and monitor progress against the goals of the program.