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Sen. Coons applauds $142K federal grant to support low-income Delawareans

Sen. Chris Coons joins community members and officials to celebrate a new
EnVision Center at Crestview Apartments in Wilmington, Delaware, Feb. 4, 2020.
(Photo by Brendan Mackie/Office of U.S. Sen. Chris Coons)

WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Senator Chris Coons
(D-Del.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation,
Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, joined community members
and housing officials Feb. 4 to celebrate a $142,000 federal grant and a newly
designated EnVision Center at Crestview Apartments here.

“This $142,000 investment in
an accessible resource center at Crestview is going to make a real
difference for families in this community,” said Senator Coons. “The decade
that I spent in county government—working alongside city government—gave me a
window into programs like EnVision and how, together, we can help make quality housing and
supportive services available to everyone in our state. I’m grateful
for the opportunity to serve on the Senate Appropriations Committee,
which allows me to fight to bring home resources to Delaware.”

The EnVision
Center demonstration program is a new initiative by the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development to offer families living in HUD-assisted housing
access to support services. EnVision Centers
aim to provide communities with centralized hubs for support in four main pillars:
economic empowerment, educational advancement, health and wellness, and character
and leadership.

HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program grant of $142,000 will enable
the Wilmington Housing Authority to hire service coordinators who will work directly
with residents to connect them with programs and services in the local

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Feb. 4 event are available here:


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