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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Inkster Housing Commission Celebrates the Grand Reopening of Their EnVision Center

The EnVision Center is located at 4360 Hickory St. in Inkster. Light refreshments will be served.

 

EnVision Centers are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). They are community centers that serve as a centralized hub to provide people with the resources and support needed to excel. They are designed to improve the economic sustainability of individuals by empowering them with opportunities to improve their economic outlook. Programs are focused around four basic objectives— economic empowerment, educational advancement, health and wellness, and character and leadership. Currently, there are 100 EnVision Centers in the United States.

 

“One of the goals of the Inkster Housing Commission is to provide programming to help our residents become self-sufficient,” stated Aaron Cooper, executive director of Inkster Housing. “We are excited to reopen the center, and grateful to HUD for their assistance in making it happen."

 

About Inkster Housing Commission

The Inkster Housing Redevelopment Commission (IHRC) was created in 1950 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Initially, the IHRC was a municipal department of the city of Inkster, a small, urban, blue-collar community 20 miles from Detroit. In 2004, IHRC became an independent, self-sustaining, HUD-funded nonprofit agency, following a change in state law which made all housing authorities independent of municipalities.

 

IHRC is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Inkster, Michigan, to 5-year staggered terms. IHRC’s mission is to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing for lower-income persons.

 

IHRC administers two HUD programs, Public Housing, and the Section 8 Housing Voucher Choice Program (HCVP). IHRC’s programs provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. The HCVP Program provides rental assistance/subsidies and 751 Section 8 Vouchers for eligible families living in private housing. IHRC provides housing and/or housing assistance to nearly 3,000 persons of whom approximately 1,500 are children under the age of 18.

 

By promoting personal, economic, and social upward mobility, our residents are encouraged to transition from subsidized to unsubsidized housing in the private sector.

 

About HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development)

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. More information about HUD and its programs is available at www.hud.gov and https://espanol.hud.gov.

 

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