Spartanburg Housing Authority Receives Two Awards of Merit from NAHRO
(Spartanburg, July 11, 2019) - The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) recently honored the Spartanburg Housing Authority with two 2019 Awards of Merit. The winning projects were: “Partnering for Healthy Outcomes for seniors” in Resident and Client Services Category and “Partnering to Eliminate Healthcare Barriers” in Resident and Client Services Category.
“Partnering for Healthy Outcomes for seniors”
Due to the barriers that many seniors face in regards to their sense of community and/or engagement with others, the Spartanburg Housing Authority has formed a partnership with the Shepherd Center of Spartanburg. The Shepherd’s Center offers active seniors living in public housing a variety of programs designed to provide learning experiences, activities promoting physical and mental fitness, avenues for volunteerism, and life enriching opportunities so they may grow mentally, physically and spiritually while aging in place.
“Partnering to Eliminate Healthcare Barriers”
The Spartanburg Housing Authority and ReGenesis Healthcare (RHC) have a shared vision of being committed to the support of access to healthcare for the residents of Archibald High Rise. RHC is providing onsite clinical services for RHC patients who resident or work at Archibald Rutledge Apartments. This service to the residents is to establish a continuum of care for patients and to enhance the access and availability of healthcare services.
“Congratulations to our 2019 Awards of Merit recipients,” said NAHRO President Carl S. Richie, Jr. “I am so proud of the great work they're doing for their clients and their communities.”
The NAHRO Awards of Merit program was created 20 years ago to recognize agencies who found innovative ways of making a difference in their communities and in the lives of the people they serve by creating affordable housing, revitalizing their neighborhoods, and developing initiatives such as job readiness programs, public-private partnerships, disaster prevention projects, and more.
“The Awards of Merit catalog is more than a list of winners,” said NAHRO CEO Adrianne Todman. “It’s a yearly compendium of some of the best work being done by housers and community builders nationwide. Congratulations to this year’s honorees!”