ROBERT S. JERVAY PLACE
ABOUT ROBERT S. JERVAY PLACE...
The area around what is now home to Robert S. Jervay Place in Wilmington, NC was developed to meet the needs of working-class families in 1941 and was converted to public housing in the 1950s. The development was named in honor of the publisher of Wilmington's sole remaining African-American newspaper, The Journal. In the 1990s the area was in distress as it infrastructure had not been modernized since its construction.
In 1996, a HOPE VI grant was received for Jervay’s redevelopment from 2001 to 2004. The rental units on the rehabilitated four-site Jervay property are a mixture of single-family, duplex and townhouse-style homes, a community center, and outdoor recreation areas. The community was designed in keeping with the principles of “new urbanism,” creating walkable neighborhoods that provide housing of choice, easy access to neighborhood employment and cultural attraction, and a variety of amenities in order to promote public safety and a sense of ownership and community.
In 2018, Hurricane Florence ripped through North Carolina. Over 50 families from Robert S. Jervay Place were displaced after the storm. Jervay Place residents are resilient, as is the city of Wilmington. They are recovering and rebuilding even stronger than before.
Ms. Marquita Marshburn
ROBERT S. JERVAY PLACE
LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES
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COVID-19 has challenged all of us. Sharing your experience can help us locate resources, especially where they are most needed. Our resident’s health and safety are vital for ensuring we all thrive during these tough times. Neighborhood Partners is conducting an online survey to learn how families are coping through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click the link to begin this survey or call your Resident Coordinator, they can fill it out over the phone.
Ms. Marquita Marshburn
STAY CONNECTED, STAY INFORMED
Wilmington Covid-19 Response
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WILMINGTON, NC COVID-19 UPDATES
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WILMINGTON, NC COVID-19 RESOURCES
Information from the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services:
Essential workers can now apply for emergency child care subsidy by submitting the COVID-19 Parent Application for Financial Assistance for Emergency Child Care to their child care provider. For more information about local options for children from infants through age 12, call the hotline at 1-888-600-1685.
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