As the Chair of the Board of the Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA), I am thrilled that HUD would recognize the progress WHA has made with this honor, and that now we will be able to do even more for our residents. During my remarks I said, "It's very easy right now in this country to focus on what divides us. When we talk about self-sufficiency, we're talking about something that unites us. No matter your political affiliation, we are united here to help Wilmington." I also touched on the Riverside project, and how we are raising millions of private dollars to bring a better quality of life to underserved communities.
Photo cover: L to R: Mayor Michael Purzycki, Senator Christopher Coons, WHA Chair James Spadola, WHA Executive Director John Hill, Resident Services Director Irmina Williams, HUD Field Office Director Maria Bynum, HUD Regional Director Joe DeFelice