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Neighborhood Notes - May

City of Norfolk Neighborhood Notes:


🔥Our Ignite 2023! Spark Community Change events continue with our NBN Summer Mixer on June 3 from noon to 3:00 p.m. Save the Date for an exciting and engaging event hosted by the Department of Neighborhood Services. Registration will open May 1st, but for now – mark your calendars!

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🏠First-Time Home Buyers College Registration for the Virginia Housing and Community Development Corporation is open for the next First-Time Home Buyers College [Class #75], beginning Tuesday, June 6th. This twelve (12) hour virtual course is designed to thoroughly equip first-time homebuyers with the knowledge, tools, and resources to make their dream of home ownership a reality.

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Course instruction includes Personal Finance and Budgeting, Credit and Collections, Improving your Credit Score, Mortgage Financing Options, Zero Down-Payment Options, Down-Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Programs, Housing Search Options, Negotiating with Sellers, Home Inspections, Purchase Agreement Essentials, Home Appraisals and Assessments, How to Read a Property Survey, Title Searches, Homeowner Insurance, Common Interest Communities, Closing/Settlement, and Much, Much More!

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Share the news with your friends, family, and your neighbors. Let's build wealth in our community through home ownership. Get started now and register at: tinyurl.com/4zsp2rjb or contact 757-800-1741.

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🏀Norfolk Parks and Recreation Esports Tournaments - Come out and participate in Friday Night Fortnight, NBA 2k23/PS5 and Madden 2PS4/PS5 Tournaments! For more info, check out the attached flyer.

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🚲May is Norfolk Bike Month This May, shift your gears to two wheels and pedal power for the 12th Annual Norfolk Bike Month!

Sponsored by Lime, the 31-day citywide celebration organized by the City of Norfolk, Downtown Norfolk Council, Hampton Roads Transit, TRAFFIX, the Elizabeth River Trail and other community partners is a great opportunity to explore the many benefits of a bike lifestyle and see how Norfolk just keeps getting better for bikes. Celebrate the Bike Life! Check out https://www.norfolk.gov/5369/By-Bike for a list of events and more info.

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🚘Neighborhood Quality Recreational & Commercial Vehicle Community Survey - The City of Norfolk's Neighborhood Quality division is seeking community feedback about recreational and commercial vehicle parking in residential areas. Take the survey which is open until May 17th.

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💸Senior and Disabled Real Estate Tax Relief Program Accepting Applications - Norfolk homeowners are encouraged to apply for the City’s real estate tax relief program for senior and disabled residents. To qualify:

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Residents must be age 65 or over, or totally and permanently disabled. Homeowners must live in the property. The combined income of owners and relatives living in the home cannot exceed $67,000 per year. Net worth, excluding the home, cannot exceed $350,000.

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Residents must apply each year for the program. Applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2023, to be considered for the 2024 fiscal year (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024).

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Information and applications are available at www.norfolk.gov/seniortaxrelief. Residents can also call (757) 823-1130 or email seniortaxrelief@norfolk.gov for more assistance.





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