FRHA Franklin Scholars Program
The Franklin Scholars program was created to provide educational opportunities for gifted youth living in various areas of Franklin and Southampton County. The FRHA Scholarship Program was created, as part of the Franklin Scholars program, to recognize graduating high school seniors who have excelled in academic achievement and community involvement. We believe that many excellent students exist in our community but are unable to continue their education beyond high school due to financial challenges. Donations have been received from local Franklin businesses and other FRHA partners to build a fund for these students.
When school is out, we offer the FRHA Summer Enrichment program to provide youth with educational and entertaining options during the summer months. The daily program includes breakfast, and lunch classroom instruction, recreational activities. Trips to various sites are a part of the program curriculum and have included the Virginia Air & Space Museum, the Smithsonian Museums in Washington D.C. and college tours to Chowan University and Norfolk State. To apply, interested students must complete an application so please contact us for information on the next application period.
The FRHA currently manages four housing properties in Franklin.
Berkley Court – A 75 unit family development on Cameron St. offering apartment homes ranging from 1 to 5 bedrooms.
Pretlow Gardens – A 40 unit family development on Pretlow St. offering one story apartments and two story townhomes from 1 to 3 bedrooms.
Old Town Terrace – A 35 unit family development on Bruce St. offering one story apartments and two story townhomes from 1 to 3 bedrooms.
The Terrace at Bruce Street - A 12 unit market rate development on Bruce offering newly renovated 2 and 3 bedroom units.
FRHA works with landlords and other property owners to administer Housing Choice Vouchers for up to 362 families. Homes are privately owned and located in the Franklin, Southampton and Isle of Wight. FRHA provides partial rental assistance to tenants and regular Housing Quality Standards inspections.
Homeownership for low income families is an important concept in Franklin. FRHA was approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a homeownership program in early 2004. FRHA is working to reinvigorate its homeownership program and provide our residents with the opportunity to earn a home.
Our Multifamily Housing, Housing Choice Voucher and Homeownership programs are only a part of what we do. Our vision is to be a leader in providing housing services, homeownership, redevelopment and revitalization of communities.
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