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CADA Office Hours Are
Monday-Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

CADA is a private, non-profit organization, a Community Action Agency, whose mission is to assist low income citizens achieve self-sufficiency and a better quality of life. Our purpose is to promote through regional cooperation, the industrial, agricultural, recreational, educational and general economic well being and health and welfare of the citizens of Bertie, Halifax, Hertford and Northampton Counties.

 

Choanoke Area Development of North Carolina Incorporated.
Post Office Box 530 120 Sessoms Drive
Rich Square, North Carolina 27869
Telephone: 252.539.4155
Fax: 252.539.2048

 

 

November Board Meeting Announcement

Due to the continuing health emergency and the need for social distancing, the October Board Meeting for Choanoke Area Development Association of NC, Inc. (CADA) will be a telephonic meeting at 6 PM on November 10th. The Conference call information is: 800-914-8405 Access Code: 7860263. For additional information contact, Sallie Surface, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sallie P. Surface

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CADA Receives CARES COVID-19 Economic Impact Funds for Families

CADA has received funds from the federal CARES Act to assist families economically impacted by COVID-19. This program is federally funded by a supplemental Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CARES from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families to NC Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Social Services, which allocated the funds to Community Action Agencies in North Carolina such as CADA.

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CADA Implements Measures to Safeguard Families, Community and Staff

In response to the current health emergency, CADA is implementing the following steps to safeguard children/families, the community and staff: All Head Start Centers Closed Monday, March 16, 2020, for children and will remain closed until further notice; CADA is working with parents to provide electronic educational outreach and materials for the children and to coordinate meal distribution.

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, until further notice, all CADA Offices, and Head Start Centers are closed to the public (walk-ins). For assistance or additional information visit the CADA Website, www.nc-cada.org and click on the Contact Tab to leave us a message or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . A staff member will respond.

If you do not have access to the internet, contact the CADA Administrative Office, Rich Square-252-539-4155. Response time will depend on the number of inquiries/calls received. Your inquiry is important and we will respond.

Sallie P. Surface, Executive Director

 

Press Release

CADA Continues to Work and to Implement Measures to Safeguard Families, Community and Staff

In response to the continuing health emergency, all CADA Offices and Head Start Centers will remain closed to the public (walk-ins). For assistance or additional information visit the CADA Website, www.nc-cada.org and click on the Contact Tab to leave us a message or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . There is an application form on the website. A staff member will respond. If you do not have access to internet, contact the CADA Administrative Office, Rich Square-252-539-4155. Response time will depend on the number of inquiries/calls received. Your inquiry is important and we will respond.

Sallie P. Surface, Executive Director

Ribbon Cutting at New Woodland-Olney School Apartments is Postponed

Thank you for your support of New Woodland-Olney School Apartments and the renovations that are now complete. . Due to the recent recommendations from Governor Cooper, the general climate surrounding the Corona Virus, and the current efforts to assist in containing it’s spread the ribbon cutting event scheduled for March 27, 2020, is postponed until a later date. For additional information, contact Sallie Surface, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

CADA Announces Funding to Renovate Woodland-Olney School Apartments Historic School to Receive a Facelift

 

 

The historic Woodland-Olney School that was converted into 30 subsidized senior apartments in 1998 by Choanoke Area Development Association of NC, Inc. (CADA) and many partners will receive a facelift and modernization to better serve the senior tenants who reside in the apartments. An allocation of federal and state historic tax credits has been received by New Woodland-Olney, LLC to fund $2.3 million in repairs including new windows, a new roof, new HVAC systems, plumbing, flooring, cabinets, appliances, improved parking, and many more upgrades. The work which will continue to preserve the historic character of the building is scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2019.

Partners who are working with CADA to make this modernization a reality are:

  • CAHEC-Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation (syndicator federal historic tax credits)
  • NCHFA-North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (allocation of tax credits and loans)
  • Fairview Development Partners, LLC (syndicator state historic tax credits)
  • First Bank (construction financing)
  • Weaver-Kirkland Development, LLC (developer)
  • Weaver Cooke (general contractor)
  • Weaver-Kirkland Housing, LLC (managing member)
  • CADA (non-profit managing member)

The design team is Tise-Keister Architects and Rivers and Associates. EXCEL Property Management will continue to manage the day-to day operations of the apartments. HUD rental assistance will continue to be provided by Roanoke-Chowan Housing Authority. The legal team for this development is led by Debbie McKenney, Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, PA, Winston-Salem, NC.

The Town of Woodland transferred the historic property to CADA in 1997 for the purpose of conversion into senior housing. Sallie Surface, CADA Executive Director, stated, “We are thankful for the continuing commitment of the Town to provide housing and services for senior residents. Without the town’s support and vision, the apartments would not be a reality.”

For additional information, contact Sallie Surface, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

CADA Seeks Contractors for Housing Programs
Virtual/Telephonic Bidders Conference
11:00 AM Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Choanoke Area Development Association of North Carolina Incorporated., (CADA) has received funding from the US Department of Energy and The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency to weatherize home and rehabilitate the homes of eligible residents in Bertie, Edgecombe, Halifax, Hertford, Martin and Northampton Counties. CADA seeks local contractors in the following trades to implement weatherization standard measures; Evaluation, Cleaning and Tuning of HVAC Systems, HVAC’s, Electricians, Plumbers, Insulation and Incidental Repairs.

Contractors are also needed for the Urgent Repair, Essential Single Family Rehab and Disaster Recovery Essential Family Rehab Programs. All contractors must have the capacity, equipment and trained staff to install measures in accordance with program standards and the requirement of the State of North Carolina and must provide evidence of trained staff or be willing to train staff to meet required certifications and agree to a minimum of 40 annual continuing education for staff assigned to work with CADA.

Contractors must provide proof of required insurances and equipment prior to contracting and beginning work. Contractors must also submit a completed CADA’s Contractor Application if they do not have a current application on file with CADA. A minimum of three references is required.

Bid requirements and processes will be discussed during the Virtual/Telephonic Conference. Contact Marion Williams at 252.539.4155 extension 521 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. to register for the meeting.

Minority and female owned businesses/contractors are encouraged to attend and submit bids.

For additional information contact: Roy Worrells: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Brad Woodard: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Telecommunication Device for the Deaf is (TDD) 1.800.735.2962.

Sallie Surface, Executive Director
May 8, 2020