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Our Impact

The Portsmouth Partnership is committed to elevating the lives of Portsmouth's residents, which in turn adds value to the entire Hampton Roads Region. The dedicated efforts of the many civic, business, and professional leaders apart of the Portsmouth Partnership over the years,  have promoted safe streets, great schools, engaged citizens, and a thriving business community. 


jobs produced through the efforts of the Greater Portsmouth Development Corporation


in tax revenue for the City of Portsmouth through the work of the Greater Portsmouth Development Corporation


in grants awarded to worthwhile projects and non-profits in Portsmouth 


graduates from the Lefcoe Leadership Development program, the majority of whom continue to invest their time and talents in serving the Portsmouth community


entrepreneurs and small businesses supported through Bloom Coworking

Stories of Impact

Habitat for Humanity: Success Through Partnerships


Three years ago, Latrice Grant found herself a frightened victim of abuse, a single mother, and newly homeless. She left her previous home clutching little more than some clothing, a few personal items, and her 5-year-old daughter's hand. But she did not find herself alone. A call to a local helpline put her in touch with Portsmouth's Help and Emergency Response agency, where she found shelter, food, emotional support, and the means to provide a semblance of continuity and stability for her daughter. By the time her 28-day stay had ended, HER had also directed her to the Portsmouth Area Resource Coalition and given her something else: an application form for a Habitat for Humanity home.

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Latrice Grant stands before her new Habitat home.

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