The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia created, following Title 36 of the Code of Virginia. As part of the act, a local election was held on November 8, 1955 and a majority of those voting in the election approved the need for a Redevelopment and Housing Authority to be activated in the City. HRHA was organized on November 29, 1955, and it has been in continual operation since that date. HRHA assists eligible low-income families in our area with their rent through housing vouchers distributed by the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Currently, HRHA receives 883 vouchers. Our voucher program serves the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, including Bridgewater, Broadway, Dayton, Elkton, Fulks Run, Grottoes, Keezletown, McGaheysville, Mount Crawford, Penn Laird and Timberville.
To promote adequate and affordable housing economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination; and to foster redevelopment of blighted areas to ensure the economic, social and housing vitality of our community.
To treat all individuals with respect and dignity, to base all decisions on rational and provable data and to operate with efficiency in the delivery of all services.
The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Harrisonburg City Council. The Board establishes the Authority’s policies and procedures and appoints the Executive Director.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Chair - Vacant
Vice Chair - Christine Fasching Maphis
Commissioner Kevin Coffman
Commissioner Luciano Benjamin
Commissioner Gil Colman
Commissioner Shonda Green
Date: third Wednesday of each month
Location: Harrisonburg City Chambers (409 South Main St.)
Open to the public
Visit our Webstite at https://harrisonburgrha.com