Harrisonburg Redevelopment
& Housing Authority
P.O. Box 1071
Harrisonburg, VA 22803

Phone: 540-434-7386
Fax: 540-432-1113


Who we are

Our Programs

Our Staff

What's New


Grievance Procedure
HRHA & All Programs


COC Grants

Annual Plan

Landlord Access

Surplus Auction


Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy

Polly Lineweaver Solar Array

Housing Application



The Authority 

The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority ("the Authority") is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia created pursuant to Title 36 of the Code of Virginia.  An election was held in accordance with the act on November 8, 1955, at which a majority of the qualified voters of the City voting in such election approved the need for a Redevelopment and Housing Authority to be activated in the City.  The Authority was duly organized on November 29, 1955, and it has been in operation since that date without interruption. 

Board of Commissioners

The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) is governed by a 5 member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Harrisonburg City Council.  The Board establishes the Authority's policies and procedures and appoints the Executive Director.
The Board of Commissions meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00PM, at the Authority's administrative office located at 286 Kelley St., Harrisonburg, VA.

Elroy Miller - Chairman
Term Expires: November 29, 2018

Thomas J. Dawson - Vice Chairman
Term Expires: November 29, 2018

Timothy Smith - Commissioner
Term Expires: November 29, 2015

Scott Gallagher -
Term Expires: November 30, 2016

John Hall - Commissioner
Term Expires: November 29, 2017

Mission Statement: 

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.