About HRHA

The Housing Authority Supports All Harrisonburg Area Residents.

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 continually operation since that date.

HRHA assist 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.

Our Mission Fuels Positive Growth In Our Community.

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.

We Value & Respect Our Residents and Vendors.

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.

Meet Our Board

Board Members

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

  • Dany Fleming – Chair
    Term Expires: November 29, 2023
  • Costella Forney – Vice Chair 
    Term Expires: November 29, 2022
  • Scott Gallagher – Commissioner
    Term Expires: November 29, 2020
  • Christine Fasching Maphis – Commissioner
    Term Expires: November 29 2022
  • Kevin Coffman – Commissioner
    Term Expires: November 29, 2023
  • Luciano Benjamin – Commissioner
    Term Expires: November 29, 2024
  • Gil Colman – Commissioner
    Term Expires: November 29, 2021

Want To Get Involved? Join Us At A Monthly Meeting!

  • Date: third Wednesday of each month
  • Time: 4:00PM
  • Location: Harrisonburg City Chambers (409 South Main St.)
  • Attendees: Open to the public

To view the upcoming agenda and information packet or to see what happened at a previous meeting, visit the Board Information section of the Document Center.

Our Team

Our Team Makes All Our Services Possible.

Located at Main Office, 286 Kelley Street:

Michael G. Wong

Executive Director

Christine Halterman

Finance Director

Duane Bontrager

Facilities & Construction Manager

Brad Knupp

Lead Maintenance Mechanic

Suzi Armstrong

Administrative Procurement Specialist

Nehemias Velez

Franklin Heights Property Manager

Christa Good

Housing Specialist

Liz Webb

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Manager

Jon Myers

HCV Specialist

Kimberly Ashlin

HCV Specialist

Kristin Derflinger

HCV Specialist 

Chuck Wilson

HCV Inspector

Jennifer Showalter

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Located at Commerce Village Office, 21 Elon Rhodes Lane:

Sandra Lowther

Occupancy and HCV Specialist

Commerce Village Property Manager 
Hours: 7am – 5pm, Tuesday – Friday

Located at J.R. “Polly” Lineweaver Apartments Office, 265 North Main Street:

Lisa Benasher

Lineweaver Apartments Manager

Located at Reservoir Street Office, 143 Reservoir Street:

Emily McCarty

Community Development and Grant Coordinator

Everett Brubaker

Resident Services & Communications Coordinator

Zoe Parakuo

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Coordinator

Careers

We Look For Positive People To Join Our Team.

If you are a positive, proactive, and solutions-focused individual, who possess the necessary skills, HRHA invites you to explore the current job postings.

HRHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

(Closed) Homeless Management Information Systems Coordinator (Remote)

Full-time Salary: $42,000 – $47,000 a year

Function: Provide project leadership, administrative support, and technical assistance to the Harrisonburg/Winchester Western Continuum of Care Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) participating agencies and users. Activities include: directing and overseeing the homeless management information system for the Western CoC including the annual point in time count, coordinating training and certification of existing and new HMIS users; developing and providing monthly and annual HMIS data reports for the CoC wide; assist in program evaluation and works with users to increase data base accuracy and reliability; provide technical assistance to HMIS CoC users; assist in grant writing by development of data reports; and acts as the primary liaison between the CoC and the HMIS software provider. This position requires some regional travel.

Job description and application HERE

(CLOSED) Community Development and Grant Coordinator

Full-time salary: $37,000.00 to $45,561.00 a year

Function: Provide administrative and project leadership in planning, developing, writing, and monitoring of the Authority’s grants, administrative plans, special projects, and community development initiatives. Activities include: directing and overseeing the Authority’s grant writing activities, grant coordination and grant operations, completing funding applications, ensures community development and grant activities meet all federal and state regulations, performs complex analysis of development projects, provides project management, program evaluation and reporting functions.

Job description and application HERE

(CLOSED) HMIS Data Specialist 

This position will work with the Western Virginia Continuum of Care Data Specialist. This position will assist in the coordination and implementation of ending homelessness best practices to create a collective impact on reducing homelessness in the communities served. This position will report to the Continuum of Care HMIS Coordinator.

Job description and application HERE.