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14th Annual Giving Tree Underway

Every year, HRHA invites community support to ensure children of families in our Family Self-Sufficiency program receive gifts around the Holiday season. Every year, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County families, organizations, and groups step up to make that happen. The 14th annual Giving Tree initiative is now underway, with trees at the Valley Mall in Harrisonburg (beginning November […]

Franklin Heights Halloween Drop-In

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) coordinators planned a Halloween drop-in on October 30 for residents in HRHA’s Franklin Heights. Stephanie, a resident of Franklin Heights (FH), did all the decorating, creating webs, stringing lights, and more to create a fun and safe Halloween atmosphere. One at a time, each family had the opportunity for a household […]

Public Comment and Hearing Notice – Moving to Work Plan

On October 16, 2020, the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Moving to Work Plan will be posted at the Authority’s website www.harrisonburgrha.com and available for public comment. Copies will also be available at the Authority’s administrative office. The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners Meeting will hold a public hearing on its proposed […]

100 Families Campaign – Extended through 2020

September 30 marked the initial close of our 100 Families, 100 Days housing campaign. This campaign was something new for us, pushing us to expand our outreach efforts, community engagement, and internal processes. The campaign launched June 15, 2020 with the goal of securing housing for 100 families by September 30. Utilizing CARES Act funding […]

First Resident and Participant Information/Comment Opportunity for MTW Tonight!

What policies can HRHA change to improve rent structure, certifications, and other elements that impact my voucher? How can HRHA improve my opportunists to achieve self-sufficiency? The first of many opportunities for residents and participants to learn more about the Moving to Work (MtW) process is this evening at the Board of Commissioners Meeting. Residents […]

HRHA selected for Cohort #1 of HUD’s Moving to Work Expansion

The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) has been selected to participate in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) cohort #1 of the Moving to Work expansion. This notification represents our intent to participate in the MtW demonstration and of our desire to receive public input on the plan development. Participation […]

Family Self-Sufficiency graduate Alina pursues home ownership

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a 5-year program funded by HUD and coordinated by HRHA staff. Program participants work with one of our coordinators to establish goals around finance, education, work, and family at the start of the program. Participants sign a 5-year contract committing to work with us to reach their goals, increase […]

Western Virginia Continuum of Care Welcomes New Coordinator

The Western Virginia Continuum of Care (CoC) is proud to announce and welcome Isaiah Mejah as the new CoC Coordinator.  Mejah will be responsible for providing administrative and project leadership in planning, developing, writing, and monitoring the CoC administrative plans, policy and procedures, grants, and Continuum lead initiatives to end homelessness in the region. Mejah […]