Entries by Everett Brubaker

VA Fair Housing Law Updated to Include “Source of Funds”

From J. Michael Hawkins, Virginia Housing:   As a result of legislation passed by the Virginia General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor, the Virginia Fair Housing Law has added discrimination on the basis of a person’s “source of funds” to the list of unlawful discriminatory housing practices.  “Source of funds” is defined as […]

Securing housing for 100 Families in 100 Days – Join us

With additional funding through the 2020 CARES Act, Harrisonburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority (HRHA) is urgently looking to find housing for 100 new Harrisonburg and Rockingham families by September 30, 2020. As a result of COVID-19, individuals and families have seen increased challenges in accessing affordable housing. In our community, we simply do not have enough […]

Goal Met: Over 1,000 masks in two weeks

In two weeks community members of Harrisonburg and Rockingham county helped supply HRHA with over 1,000 cloth face masks. We are so grateful for all the masks that came in and the many hands who made them. We still welcome mask donations, though will not be able to provide compensation at this time. Please check […]

COVID-19 Temporary Waivers & Alternative Requirements

Summary of Public Housing and HCV Temporary Waivers and Alternative Requirements The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released waivers and alternative requirements for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. HRHA has adopted specific waivers noted in the chart linked below, effective April 15, 2020, with the respective time frames […]

Community Call for Cloth Face Masks

The Harrisonburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority (HRHA) is asking for community support in providing washable face masks for our residents and staff. We will also connect donated masks to those experiencing homelessness and the community members who work with them. HRHA is willing to provide compensation. Masks can be dropped off at our main office […]

COVID-19 April 6, 2020 Update

Staying at home is the best way to help keep you, your family, and your community safe. HRHA is continuing to operate on essential staff status to support the Governor’s Stay-at-Home order. We encourage all residents and community members to follow these orders: traveling out for essential items only, staying six feet away from individuals, […]

Social Security Commissioner Press Release Regarding COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Beneficiaries

On Friday April 3, 2020 Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul provided an update to persons who receive SSI in relation to the recently passed COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments. Social Security beneficiaries will receive their economic impact payments, and filing a tax return is not required for these persons. More details can be viewed in the […]

COVID-19 March 30, 2020 Update

HRHA is monitoring the COVID-19 situation seriously and adjusting operations accordingly. As you know, HRHA serves some of the most vulnerable populations in our community. We will provide weekly updates as the situation progresses. Ensuring our residents remain healthy and housed, and keeping our staff safe, remain priorities.   Moving Forward-Please accept my thanks and […]

COVID-19 March 23, 2020 Update

HRHA is monitoring the COVID-19 situation seriously and adjusting operations accordingly. As you know, HRHA serves some of the most vulnerable populations in our community. We will provide weekly updates as the situation progresses. Ensuring our residents remain healthy and housed, and keeping our staff safe, remain priorities. March 23rd updates are as follows: 1. […]

HRHA Updates Policies and Procedures Regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Cases in the United States began in January 2020 and continue to increase. In response, HRHA will be reducing person to person contact and restricting and/or eliminating office visits. Updates to HRHA Operations effective March 16, 2020 1. All interim and re-certifications will […]