Entries by Everett Brubaker

From Housing Assistance to Home Ownership

All participants who choose to enroll in the Family Self-Sufficiency program (FSS) are invited to establish goals when they sign the 5-year contract. Many participants aim to take the many steps needed to prepare for home ownership. This involves working on their credit, budgeting, securing a higher paying job, and learning about the home buying […]

Public Comment Notice for MtW and 2022 Plans

Public Comment Notice The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners Meeting will receive public comment on its proposed FY2022 Annual Plan, Admission and Continued Occupancy Policies and Budgets as well as its Moving to Work Supplement at its meeting on August 18, 2021 beginning at 4:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as possible. […]

JMU Dining and HRHA Host Dinner in the Garden

After a brief rain shower cooled off the summer air, JMU Dining’s Chef James Routhier began his cooking demonstration: a summer meal that is cheap, easy, and uses vegetables and herbs growing right in the Kelley Street garden. On July 24, JMU Dining and HRHA hosted “Dinner in the Garden”, a chance to celebrate the […]

Stakeholder Engagement Process Begins for MtW Agency-wide Changes

To apply for Moving to Work (MtW) designation, HRHA conducted initial outreach and engagement processes with residents, participants, and community agencies in Fall 2020. We presented a number of changes we were hoping to make to improve efficiencies, reduce burden on residents, participants, and staff, increase family self-sufficiency, and expand housing choice and stock. HRHA […]

Resident Reflections on a Pandemic Year

As the pandemic moves into a second year we hold the hope for normalcy alongside the recognition that we are not past the loss, challenges, and need for caution. It has been quite a year, demanding changes that needed to be informed, fast, and flexible. As spring continues and our country ‘opens back up’, our […]

HRHA’s Kelley Street Garden Launches with Community Build Day

Drills and saws whirled Saturday April 17 as community members, garden partners, HRHA staff and residents began building the Kelley Street Garden. The effort began in 2019, with funding coming initially from the Voluntary Gas Tax Group and then through a 2020 grant from JMU Dining and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. After […]

HRHA Welcomes New Staff Members

This month we welcomed two new members to the HRHA team. After spending some time with their predecessors (Emily and Laura) Kim and Anton took over their roles early March 2021. Please join us in welcoming them to our team and, in Anton’s case, to our community as well. Kim Haines – Community Development and […]

Farewell Emily and Laura!

While we are saddened to say goodbye to two incredible members of the HRHA team this month, we are excited for their next steps as they leave our agency. Emily and Laura have both been recognized in our community for their work on affordable housing and homelessness. We wish them both the best as they […]

(CLOSED) HRHA is Hiring! Community Development and Grants Coordinator

Community Development and Grant Coordinator Harrisonburg, VA 22803 Full-time Salary: $37,000.00 to $45,561.00 /year   Apply on indeed.com Position Description Position Title: Community Development and Grant Coordinator Reports To: Executive Director 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 […]

(CLOSED) HRHA is Hiring! Data Specialist for HMIS (part-time)

Data Specialist Harrisonburg, VA 22803 Part-time Salary: $16.00 to $20.00 /hour Apply on Indeed.com The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is seeking a qualified applicant for 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 […]