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 picture (on polaroid to take home), pick a pumpkin and treat bag, and (for adults) to connect with an FSS coordinator to learn more about Moving to Work (MtW) and provide comment if interested. We had over two dozen families come through with over 40 kids!
In August, HRHA was selected to participate in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) cohort #1 of the Moving to Work expansion. Participation in the MtW expansion allows HRHA to develop local policies to meet MtW objectives, as well as flexibility on some spending.
The MtW plan has been published, and will be available for pubic comment October 16, 2020 through November 16, 2020. The MtW plan will be posted online, on our Facebook page, and available for pick up at the HRHA Main Office during business hours (286 Kelley St., Harrisonburg).
From HRHA Executive Michael Wong:
Residents, program participants and community partners,
The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) is excited to share our Moving to Work (MtW) plan and invite comments on our proposed activities and goals. We are grateful for feedback over the last month and a half, which assisted in the drafting of the proposed plan. We encourage your participation in our public comment period, the public hearing at City Hall October 21, and the October 29th input meetings for residents and participants.
Explanation of plan, avenues for comment, and more at:
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 Moving to Work Plan at its meeting on October 21, 2020 beginning at 4:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as possible.
Pursuant to Harrisonburg City Code Section 2-2-6, the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA.
The agenda will be posted on the city’s website at: https://harrisonburg-va.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx
Residents/Media will be able to attend the meeting according to best practices and procedures associated with the pandemic.
1. Masks must be worn
2. Social Distance of at least 6 ft will be followed
Residents will also be able to watch the meeting live on:
• The City’s website: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas
• Public Education Government Channel 3
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 of HRHA and participants in the HCV program are invited to attend (masked and distanced) or may call in at the number below. The meeting starts at 4:00pm and is held at the HRHA Main Office, 286 Kelley St in Harrisonburg.
To learn more about MtW and learn/provide input at the September 16 4:00pm meeting, please call:
1 – 929 – 205 – 6099
Enter the Meeting ID: 856 8954 0424 when prompted.
P.O. Box 1071
Harrisonburg, VA 22803