Please see the documents below for the 2024 HRHA documents for public comment.
Comments on the following documents can be made through the form at the bottom of the page.
Significant changes coming to the inspection standards that must be followed in order to receive assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher program.
Changes will focus on resident health and safety. HRHA staff is available to answer your NSPIRE-related questions.
NSPIRE (National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate) changes are designed to focus on resident health and safety while addressing the increase in multifamily properties, and tenant and project-based vouchers.
To learn more about NSPIRE, financial incentives for landlords, and more, please read the HRHA Landlord Newsletter linked below.
For those who are in local housing organizations, property owners and managers, or working in government fields you are invited to the weatherization day at Mosby Heights! Community Housing Partners (CHP) Energy Solutions has been performing energy efficiency improvements at Mosby Heights in Harrisonburg. Join us Wednesday, April 26, from 1 to 2:30 pm to learn about the federally funded Weatherization Assistance Program and the opportunities for Mosby and other area residents.
We’re counting down the days to April 19th and the Great Community Give. We aim to raise $4,000 for scholarships for students of our housing choice voucher families. We are able to do this through our 501c3 arm – Shenandoah Housing Corp.
Here are some easy ways you can help:
Give online: The best option is to give online through the GCG platform on April 19 from 6:30 am to 8 pm. The minimum gift is $10. We have matching funds from United Bank and Litten & Sipe that will double your gift. Giving is secure, and donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you Litten & Sipe and United Bank!
If you prefer to give by check, you must give between April 5 and 4pm April 18. Make checks payable to Shenandoah Housing Corporation and mail or bring to HRHA offices. Include Great Community Give in the memo line. Everything ends April 19 at 8pm, and we must enter offline gifts into the system before then. No late gifts will count. Early gifts can count toward matches and challenges.
Early giving opens April 5 on the GCG platform. The link to our profile page where you can donate will start working then. Early gifts will not count toward the day’s prizes.
Check Out Our Profile Page Below!
We are proud to announce that Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority has received Harrisonburg-Rockingham Living Wage Certification Committee’s GOLD level certification. This is the Committee’s highest certification level available for employers to receive. This certification helps demonstrate Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s commitment to its employees regarding providing living wages. To learn more about living wages and Harrisonburg-Rockingham Living Wage Certification, please visit https://www.hrlivingwage.org/.
This will be a public forum for all concerned citizens interested in finding new ways to change the legacy of housing segregation and move forward in creating new opportunities and communities. To learn more about this event, click here.
The Kelley Street Garden will be opening up applications again for 2023. If you receive a voucher from HRHA, you are eligible to have your own garden bed and participate in gardening activities.
There are a number of benefits involved, including…
April 1st- Harvest Preparation Day
April 15th- Planting Day
If you are interested in participating, please submit the interest form below as soon as possible, as the number of garden beds are limited.
Please complete this form to request a raised garden bed at the Kelley St Garden. Priority will be given to those who live near the garden and can commit to taking care of the garden. If selected, you will be required to sign in commitment to the Garden Guidelines. April 1, 2023- Kelley Street Garden Harvest Preparations April 15, 2023- Kelley Street Garden Planting Day
PLAN TO ATTEND THIS SATURDAY’S STATEWIDE DAY OF ACTION & PRAYER
Please be advised that Steering Committee Members of Harrisonburg Rockingham Living Wage Campaign, a project of Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, and Michael Wong, Executive Director of Harrisonburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority, are planning a Vigil for Housing Justice. This Vigil will be held on the parking lot of HRHA at 286 Kelly Street on Saturday, January 21, 2023 @2:00 PM .
Virginia has an affordable housing crisis. Very low-income families spend more than half their incomes on housing. Approximately 29 percent of families spend more than 30percent of their incomes on housing. Rents have increased dramatically, and home prices have skyrocketed,making the American dream of home ownership out of reach for many families. Thousands of families are on wait-lists for public housing programs and evictions are rapidly increasing the number of people who are homeless.
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, in collaboration with Virginia Organizing, are organizing actions around Virginia to highlight the need for affordable housing in the Budget.
VICPP and Virginia Organizing believe Virginia’s budget should include the following allocations for affordable housing:
$75 million to the Virginia Housing Trust Fund to build more affordable housing and help prevent homelessness.
$738 million to the Housing Stability Fund to fund a rental voucher program to assist families with low incomes.
$12.5 million to the Virginia Eviction Reduction Program (VERP) to reduce evictions with short-term financial assistance to at-risk renters or homeowners.
We look forward to seeing you at the Vigil.
Steering Committee Member
Harrisonburg Rockingham Living Wage Campaign
The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority will hold a special strategic planning meeting on January 26, 2023, from 3:00-7:00 pm. This meeting will be held in the Lucy F. Simms Center conference room at 620 Simms Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.
HRHA offices will be closed to the public on December 29 and December 30. HRHA residents of Franklin Heights, Commerce Village and Lineweaver Apartments should call (540) 432-3921 with work order requests during those days.
P.O. Box 1071
Harrisonburg, VA 22803