Notification of Invitation to Bid-New Construction: Commerce Village II Annex

Notification of Invitation to Bid

March 5, 2024

New Construction:  Commerce Village II Annex


On March 18, 2024, Your firm is invited to submit an offer to Owner for construction of a facility located at: 298 E Washington Street/Elon Rhodes Lane Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802.  Bids must be received before 2:00 pm local standard time on the 17th day of April, 2024, for: Project: HRHA – Commerce Village II Annex

Project is for new construction of a residential building with a total of 16 dwelling units on two levels. Common space is included for resident services. Each unit has one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchen and a living area. The construction is wood-frame. The exterior is a combination of brick and siding. The building will include a sprinkler system.

Documents may be obtained only by general contract Bidders from the office of the Architect LDDBlueline-.


Important Food Recall: Recall on Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches That Have High Lead and Chromium Levels

Please take a moment to learn about the recalled food products by the CDC.

Recalled Products

  • WanaBana brand
    apple cinnamon fruit
    purée pouches
  • Schnucks brand
    applesauce pouches
  • Weis brand cinnamon
    applesauce pouches

CDC Recommendations:

1. Do not buy, eat, sell, or serve recalled cinnamon applesauce pouch products because they may contain lead and chromium.
2. Parents and caregivers of children who may have eaten recalled products should contact the child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood test for lead and further evaluation.

To learn More Information, Visit:

Health Alert Network (HAN) 00500: High Blood Levels in Children Consuming Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches (


Notice of Request for Proposals

HRHA is seeking Proposals for the use of up to 8 Section 8 Project-Based Vouchers (PBV) with supportive services to be used in forthcoming new housing construction. Housing construction of apartments, townhouses or single family homes must be started by October 2025 and ready for occupancy by December 2026.


HRHA RFP PBV 2024-01 Issue Date: January 12, 2024

Click here to download: HRHA RFP PBV 2024-01

Due Date: 4:00 p.m., local prevailing time, February 16, 2024 by a PDF emailed to Michael G. Wong, Executive Director,

The RFP application packet and instructions may be downloaded above or obtained by calling the Kelley Street office at (540) 434-7386. All Inquiries For Information Should Be Directed To: Michael G. Wong, Executive Director,

2024 HRHA Documents for Public Comment

Please see the documents below for the 2024 HRHA documents for public comment.


JR POLLY 2024 DRAFT for public comment

Commerce Village ACOP 2024 DRAFT for public comment

Lineweaver ACOP 2024 UPDATED for public comment

Franklin Heights ACOP 2024 UPDATED for public comment

MTW Supplement FY24 for public comment

2024 Budgets-All Programs8.15.23

FY24 Annual Plan for public comment

Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority HCV ADMIN PLAN 2023_202…



HRHA Landlord Training: NSPIRE

Upcoming Inspection Changes:

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.

HRHA Landlord Newsletter June 2023



Mosby Heights Weatherization Event on April 26th!

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.

Click here to RSVP



Great Community Give 2023

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:

  • Share! Online giving days succeed through networking. Help us expand our reach by sending this email to your network and ask your friends to do the same.
  • Be socially (media) active! Post on Facebook, tweet about Great Community Give, and share your love for your particular passion, whether it’s education, housing, health care, or animals. Ask others to do the same.
  • Become a fundraising champion. Everyone loves a champion, including us! We really need fundraising champions to help drive people to our Great Community Give profile on April 19th. Contact Kim Haines at for more information on how to become a fundraising champion!

Making a Gift

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!

Give offline

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

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!

HRHA Great Community Give

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Living Wage Certification

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

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Living Wage Certification Gold Level

Building a New Foundation: Dismantling Housing Segregation Brick by Brick

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.


Building a new foundation: Dismantling Housing segregation brick by brick A public forum for all concerned citizens interesting in finding new ways to change the legacy of housing segregation and move forward in creating new opportunities and communities. Melody barnes, Moderator, Executive Director & Senior Fellow University of Virginia Karsh institute of Democracy Dr. Martive T. Chiles Assistant Profresor of African American History old dominion university James W. Dyke, Jr. Senior Advisor, State Governement Relations, McGuire Woods Consultingm LLC Mureen Yap, Senor Counsel National Fair Housing Alliance Thursday, April 27th 5;30 to 7pm Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard The form is free but registration is required Building A New Foundation: Dismanlting Housing Segregation Brick by Brick Tickets, Thu, April 27, 2023 at 5:30 pm event brite Hosted by: LWV League of Women Voters of Virginia Supported by: Virginia Housing Richmond Association fo realtors Virginia Museum of History & Culture HousingForward virginia Virginia Housing Alliance


Kelley Street Garden 2023

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…

  • Growing your own freshly grown vegetables
  • Cooking with food that you have grown yourself
  • less money spent on eating out
  • building relationships with other residents and master gardeners
  • learning activities about gardening for both youth and adults, and much more!

Important Dates:

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.


Kelley Street Garden Interest Form

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