Roanoke Housing Authority

About Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Roanoke, Virginia

In July 1949 the Roanoke City Council passed a resolution to establish the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA).

Today, seven commissioners, appointed by Roanoke City Council, serve as the policy-making board of RRHA. The board’s role is defined and governed by state law and local ordinance.

RRHA is an independent, political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia with three primary responsibilities to the citizens of Roanoke:

  • To provide housing and homeownership opportunities and to accomplish neighborhood revitalization.
  • To take a leadership role in providing programs and resources for residents that promote and encourage self-sufficiency, self-esteem, and self-determination.
  • To maintain a leadership role in fostering economic development and job opportunities through redevelopment.

RRHA’s goal is to help others reach their goals by helping people become self-sufficient and reduce dependency on public assistance.