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Villages At Lincoln

Villages at Lincoln is the launching pad for individuals and families to get off public assistance, gain their economic independence, and learn to rely on themselves. And RRHA’s Family-Self Sufficiency Program provides the count-down.

Villages at Lincoln is one of the most significant affordable housing projects undertaken in the history of the RRHA. This project is changing the face of public housing, creating a mixed income residential neighborhood that better integrates into the surrounding neighborhood. With more housing opportunities, residents can move from one level of housing to the next as they gain self-sufficiency, without relocating to another neighborhood in the City.

Villages at Lincoln is the transformation of a 300-unit high density “public housing development” into a beautiful, village-like community. The number of public housing units on site has been reduced and additional new duplex rental houses and single-family homes have been built. It’s a success story you have to see to believe.

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program links you to services available in the Roanoke Valley that can assist you and your family members with the education, job training and supportive services needed to meet your self-sufficiency goals.

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Villages at Lincoln is helping to change the face of public housing. For instance, we’re finding more effective uses of technology — both as a means of improving internal operating efficiencies and assisting residents in becoming self-sufficient.

We see the Villages at Lincoln community as a world-class, computer-ready neighborhood where residents have the connections, equipment and training they need to improve their job skills. Technology is a tool for empowerment, enabling youth to break the cycle of poverty, adults to advance their job skills, and elderly to obtain information and communicate using the Internet.

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Testimonials & Stories

“I am a homeowner—for the very first time! The Villages at Lincoln is more just my own home. It’s my strategy for the future!”
— Norma Wade, Carilion Health Systems

“I’ve made my first down payment, and we’re moving into a new home, thanks to the IDA Program. It really is a dream come true!”
— Melissa Dillard, Lewis Gale Health System

Contact Info

Looking for a place to call all your own? Ready to start the next phase of your life? Ask us about Villages at Lincoln. Give RRHA a call at: 983-9224 or click here to send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to download the Villages at Lincoln application