Partners in Progress

Welcome to the website for the City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority

We are located in the beautiful city of Roanoke in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest, Virginia.

Here at RRHA, we are dedicated to providing quality, affordable housing for the families and communities we serve.

However, RRHA is more than a housing agency. We create and provide programs and opportunities for residents to succeed in life. Whether it is by helping someone find a new job or helping someone through the process of buying his or her first home. Whatever stage of life you find yourself in, we are here to help. The path to self-sufficiency is near… and possible.

RRHA plays a key role in enhancing the community through both residential and commercial redevelopment activities. RRHA owns important parcels of land in the downtown Roanoke area and works with Roanoke City, area businesses and homeowners to facilitate business and residential opportunities.

We hope you will find this website useful in your quest to know about the City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority.


Decent, affordable housing is important to all families. Housing fulfills the need for shelter, but it also contributes to the wellbeing of both parents and children in our community. It is our continued goal to ensure there is sufficient rental and homeowner housing stock to meet the diverse needs of all families in the community.

RRHA provides a beneficial mix of housing options. These affordable rental housing options include, single- family homes, duplexes, as well as developments for seniors, which ensures opportunities for all individuals to improve their economic situation and contribute to their communities.



Many in our community often struggled with some of life’s toughest challenges. High housing costs, job loss, illness, trauma, and isolation are just some of the barriers facing residents in our community as they work to create a stable life. It’s also about supporting families as they strive to reach their potential. The RRHA Resident Services Team is here to support your journey.

RRHA’s continued mission is to enhance the lives of our residents through community-based problem solving and neighborhood-oriented strategies. It is also our mission to promote self-reliance and self-sufficiency. The RRHA Leadership Team provides community-based social services and human development programs to enhance lives of our residents. These services provide the economic stability, health, and wellbeing of our Housing Authority residents and their families.



Since its inception, the City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority has played a significant role in redevelopment and revitalization efforts in the City of Roanoke. RRHA has many residential redevelopment projects with partner agencies to promote neighborhood revitalization and economic development. These projects provide a multitude of housing options for low to moderate-income persons while providing a wide variety of neighborhood revitalization efforts that increase property values, promote homeownership opportunities, and encourage diversity in neighborhoods.

Making our community safe, livable, and clean is the overarching vision that guides all planning efforts at RRHA. Our continued planning encourages progressive land use decisions, consistently working to improve our community through RRHA ongoing development plan.



RRHA has made significant progress in meeting goals and objectives of the 2015-2019 Agency Plan. RRHA completed a strategic planning process in 2014 which resulted in a new 5-year Strategic Plan adopted by the RRHA Board of Commissioners effective October 1, 2014.

The goals and objectives contained in the RRHA Strategic Plan.

Strategic Goal # 1. RRHA will improve housing availability and quality, with emphasis on housing and programs for families of low to moderate income in either low poverty neighborhoods or where a focused revitalization effort is taking place.

Strategic Goal # 2 RRHA will develop public housing that is not distinguishable from other housing in neighborhoods throughout the City of Roanoke.

Strategic Goal # 3 Explore RRHA’s role in economic development.

Strategic Goal # RRHA will explore the possibility of fostering resident owned businesses.

Strategic Goal # 5: RRHA will implement actions to reduce domestic violence involving persons served by RRHA through more staff awareness and involvement, with management taking an active role with resident councils.

Strategic Goal # 6 RRHA will foster creation of a culture where community is desired in its housing programs.

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