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Enabling participating families to increase their earned income and reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance.

Enabling participating families to increase their earned income and reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance.

Enabling participating families to increase their earned income and reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance.

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Acquire the skills and experience necessary to earn a living wage.

Acquire the skills and experience necessary to earn a living wage.

Acquire the skills and experience necessary to earn a living wage.

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“Hard work works harder than luck!”
- Germany Kent

“Hard work works harder than luck!”
- Germany Kent

“Hard work works harder than luck!”
- Germany Kent

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“If you never try, you'll never know. You are what you manifest.”
- Germany Kent

“If you never try, you'll never know. You are what you manifest.”
- Germany Kent

“If you never try, you'll never know. You are what you manifest.”
- Germany Kent

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"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."
- William Shakespeare

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."
- William Shakespeare

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."
- William Shakespeare

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Resident Opportunities

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program

RRHA’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a five-year employment and saving program in which participants are connected with resources and opportunities designed to assist them on their path toward economic independence.

Participants are guided toward opportunities that will assist them in acquiring the skills and experience necessary to earn a living wage. A portion of any rent increase prompted by more earned income will be placed into an escrow savings account monthly and will be disbursed to the participant upon program graduation.

This program is open to families living in public housing and Housing Choice Voucher recipients.

Melrose Towers Residents outside on the sidewalk as food is delivered.

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program

RRHA’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a five-year employment and saving program in which participants are connected with resources and opportunities designed to assist them on their path toward economic independence.

Participants are guided toward opportunities that will assist them in acquiring the skills and experience necessary to earn a living wage. A portion of any rent increase prompted by more earned income will be placed into an escrow savings account monthly and will be disbursed to the participant upon program graduation.

This program is open to families living in public housing and Housing Choice Voucher recipients.

Melrose Towers Residents outside on the sidewalk as food is delivered.

Meet the FSS Coordinators:

Resident Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency Program (ROSS)

The Resident Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency Program (ROSS) provides trained local Service Coordinators to assess the needs of RRHA residents and coordinate available resources in the community to meet those needs.

These services enable participating families to increase their earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, make progress toward achieving economic independence and, in the case of elderly or disabled residents, improve living conditions and enable residents to age-in-place.

This program is open to families at all sites including Melrose Towers and Morningside Manor. 

Resident decorating a Christmas tree.

Meet the ROSS Service Coordinators:

U.S. department of Housing and Urban Developement logo & EnVision Centers log over an areial shot of Roanoke, VA.

Roanoke EnVision Center

The Roanoke EnVision Center is located at 2624 Salem Turnpike and provides the Northwest Roanoke community with a centralized location from which to access a variety of resources from partner agencies including non-profits, government agencies, and businesses. A computer lab is available for job search activities. The center is free and open to the public as well as to RRHA residents.

The center is open 8:30-5pm Monday-Friday.

Email the EnVision Center at EnVision@rkehousing.org or call 540-983-9210 for assistance. 

EnVision Center Calendar

There are no upcoming events.

The Roanoke EnVision Center is located at 2624 Salem Turnpike and provides the Northwest Roanoke community with a centralized location from which to access a variety of resources from partner agencies including non-profits, government agencies, and businesses. A computer lab is available for job search activities. The Center is open 8:30-5pm Monday-Friday.

The Roanoke EnVision Center is located at 2624 Salem Turnpike and provides the Northwest Roanoke community with a centralized location from which to access a variety of resources from partner agencies including non-profits, government agencies, and businesses. A computer lab is available for job search activities. The Center is open Monday-Friday from 8:30AM-5PM.

Email the EnVision Center at EnVision@rkehousing.org or call 540-983-9252 for assistance or if you’d like to receive event notifications via email and/or text message.

EnVision Center Calendar

There are no upcoming events.

Residents during holiday gathering.

Melody S. Stovall Scholarship Application

RRHA has offered educational scholarships to residents since 1983. Scholarship applications are available each year starting in March in public housing development offices, the HCV office, and on the RRHA website.  

Scholarships are granted based on academic achievement and community engagement. Graduating seniors, returning college students and adult learners are encouraged to apply.   

Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2022. 
For further information, call (540) 983-9210 or email ggoodman@rkehousing.org.
An application can be downloaded by clicking the button below:

Melody S. Stovall Scholarship Application

RRHA has offered educational scholarships to residents since 1983. Scholarship applications are available each year starting in March in public housing development offices, the HCV office, and on the RRHA website.  

Scholarships are granted based on academic achievement and community engagement. Graduating seniors, returning college students and adult learners are encouraged to apply.   

Completed applications must be received no later than
5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021. 

For further information,
call (540) 983-9273 or email scholarship@rkehousing.org.

An application can be downloaded by clicking the button below:
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