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RRHA Hires Communications & Public Relations Director

RRHA Hires Communications Director 12.6.19 Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Damon Duncan announced last week that veteran government communicator Angela Fountain will be its new communications and public relations director.  In this role Angela will oversee internal and external communications, media relations and serve as a top spokesperson for the

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HUD Awards RRHA $500k

Press Release – HUD Awards RRHA $500k Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority competed against public housing authorities across the country to be awarded $491,285.00 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Mainstream Voucher Program Fiscal Year 2019 Notice of Funding Availability. The award letter, dated November 14, 2019, indicates the award gives

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RRHA to Freeze Evictions for Remainder of 2019

Media Release – RRHA Provides Grace Period for Residents Effective immediately, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) has implemented an agency-wide freeze on lease enforcement for nonpayment of rent. This freeze impacts each of the public housing developments under RRHA’s purview, including Creighton Court, Fairfield Court, Gilpin Court, Hillside Court, Mosby Court and Whitcomb

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RRHA Eviction Response by the CEO

RRHA Creighton Court Eviction Response.docx RRHA CEO Damon Duncan responds to eviction questions regarding Creighton Court and other residences. RRHA is working closely with the city and the Mayor’s office in their “Eviction Diversion” program. Above is the PDF with the full statement from Duncan regarding this issue and any questions surrounding the matter.

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Revised Dwelling Lease for Existing Tenants

On January 1, 2019, RRHA began offering a newly updated version of its Dwelling Lease to all new low-income public housing (LIPH) families. RRHA will now begin offering the new Dwelling Lease to all existing LIPH families. Each existing LIPH family will be offered a new Dwelling Lease for signature at annual re-certification appointments beginning

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Driver’s License Reinstatement August 5th

Effective July 1, 2019, Virginia law will change to prohibit courts from suspending someone’s driving privilege solely for failure to pay court fines and costs. This change does not address non-payment of tolls. Also beginning July 1, anyone whose driving privilege has been suspended solely for failure to pay court fines and costs will have

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Statement by RRHA Board Chair, Robert Adams, at the July 17, 2019 Board Meeting

I have a few words to say before the public comment period on behalf of our board and in alignment with our new CEO. I know that many of you are here tonight because of what you have read in the newspaper and perhaps on social media.   I would like to describe the reality of

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RRHA Welcomes New President and Chief Executive Officer

Damon E. Duncan was selected as the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority (RRHA) in February 2019. Prior to joining RRHA, he was the President and CEO for the Housing Authority of Elgin, Illinois. In this role he was responsible for the day-to-day management of its Low-Income Public Housing

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Hurricane Florence EMERGENCY SHELTER GUIDE

Mayor Stoney has declared a state of emergency! KNOW YOUR SHELTER OPTIONS: The city will be opening shelters at the following locations on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 4:00 pm: Linwood Holton Elementary School, at 1600 W. Laburnum Avenue (pet-friendly) Blackwell Elementary School, at 1600 Everett Street Transportation to the shelters is free with GRTC

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Hurricane Florence PREPAREDNESS GUIDE

Mayor Stoney has declared a state of emergency! PLEASE BE PREPARED: • Ensure that your emergency supply kits have bottled water and non-perishable food for each family member, and your pets, for three-five days. • Remember, during disasters, sending text messages is usually more reliable and faster than making phone calls because phone lines are

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