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A Message from the CEO

“Like other organizations, RRHA has implemented sweeping changes in response to the pandemic covid-19.  The vast majority of employees have been working from home for several weeks.  Offices are now closed until further notice, however, phone lines, emails and emergencies are being addressed. In efforts to reduce the impact this pandemic is having on our

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RRHA ANNOUNCES DAMON DUNCAN TO STEP DOWN AS CEO

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) announced today that the President and Chief Executive Office Damon E. Duncan will step down from his position after a 60 to 90-day transition. He has also committed to working with the organization through the global COVID-19 pandemic to ensure staff and residents are safe and have resources

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RRHA OPERATIONS DURING COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) OUTBREAK

RELEASE_RRHA Operations Corona virus_3.16.20 RRHA OPERATIONS DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK Due to concerns regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, effective today, March 16, 2020, Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) will be observing limited operations until further notice. This decision was not made lightly, but rather, with careful consideration of the advice of public health officials,

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NEW REPAYMENT AGREEMENT OPTION ENDS MAY 1

New repayment agreement option ends May 1, 2020; here is everything you need to know moving forward! The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) is committed to ensuring all of our public housing families have every available opportunity to succeed. The work that we do is designed with the singular purpose of creating opportunities for every

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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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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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