Public Housing

Good, safe shelter for your family.

Public housing provides decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from apartments to high-rise buildings for the elderly.

In each of our communities, we offer programs and outreach services that serve as a stepping stone to upward mobility and self-sufficiency.

Public housing properties

Through the Property Management and Assisted Housing Department’s Management division, RRHA manages and maintains Richmond’s multiple housing developments for low-income families, seniors and the disabled.

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Smoke Free Cover Letter

Smoke Free Lease Addendum

June 2018 Rent Statement Insert

July 2018 Rent statement insert

Upcoming smoke cessation clinics:

Smoke Cessation clinic: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 through September 25, 2018 @ 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Hillside, 1500 Hardwood Street Richmond, VA 23234  Location: Hillside Community Room  Facilitator: Lesley Tyson (780-4887), Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator

Smoke Cessation clinic: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 through September 26, 2018 @ 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fourth Avenue Elderly Building, 1611 4th Ave Richmond, VA 23222 Location: Fourth Avenue Community Room. Facilitator: Sharon Ince  (780-6000), Resident Services Coordinator

Smoke Cessation Clinic:  Wednesday, August 15, 2018 – October 16, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. HCVP and TSO administrative offices 918 Chamberlayne Ave Richmond, Virginia .Location: Large Conference Room Facilitator: Kenyatta Green (780-4375), HCVP/TSO Director

Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP)



RRHA is modifying its Dwelling Lease (the “Lease”) and its Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (the “ACOP”).

On July 10, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia approved a final settlement agreement in the matter of Miles, et al. v. Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (3:17-cv-00160.JAG). As part of the settlement agreement, RRHA agreed to amend its Lease and the ACOP to reflect certain changes concerning (i) the definition of “rent,” (ii) how excess utilities charges are assessed, and (iii) reasonable accommodations for elderly or disabled residents.

Pursuant to the Dwelling Lease, Part II, Paragraph 16, existing tenants must be given 30 days’ notice before any modifications to the Lease or the ACOP become effective. This is your notice that, 30 days after the date of this letter, these changes to the Lease and ACOP will become effective.

In the Lease, the changes will more clearly explain your utility allowance and how you may be charged for excess utilities. The definition of “Rent” will be changed to distinguish rent from other charges RRHA may assess, like maintenance or legal fees. The Lease will also state that you have a right to request relief from excess utilities as a reasonable accommodation if you are elderly or disabled. The Lease will also clarify the order in which each of your payments is applied to any rent or non-rent charges.

In the ACOP, Chapters 3 and 9 are being revised to more fully lay out the process you may use to request relief from excess utilities charges as a reasonable accommodation if you are elderly or disabled.

Full copies of the proposed revised Lease and ACOP chapters will be available for your review in your Property Management office, and will be available online at 2018 LEASE AND ACOP MODIFICATION

After 30 days from the date of this letter, the changes to the Lease and ACOP will become effective. The revised Lease will be made available to you for signature at that time.

Capital Fund Grant 5 Year Action Plan


AMENDED NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (updated December 4, 2018)


Notice to Citizens of Richmond, Virginia


As directed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) has completed its proposed FY 2018-2022 Five (5) Year Action Plan.  The proposed Five (5) Year Action Plan includes information about the housing authority’s planned use of capital funds for the development, financing and modification of public housing developments and for management improvements. 

A copy of the proposed 5-Year Action Plan and supporting documents will be available November 26, 2018 through January 16, 2019 for public review at the Authority’s Administrative offices located at 901 and 918 Chamberlayne Parkway, Richmond, Virginia and all Public Housing Management Offices between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Also, review copies can be obtained from our website at

All interested persons wishing to comment on the proposed plan may submit written comments to RRHA, Attention: Office of the Chief Operating Officer,    901Chamberlayne Parkway, Richmond, Virginia 23220, by January 16, 2019.


A public meeting to receive comments on the proposed plan will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 5:30 p.m. at the Calhoun Family Investment Center, 436 Calhoun Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220.

The public meeting will be wheelchair accessible. A sign language interpreter or other accommodations will be provided upon request. To request assistance, please contact RRHA four (4) business days in advance of the meeting at (804) 780-4276 or TDD – Dial 711.


The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, elderliness, disability, or familial status.

Five year Action Plan 2018-2022