About Us

History, Vision, Mission, Values

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) remains committed to fulfilling its mission and improving the lives of the many families we serve. To reflect this commitment, RRHA has updated the vision and values that guide this agency.

Our History

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA), was created by the Richmond City Council in 1940. RRHA grew out of a national program launched by the federal government in the late 1930s to combat blight and to provide housing for many of the poor suffering from the Great Depression.

A locally administered, and federally funded housing authority, RRHA provides real estate development; rental housing assistance; and property management of public housing communities for low and moderate income families throughout the City of Richmond. The largest housing authority in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves nearly 10,000 residents and manages nearly 4,000 units through its Public Housing Program. RRHA also provides subsidized housing assistance through its Housing Choice Voucher Programs (Section 8) to approximately 2,900 families.

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority provides quality housing, family self-sufficiency opportunities for residents and community and economic revitalization initiatives to contribute to the continued success of the City fo Richmond.

Our Vision

Building Vibrant Communities

Our Mission

To be the catalyst for quality affordable housing and community revitalization.

Our Values

iACT - Integrity, Accountability, Customer Focus, Teamwork – Defining who we are and how we do business.
• Do what is right legally and ethically
• Act with honesty and trustworthiness
• Honor commitments
• Take ownership for actions
• Make on-time/deadlines a priority
• Embrace quality/continuous improvement
• Provide accurate, timely information to meet customer needs
• Treat internal/external customers and partners with professionalism and respect
• Work collaboratively with customers
• Build strategic partnerships and relationships
• Share information and resources
• Take initiative to prevent problems and seek creative solutions
• Foster an atmosphere of cooperation