About NRHA

HomeNet FamilyFounded in 1940, NRHA is the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia and is a national leader in real estate development and property management. WIth a $100 million annual capital and operating budget, NRHA's exceptional staff of 350 works with Norfolk citizens to continually renew and revitalize the city.


Quality housing choices in neighborhoods where you want to live.



Provide quality housing opportunities that foster sustainable mixed-income communities.





1. Quality Housing Opportunities for All - NRHA is committed to providing a continuum of housing options for households of all incomes seeking housing.

2. Sustainable Mixed-Income Communities - There is a need for a new housing model to create a healthy physical and social environment that would appeal to a wider range of incomes.

3. Strategic Business Approach - To meet changing requirements and to make the best use of our resources, we are developing a new approach for the delivery of products and services.

4. Community Support and Engagement - Recognizing the interrelated nature of our mission, NRHA resolves to work to become a trusted partner that works collaboratively with key stakeholders and partners.


Values are “the principles that govern organizational behavior and the way in which we do business.”  While NRHA already had a set of six values with definitions for each, an employee-led team decided that some values should remain, while others should be added or redefined. 

The new list of values is:

  • Accountability
  • Customer Service
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork

This forms the acronym ACE IT.  This describes colloquially what the organization desires to accomplish by operating under this set of values.


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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION - NRHA provides equal housing and employment opportunities for all persons. NRHA does not discriminate against any applicant, resident or employee on the basis of disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, familial status or national origin in the admission, access or operations of programs, services or activities. NRHA complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. An internal grievance procedure is available to resolve complaints. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you have the right to file a complaint of discrimination  by calling toll free (888) 799-2085. Qualified individuals who need communication aids, services or other accommodations to participate in programs and activities are invited to make your needs known to the 504/ADA Coordinator, Kim Thomas (757) 623-1111. Please give NRHA at least seven to ten days advance notice to meet your needs