NRHA Board Approves Annual Plan

For More Information: 

Jan Branham

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Mon, 04/25/2016

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) Board of Commissioners approved the Streamlined Annual Public Housing Authority Plan at their monthly meeting April 14.  The Streamlined plan covers assisted-rental housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.  (It does not include neighborhood redevelopment activities.) The plan has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for approval.

The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) of 1998 requires housing authorities to complete a five-year plan and an annual plan for its assisted-rental properties and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.  The plan covers the period July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.


The plan includes information on NRHA’s major goals, objectives and strategies for assisted-rental housing and HCV programs, requirements/mandates by HUD and NRHA’s objectives and strategies for achieving the mission of “providing quality housing opportunities that foster sustainable mixed-income communities.”


Changes in this year’s annual plan include 

  • Conversion of some public housing properties  to Project-Based Assistance under Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
  • HUD’s “Streamlining Rule” options
  • Increased use of Project Based Vouchers
  • Demolition of approximately 200 units at Young Terrace and 100 units at Diggs Town to provide open space and off-street parking.  Remaining units will be renovated with improvements and modernized to improve utility usage.


The approved plan can be viewed at



About NRHA: 

Founded in 1940, NRHA is a national leader in community revitalization and fostering sustainable mixed-income communities.  As the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia, NRHA is an important driver of the local economy.

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