What is Assisted Rental Housing?

Assisted rental housing, also known as subsidized housing or public housing, provides decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Assisted rental housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single-family houses to high-rise apartments for seniors. Nationwide, there are about 1.3 million families living in Assisted rental housing neighborhoods, which are managed by some 3,300 housing authorities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers federal aid to local housing authorities that manage assisted rental housing. HUD also furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing, and managing these developments. More info

What are housing choice vouchers?

Housing choice vouchers allow low-income families to choose and lease privately owned rental housing that’s safe, decent, and affordable. More info

What is NRHA’s role in assisted rental housing and housing choice vouchers?

NRHA’s Housing Operations division has developed and administers nearly 4,000 assisted rentals in 16 Norfolk neighborhoods, and provides a variety of support services to help residents of assisted rental housing improve their lives. The division also manages about 2,500 housing choice vouchers.

©2017 Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority  NRHA Webmail

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