Tag: Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority
March 1, 2023
City council approves Bluestone Town Center in 3-2 vote
The proposed development split the council much like how it inspired opposing reactions from residents. Here’s how the council members voted and why.
January 27, 2023
School leaders say Bluestone Town Center would accelerate need for new schools
Harrisonburg School Board members told city council members Friday afternoon that if the council approves a proposed Bluestone Town Center development, the influx of potentially 3,000 more residents would stress school capacity and increase the need for building additional schools.
January 18, 2023
Huge proposed development sparks massive public discussion, then earns planning commission’s support
After considering arguments Tuesday for and against a nearly 900-unit housing development along Garber’s Church Road and Erickson Avenue, the Harrisonburg Planning Commission ultimately voted unanimously to recommend the project for the city council’s approval.
January 15, 2021
Just what is a housing trust fund and how might it work in Hburg?
As city leaders, organizations and advocates have debated ways to address Harrisonburg’s housing crunch, the concept of establishing a housing trust fund kept popping up. Here’s a guide to how a housing trust fund works, what other localities use one and how it might affect Harrisonburg’s affordable housing crunch.
October 28, 2020
Housing authority moving forward on plan for voucher flexibility; Mayor urges Halloween safety
Harrisonburg’s housing authority is making progress with the draft of its plan to be part of a federal program that will allow for more flexibility in using federal dollars and more incentives to low-income people in hopes of putting them on a path to “self-sufficiency,” the authority’s leader told the city council Tuesday.
September 30, 2020
Public housing tenants may get rent reprieve next year; HRHA relationship with City Council ‘a work in progress’
Public housing tenants in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County could have more incentive to gain employment or improve their employment, perhaps as soon as the middle of 2021, under a new program being planned by the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
September 9, 2020
Council pushes for low-income housing improvements, gets briefing on JMU’s COVID-19 numbers
Harrisonburg City Council members pushed for improvements to low-income housing properties operated by the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority in their meeting on Tuesday night, even as the authority’s board chair, John Hall, sought to address tenant complaints made in July.
July 29, 2020
After call-in complaint campaign, city council scrutinizes public housing authority
Complaints about conditions in city subsidized housing prompted both expressions of support for residents and indignation from members of the Harrisonburg City Council on Tuesday evening, as current and former tenants along with activists from across the state called in to the livestream meeting.