Newport News Redevelopment & Housing Authority

For over 75 years the Newport News Redevelopment & Housing Authority (NNRHA) has worked to achieve its mission of creating affordable housing, viable neighborhoods, and opportunities for self-sufficiency that enhance the quality of life for citizens of Newport News.


Founded in 1939, the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NNRHA) is the primary provider of new homebuyer opportunities and affordable housing for lower and moderate income families on the Virginia peninsula. The NNRHA is the redevelopment arm for the City of Newport News and acquires property for redevelopment, undertakes property rehabilitation and manages the City’s Consolidated Housing and Community Development programs.

Additionally, NNRHA administers over 2900 Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) and owns and manages over 1448 affordable rental housing units across the City.

The mission of NNRHA is to maintain and create affordable housing, viable neighborhoods, and opportunities for self-sufficiency that enhance the quality of life of all citizens of Newport News. The Authority has established strong partnerships with public and private organizations to provide an array of services to NNRHA clients and the community.

Seven Commissioners serve as the governing body of NNRHA and are the foundation for the Authority’s actions and accomplishments. Each Commissioner must reside in Newport News and is appointed by the Newport News City Council.

The Executive Director serves at their pleasure and through the work of four departments, Administrative Services; Community Development; Finance; and Housing, meets the mission and goals of the organization.

The Lift & The Rise Apartments on Jefferson Ribbon Cutting

The Lift & The Rise Press Release

NNRHA: New Doors to New Beginnings

Yates Elementary Fine Arts Program (NNPS-TV)

We are very excited to have been the recipient of a Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) implementation grant for the redevelopment of the former Ridley neighborhood. CNI is a comprehensive approach to address overall community revitalization and provides an array of resident support programs. Click here for more information

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Housing Crisis?

If you are facing a housing crisis, please call the Regional Housing Crisis hotline:

(757) 587-4202

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The hotline is the starting point for anyone who is experiencing a housing crisis throughout Hampton Roads and in need of shelter, related services and/or community resources.

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