Human Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a position with Newport News Redevelopment & Housing Authority (NNRHA)?

Newport News Redevelopment & Housing Authority accepts applications only for positions which are currently advertised. We usually post our vacancies on our website,, Virginia Employment Commission and our local newspapers. Applications to apply for positions currently advertised can be obtained from our website, or our office. A complete application must be submitted for each position vacancy. Resumes only are not accepted, however, a resume may be attached to the completed application. If a job vacancy is posted with a specified closing date, all completed applications for the position must be received in Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. to be considered.

What happens after I submit my application for a position?

Applications are reviewed by Human Resources to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of relevant education and experience as it relates to the specific position. Please check our web site at for position status. In compliance with Federal and State employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a non job-related medical condition or disability.

Will I be considered for other positions if I meet the criteria?

In order to be considered for other positions, you must submit an application for each position.

What happens if I’m selected for an interview?

Applicants who are selected for an interview are contacted by Human Resources to schedule an interview. Following the interview process, the Department of Human Resources will notify the successful candidate. The candidate will complete paperwork for several background checks such as a criminal history record check and a Division of Motor Vehicle transcript. Once an offer of employment has been extended and accepted, the candidate will be required to take a pre-employment drug screening.

Selected candidates will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States at the time of employment. Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act, you must provide evidence that you are either a citizen of the United States or that you are authorized to work in the United States before you can be employed with the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Who may I contact if I have questions about the hiring process?

You may contact the Human Resources Office at (757) 928-2620, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., if you have questions.