Welcome

Welcome - and thank you for visiting the website of the Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (PRHA). We hope that you will find this website informative and exciting as we share important news, information and insight into the various programs and services which we provide within the City of Petersburg and surrounding areas.

The entire PRHA organization -our Board of Commissioners, staff, residents, and partners - strives to meet the needs of our community and to improve the quality of life for our residents.  This website provides some insight into who we are as an organization which centers around our mission to serve the citizens of Petersburg by providing affordable rental housing and assisting with home ownership opportunities to households in partnership with the City of Petersburg.

Founded in 1967, the Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (PRHA) is the primary provider of affordable housing opportunities for lower and moderate income families in the City of Petersburg. The PRHA is the redevelopment arm for the City of Petersburg and has the power to acquire property for redevelopment, undertake property rehabilitation and collaborate with other partners to bring revitalization to the City of Petersburg.

Additionally, PRHA administers 737 Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) and owns and/or manages 548 affordable rental housing units across the City.

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

Seven Commissioners serve as the governing body of PRHA and are the foundation for the Authority's actions and accomplishments. Each Commissioner must reside in Petersburg and is appointed by the Petersburg City Council.

The Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the Board, and through the work of 35 dedicated, hard working employees in three departments, Development; Finance; and Housing, meets the mission and goals of the organization.

Announcements:

Notice of Public Hearing
Agency Plan Update for the Year 2015

The Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority has completed its Agency Plan Update in Compliance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. It is available for review at the Authority’s main administrative office located in the Tompkins Building, 128A S. Sycamore Street. The Agency Plan includes:

  1. Changes to the Public Housing Flat Rent Policy.
  2. A Five –Year Plan that describes the mission of the housing authority and the goals and objectives for achieving its mission over the next five years.
  3. An Annual Plan that provides details about the housing authority’s current policies, operation, programs and services.

The Authority’s hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition, a public hearing will be held on August 12, 2014 in the Sycamore Towers, 128 S. Sycamore Street, at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited.