The Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority (Authority) is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was created by the General Assembly of Virginia on January 27, 1958. Redevelopment and housing authorities are governed under Title 36 of the Virginia Code.
The Authority was initially created to redevelop the downtown area Hampton. In the 1960’s, the Authority undertook five major redevelopment projects with funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as follows: Bridge Street (downtown Hampton); Old Hampton; Phoebus, Buckroe; and West Hampton.
The Authority contracts with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to be responsible for two major housing programs: They own and operate three public housing apartment complex and manage over 2,000 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.
The Housing Authority also owns and/or manages over 400 non-public housing units across the city of Hampton.
For several years now, the City of Hampton has contracted with the Housing Authority to be a subrecipient of funds received from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and administer the HOME and CDBG Program.
The Housing Authority is led by our Executive Director, Mr. Ron Jackson, and our management team and each day brings the opportunity to fulfill our goals and objectives through our human resources.
HRHA, a development/real estate management organization, supports the strategic initiatives of the City of Hampton, by promoting opportunities that revitalize communities, enhancing the quality of life, and providing a link to housing and self-sufficiency.
HRHA values our customers, our employees and our communities.
Ronald Jackson currently serves as the Executive Director of the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority since June of 2011. Mr. Jackson served 6 years in the United States Army, holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Old Dominion University. He also holds designation as a Certified Manager (CM) earned through James Madison University’s Institute of Certified Professional Managers. He has worked in the housing industry for nearly 20 years and has an extensive background in redevelopment, finance, public housing, section 8, and general administration. He has worked with several housing agencies in Virginia such as Chesapeake and Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authorities, as well as the Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation. Before coming to the Hampton Housing Authority, Mr. Jackson was employed as the Deputy Executive Director for Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority in Toledo, Ohio.