Grants and Awards


CARES Act money used to improve broadband access in Virginia

Warren Turner, left, and Daniel Jones stand next to a reel of conduit that will protect fiberoptic cable that will be installed at the Lexington Place housing development in Portsmouth, Va., on Friday Dec. 18, 2020. Jones is the city's chief information officer for Portsmouth's Department of Information Technology. Turner is the information systems manager the Portsmouth Redevelopment Housing Authority. The federal CARES Act funding is being used to provide broadband internet to the community. 

NAHRO PRHA Award of Excellence

Foster Youth to Independence Grant
Presentation of the Foster the Youth Grant to the PRHA

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Mainstream Voucher
mainstream voucher

The PRHA was awarded $500,962 for 60 Mainstream Vouchers to provide housing and support to persons with disabilities to live successfully in their communities.

HUD emergency safety and Security UpgradesSecurity Grant3

The Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority has received a grant in the amount of $249,300 from the US HUD for emergency safety and security upgrades.  

 This will allow PRHA to provide an up to date surveillance system for Seaboard Square and Swanson Homes. “We will be able to curtail criminal activity on our properties and provide live video feeds to police in seconds, said Keyond Gorley, Security Coordinator.