A Message From Our Executive Director

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A Message from our Executive Director Edward Bland                         
The Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority (PRHA) is hard at work to change the face of Public Housing in Portsmouth. As the first housing authority created in the state of Virginia in 1938, our Authority provides housing and housing-related services for over 5,000 citizens of Portsmouth.

A supportive Board of Commissioners has positioned us well to change the face of our Public Housing. With our renewed commitment to our rental housing programs, coupled with a more thoughtful planning process we are looking forward to improving the affordable housing options for the Portsmouth community and sustainable neighborhoods for the people we serve. PRHA will increase the efficiency, responsiveness, and accountability in the services we provide to our internal and external clients.


At PRHA, we will welcome constructive suggestions, regarding how we can improve our services. We look forward to being a key player and meeting the affordable housing needs of the City of Portsmouth and its residents. 

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