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About CRHA

About CRHA

GENERAL
The Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board of Commissioners consist of nine (9) members, one of whom serves as Resident Commissioner.  The members are appointed by City Council and may serve up to two consecutive 4-year terms from the date of appointment.  The Commissioners are the governing officers of the Authority. Their responsibilities include setting policies governing the operations of the Authority, charting the direction of current and future programs and development, and approving contracts entered into by the Authority.  The Board of Commissioners hires the Executive Director, who serves as Board Secretary and is responsible for managing the Authority’s day-to-day operations.   

HISTORY
The Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia with a nine member Board of Commissioners appointed by the City Council of the City of Chesapeake.  The Authority was created July 6, 1950 and was originally named the South Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority of Chesapeake.  On June 30, 1972, the South Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority of Chesapeake became the Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority as a result of a charter amendment in accordance with Title 36 of the Code of Virginia and has been in continuous operation ever since.

MISSION STATEMENT
The Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority is committed to achieving excellence in providing affordable quality housing, revitalizing communities, and promoting upward mobility and self-sufficiency through alliances with public and private sector groups.