• Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority will deliver COVID-19 preventative kits to public housing

    For Immediate Release
    Contact: Craig Wise
                804-541-0392 ext. 121
    Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority  will deliver COVID-19 preventative kits to public housing residents.
    HOPEWELL, VA, June 18, 2020 – Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) will distribute COVID-19 preventative kits to 308 public housing families residing in three communities managed by the agency.
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has made funding available to public housing agencies nationwide under the CARES Act for COVID-19 safe and preventative measures.  The funding is intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 amongst families residing in public housing communities.
    Craig Wise, public housing manager for the Piper Square community, is project manager for the planned distribution.  Notices will be sent to all public housing residents and distribution of 668 hand sanitizers and 18,000 face masks will be given to families by July 15, 2020.  Residents selected to assist with the project will receive stipends from the housing authority.  “The health and safety of residents is an ongoing and paramount concern for the agency.  The current health emergency in our city and nation only heightens our resolve to provide safe affordable housing to low-income residents.” according to Mr. Steven Benham, HRHA’s CEO.
    HRHA provides affordable housing for the citizens of Hopewell. Our mission is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination. If you would like more information about HRHA’s COVID-19 efforts, please contact our main office at 804-458-5160.