The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (hereinafter, “DRHA”) is a public entity that was formed in 1941 to provide federally subsidized housing and housing assistance to low-income families, within the City of Danville, Virginia. The DRHA is headed by an Executive Director (ED) and is governed by a seven-person board of commissioners appointed by the City of Danville and is subject to the requirements of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations (hereinafter, “CFR”) and the DRHA’s procurement policy.
The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority owns and manages a total of 563 units in 7 multi-family developments. This public housing accommodates approximately 1,600 residents. DRHA also administers approximately 1,400 Housing Choice Voucher units in Danville, Martinsville, and Pittsylvania and Henry Counties. The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority currently employees approximately 41 people.
The functions of the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority include:
♦ Acquiring, leasing, and operating housing projects
♦ Providing for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, alteration, or repair of any housing project or any part thereof
♦ Constructing, remodeling, or renovating any public building or other facility used for public purposes provided requested to do so by the governing body
♦ Arranging or contracting for the furnishings of services, works, or facilities for or in connection with a housing project or occupants thereof
♦ Investing funds held in reserves
♦ Investigating into living, dwelling, and housing conditions and into the means and methods of improving such conditions
♦ Making loans and grants for the prevention and elimination of slums
♦ Investigating and reporting to appropriate agencies of any building or property where conditions exist which are dangerous to the public health, morals, safety, or welfare