Roanoke Housing Commissioners Hear How They Could Enhance, Expand Affordable Housing Units
“So your recommendation is, essentially, ‘Do this as quickly as you can,’” the commission's chairman told a consultant.
Roanoke’s public housing operator should consider moving swiftly to convert its apartments into a housing voucher program that could allow for new construction, renovations and the demolition of old buildings, a new report says.
The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority oversees apartments and houses for about 5,000 low-income residents across the city.
For more than a decade, the federal government has reduced the amount of money flowing to traditional public housing authorities like the one in Roanoke. That has led many authorities to adopt a new model that allows for private dollars and developers to help enhance and expand the availability of affordable housing.