latest news & announcements

Waiting List Re-Opening

The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority will be officially reopening the Public Housing waiting for Elderly/Disabled . Please note the requirements and documents required in order to be placed on the waiting list...Read More


Join us for an open house and exploratory deconstruction tour as the City and ARHA staff explore this innovative construction technology prior to demolition of these buildings and learn more about the history of these resources. @ Ramsey Homes on February 9 & 10, 2018 from 2:00PM - 4:00PM...Read More

ARHA Summer Youth Initiatives Awards Ceremony 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended today’s award ceremony on behalf of our Summer Youth Initiative’s “Beautification Team.”  I am so thankful to experience the support from my coworkers. 

Response to Community Concerns

Over the past few months, as the redevelopment of the Andrew Adkins project has progressed, questions have been raised by community groups and residents regarding ARHA’s approach to financing the project and the potential displacement of ARHA residents from Alexandria.  In remarks printed in the July 20 issue of the Alexandria Gazette Packet, CEO Roy Priest made the following clarifying comments which are posted here on the website for all to see.

August 2017 Newsletter

ARHA On The Move

In the issue:

  • Andrew Adkins, Pg. 1
  • CEO’s Corner, Pg. 2
  • No Smoking Policy, Pg. 3
  • Resident Spotlight, Pg. 4
  • Resident Association News Pg. 5
  • Did You Know? Pg. 6
  • Dream Dog Foundation, Pg. 7
  • Customer Service, Pg. 8
  • ARHA Staff Comings & Goings, Pg. 9

Newsletter (pdf)

ARHA CEO Announces His Intent to Retire Mid FY 2017


The Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority (ARHA) Board of Commissioners announced today that Roy Priest, CEO, for the past nine years, has decided to step down from his position, effective the middle of FY 2017. This will complete his fifty year career in the housing and community economic development field....

Press Release (pdf)