Monday, September 25, 2023

Williamsburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority gets $299K for public housing

U.S. Senators Mark Warner (left) and Tim Kaine announced several localities, including Williamsburg, received federal funding for public housing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Public Housing Capital Fund.

Sen. Mark Warner and Sen. Tim Kaine announced Tuesday several localities, including the Williamsburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority, received federal funding for public housing.

The WRHA received a total of $299,180.

Williamsburg was one of 26 localities in the state to receive public housing funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Public Housing Capital Fund, according to a Feb. 23 news release.

“Access to safe and affordable housing is crucial to a family’s health and stability,” the senators said in the release. “We’re pleased that these federal dollars will help support housing authorities as they continue to provide necessary assistance to Virginians amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”

According to the announcement, the funding is for the “development, financing, and modernization of public housing developments and management improvements.”

“The funds may not be used for luxury improvements, direct social services, costs funded by other HUD programs, and ineligible activities as determined by HUD on a case-by-case basis,” according to the HUD website.

While the other redevelopment and housing authorities in the Historic Triangle did not receive any federal funding towards public housing, other localities in Hampton Roads did. They include Portsmouth, Newport News, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton and Suffolk’s Redevelopment & Housing Authorities.


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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