The Rockford Housing Authority has historically served the housing needs of persons whose income is low and very low in the City of Rockford through HUD funded public and HCV housing. RHA has provided “decent, safe, and sanitary” low-income public housing to Rockford’s citizens for decades. Throughout the decades the needs of our community have changed, and our agency needs a strategic plan to meet the changing needs proactively.
The Rockford Housing Authority is in transition from a provider of decent safe and sanitary housing to the leading provider of housing that meets a higher community vision. This transition involves the disposition, demolition, redevelopment, or conversion of obsolete developments that no longer meet the RHA and City of Rockford viability and community standards.
In order to accomplish this challenging and ambitious agenda, RHA will pursue leveraging all of its limited resources and creative intelligence to plan, fund, and execute the change. We must do something we have never done before.
Achievement of our new vision will result in the delivery of high quality affordable housing for our residents and applicants; and establish a new Asset Management Group (AMG) to oversee the assets of the Rockford Housing Authority. The AMG will operate more as a private sector firm, enhance partner opportunities with developers and property management companies in the community, and become financially stronger and less dependent on unreliable HUD funding. This is one of the principle purposes of our Strategic Plan.