Category Archives: News

22 Apr
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RHA Offers Buyouts, Braces for Cuts

RHA Offers Buyouts, Braces for Cuts By Jeff Kolkey Staff writer ROCKFORD — The Rockford Housing Authority is bracing for potential federal budget cuts, offering employees a buyout in hopes of reducing staff. Executive Director Laura Snyder said the Housing ...

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04 Apr
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Changes in HUD inspections timing

HUD TO DRASTICALLY CUT NOTICE FOR INSPECTIONS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AND PRIVATELY  OWNED APARTMENT BUILDINGS The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is launching a series of listening sessions around the nation to gather input from the public ...

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18 Feb
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Rockford Housing Authority Receives Funding for 348 Tenant Protection Vouchers

Today, The Rockford Housing Authority has been notified that HUD has awarded Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs) for replacement housing for those currently living within Brewington Oaks, who choose this option for housing, with additional vouchers that RHA qualified for over ...

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15 Feb
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HCV Landlord Meeting at RHA

The HCV Landlord program helps low-income families afford rental homes in the private market by covering the difference between their own contribution toward rental costs (30% of the family’s adjusted income) and total housing costs. Landlords in our community play ...

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28 Jan
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RHA Offices-Closing Notice

Due to the Weather Conditions, all Rockford Housing Authority’s Offices will be closed today. The 3:00 p.m. Landlord meeting will be rescheduled.

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22 Jan
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Special Meeting Notice

Housing Choice voucher, Project-Based voucher, and other assisted Property Owners landlords, please download the attached PDFs for a special meeting on Monday January 28th at 3pm. Landlord Shut Down Letter Voucher Participant Shut Down Letter  

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22 Jan
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The Working Poor

Millions of the lowest income households, including low-wage workers, need housing assistance. Yet, only one in four households who qualify for housing assistance receive it. About the Report Out of Reach documents the gap between National and Rockford Renters’ Wages ...

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13 Nov
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RRSTAR- Rockford Considers New Social Justice Commission

RRSTAR- Rockford Considers New Social Justice Commission By Jeff Kolkey Staff writer   Aldermen will consider Mayor Tom McNamara’s plan on Tuesday ROCKFORD — Mayor Tom McNamara wants to establish an 11-member Community Relations Commission that would serve as an advisory ...

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31 Oct
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ROCKFORD (WREX) —Local Groups Try to Boost Voter Turnout Among Some of Rockford’s Most Vulnerable Areas

Local Groups Try to Boost Voter Turnout Among Some of Rockford’s Most Vulnerable Areas October 16, 2018, 10:07 pm TOP NEWS STORIES, TOP STORIES   ROCKFORD (WREX) — The election in Illinois is less than a month away and the United ...

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02 Oct
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Aging Structures Receive HUD Approval for Demolition

Aging Structures Receive HUD Approval for Demolition The ROCKFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY has received approval from HUD for the demolition of two aging structures in our community. Brewington Oaks Apartments is centrally located with two towers near Rockford’s downtown area. The ...

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