Roxboro Housing Authority (RHA) was established in 1969 by the City of Roxboro. RHA provides quality, affordable housing units and life-changing programs for low-income families, the disabled and the elderly. The Housing Authority manages 210 units, which are located in the northern most part of the Greater Research Triangle Park (RTP), N.C. area. RTP is considered one of the world’s most sought-after places to live, work, raise a family and retire by several national media outlets including but not limited to USA Today, US News and World Report and Time Magazine.
RHA offers several housing options, ranging from single-story, five-bedroom brick single-family homes to two-story brick and siding quadplexes. The agency receives grant funds from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development to maintain its low-income public housing properties. RHA’s housing options compare favorably or exceed market-rate rental housing options in Roxboro and Person Co.
All four of its housing communities are within a five-mile radius within the Roxboro city limits. They feature plenty of open green space, playgrounds and a spacious community center. Communities are within walking distance or a short drive to shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, a 3-star rated hospital, a regional community college and highly-rated public schools.
Programs offered by the Housing Authority include Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) and Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS). These U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development grant-funded programs help tenants find and maintain employment, provide financial literacy classes and offer adult education and computer literacy classes.
The agency is currently exploring opportunities to develop new affordable housing on its existing sites and in the local area. Local partnerships have been formed, in principle, to increase local housing options for families in need.
RHA lives up to its motto of “Housing for a Brighter Future.”