RHA's Latest COVID-19 Response
Residents, et. al.:
UPDATE: The Roxboro Housing Authority (RHA) Administrative Office and facilities shall remain closed until further notice. This decision coincides with a new Phase One executive order by N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper. However, if there are unit repair, housing or other needs, call (336) 599-8616 during regular business hours (Mon. - Fri. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.--closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
Call (336) 504-2262 for after hours emergency work orders.
I hope you and your family are well as we get through this historic coronavirus pandemic. This most critical time of public health concern in Person Co. has forced us apart.
Social distancing is proving to be the best way to stop the virus spread. However, school and business closings and job loss seem never ending.
Despite the unusual circumstances and trying times, the best qualities in us have been on display. For instance, residents are looking out for one another, ensuring that the elderly and disabled are safe, well-nourished and have their required medicines. Volunteers are delivering meals from school sites a good distance away from us, making sure kids get fed who may not otherwise. And, our communities remain safe and peaceful. The few incidents that have occurred were handled swiftly and stepped-up monitoring efforts are in place.
You deserve credit for following the N.C. Governor's executive order of staying at home and caring for others in your community. The best of RHA is on display during difficult times. Continue to stay home and save lives.
Since March 16, 2020, Roxboro Housing Authority established a procedure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As you know it included closing its doors to the residents and general public and postponing various meetings, activities and events.
RHA's work did not stop with the doors closing and operations moving remotely. Site visits are routinely conducted. Calls are being answered timely and addressed accordingly. Grounds are being kept in good condition. Required work orders are being completed. Every Harris Gardens residential building got a new roof to enhance healthy and safe living conditions. Applications are being processed and new residents are being welcomed. Regular Facebook and website updates along with weekly resident phone calls and teleconferences are helping with community engagement.
Together, we are forming stronger bonds and carrying out necessary work that we know will outlast this COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for there is a great deal more to come as RHA continues to provide "Housing for a Brighter Future."
Stay safe, stay at home and stay positive.
Felts Lewis, Executive Director