U. S. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) paid a visit to BRHA recently and spent about an hour meeting with officials from the Bristol, Virginia, and Wise County redevelopment and housing authorities, and the Bristol, Virginia City Manager. The meeting was followed by a brief tour of The Village at Oakview, BRHA’s newest mixed finance development. Among the issues they discussed were portability, the opioid crisis, and the repositioning of public housing. Congressman Griffith is interested in working with the Housing Authorities in his district to find unique solutions to the challenges facing the industry.
BRHA is the second-oldest Housing Authority in the Commonwealth and has an aged housing stock. This presents a dilemma for local officials and BRHA staff as Bristol also has a high poverty rate and the need to attract new opportunities for economic development.
Discussions with U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) led by Ms. Lisa Porter, BRHA Executive Director, and Mr. Monty Salyer, Executive Director of the Wise County Redevelopment & Housing Authority
See newspaper article here – Bristol Herald Courier