2022 County Report Card
Founded in 1968, RCHA's quest is to provide affordable, decent, safe, and sanitary housing opportunities to low and moderate-income families, including elderly and handicapped persons, while supporting programs to foster economic self-sufficiency. We create pathways out of homelessness through empowerment, education, and advocacy.
Robeson Development Corporation (RDC)
In November 2021, the RCHA developed a nonprofit affiliate, named Robeson Development Corporation. This entity allows the agency to expand its public housing portfolio & seek outside funding. The RDC has a diverse board which is comprised of individuals from backgrounds in varied industries. The RCHA Executive Director serves as the CEO of the board and will be a liaison between the RCHA and the RDC.
Family Self-Sufficiency Program
RCHA was awarded the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grant in 2023. FSS is a HUD program that enables HUD-assisted families to increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on welfare assistance and rental subsidies. The full-time FSS Coordinator will promote local strategies to connect residents with public and private resources that help them progress.
Resident Opportunities Self-Sufficiency
The RCHA was awarded the ROSS-SC grant in 2020 and refunded in 2022. This program works to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources for supportive services and resident empowerment activities. These services enable participating families to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency, or, in the case of elderly or disabled residents, help improve living conditions and enable residents to age in place.
Moving to Work
RCHA was 1 of 30 Housing Authorities in the United States to be accepted into cohort 1 of the Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration project. We are the second MTW agency in North Carolina.
Moving to Work (MTW) is a demonstration program for public housing authorities (PHAs) that provides them the opportunity to design and test innovative, locally designed strategies that use Federal dollars more efficiently, help residents find employment and become self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for low-income families. MTW allows PHAs exemptions from many existing public housing and voucher rules and provides funding flexibility with how they use their federal funds.
HUD High Performer
In 2022, RCHA received a score of 91 out of a possible 100 points. The rating system is based on four major indicators: physical condition, financial condition, management operations, and capital funds. The RCHA scored 32 out of 40 points for its physical condition and 24 out of 25 for its financial condition.
In the category of management operations and capital funds, it scored a perfect score (Management 25 out of 25 points and Capital Funds 10 out of 10 points). The high performer designation also indicates that the RCHA meets basic performance standards and demonstrates an exemplary level of competency in the administration of the program.
Receiving a high-performance status means the Housing Authority is eligible for both a capital funds bonus and other performance incentives as designated by HUD.
100 Oxendine Circle
Lumberton, NC 28360
Niakeya J. Cooper ED/CEO