Hampton Roads Housing Consortium
Hampton Roads Housing Consortium

16th Annual Housing Award Winners “Make an Impact

After virtual ceremonies the past two years, the Hampton Roads Housing Consortium (HRHC) Housing Awards returned to an in-person luncheon. The 16th Annual Housing Awards was held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on October 20th. The annual awards recognize individuals and organizations that have contributed to improving housing conditions for the region. The HRPDC provides staffing support to the HRHC.

“HRHC award honorees exhibited dedication and commitment while providing a diverse spectrum of housing needs from innovative 3-D housing, affordable community development, promotion of homebuyer products, and financial and housing counseling programs that serve Hampton Roads residents,” said Brett Sierra, HRHC Chair.

This year’s honorees and their awards are:

HRHC Lifetime Achievement Award Hugh Forehand

Assistant to the Director of Community Development for Special Projects

Newport News Redevelopment & Housing Authority

This award recognizes an individual who demonstrated lifetime successes committed to improving families' lives and our communities' well-being.

HRHC Housing Warrior Erica Ramjohn

Senior Certified Housing Counselor

The Up Center

This award recognizes an individual that has been instrumental in creating or supporting affordable housing, implementing housing-related programs, educational efforts, or assisting others in solving challenging housing issues through creative and impactive programs.

HRHC Housing Partner Special Project Award 3-D Habitat Home

Habitat for Humanity of the Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg

This award recognizes an individual or organization demonstrating outstanding commitment, effectiveness, and innovation in meeting any housing-related needs through a project or specific program.

HRHC Across the Region Award Georgette "Gigi" Houchins

Business Development Officer

Virginia Housing

This award recognizes an organization or individual for distinguished service in improving housing conditions on a regional level.


Hampton Roads Housing Consortium (HRHC) is a voluntary association of governmental, private and non-profit organizations and individuals committed to improving affordable housing opportunities in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

The HRHC serves as a regional vehicle to promote and facilitate excellent and affordable housing opportunities within Hampton Roads.

HRHC believes that households of all income levels deserve a fair opportunity to purchase or rent housing that is safe, affordable and suitable for their needs. The HRHC also supports adequate housing for persons with special needs including the disabled, elderly and homeless.

Many HRHC member groups are directly involved with:

  • Community Planning
  • Housing Production and Rehabilitation,
  • Homeownership and Foreclosure Counseling
  • Affordable Mortgage Financing
  • Real estate sales and/or rentals
  • Community Supportive Services (Childcare, Education/Training, Employment )
  • Homelessness Prevention
  • Emergency Services

Volunteers Needed

We need your help!!Please consider how you can become more involved with our organization. We need HRHC members with fresh ideas to share in various areas. Volunteer today! Click HERE for more information or email us at info@hamptonroadshousing.org

Important Dates

HRHC Membership Meeting (Peninsula Meeting)

April 13, 2023
10 am -12 Noon
City of Hampton
J Rupert Sargeant Building
1 Franklin St.
Hampton, VA 23369
Click HERE to register.

Fair Housing Training

April 25, 2023
10 am – 4pm
Virginia Realtors© Association
1001 N. Campus Parkway
Hampton, VA 23669
Click HERE to register.


COVID-19 Resources

Stay Home Virginia-State Resouce Page
Resources757-Regional resource page
City of Chesapeake- Pandemic Housing Assistance
Virginia Beach Covid Relief Program
Virginia Mortgage Relief
United Way of South Hampton Roads – COVID -19 Hotline - 1.757.858.7777

Covid19-Rent/Mortgage Assistance (Portsmouth)
Covid19-Rent/Mortgage Assistance (Southside Cities)
Covid19-Rent/Mortgage Assistance (Peninsula)

Membership Drive is underway. Click here to pay online.