Chief Executive Officer


Keith Pettigrew
Keith Pettigrew


Welcome to the website of the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) offering housing to all families regardless of race, color, creed, familial status or national origin based on income.

As we enter a new decade, I would like to take the time to update you on ARHA’s journey and activity since my arrival two years ago, and provide a glimpse of the future over the next decade.

When I became CEO in November 2017, my goals were to maintain the level of performance already established in some aspects of agency operations, and enhance performance in all other areas.  I have implemented some creative initiatives and expanded current activities.  I wanted staff to improve service delivery using three guiding principles: accountability, customer service, and excellence.

Over the past two years, the agency has raised its profile locally, statewide, and nationally, not only in its programmatic services, but also through its portfolio repositioning strategy.  We have become more efficient and effective in our programmatic operations as well.  We have increased Family Self-Sufficiency enrollment and graduates, expanded resident services through collaborative grant opportunities, and increased our voucher utilization through the awarding of Mainstream Vouchers from HUD.  

We are poised to usher in the next decade with unique and cutting-edge redevelopment projects that coincide with the impending regional transformation and excitement due to the arrival of the Amazon Headquarters and the Virginia Tech University campus.  The future of ARHA is extremely bright and exciting.  I look forward to keeping you informed of our achievements in the coming years.



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