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 navigate our way through this devastating pandemic towards a “new normal”, I would like to briefly update you on ARHA’s activity and provide a glimpse into our future.

Since becoming CEO in 2017, my goal remains maintaining the levels of high performance established in certain areas of the agency and continuing to enhance performance in all other areas.  We continue to explore, develop, and implement creative initiatives and expand current activities to improve services to our residents.  We have accomplished these goals through my three (3) guiding principles: accountability, customer service, and excellence (ACE), while always striving to become more  effective and efficient.

In response to the pandemic, my team mobilized quickly to ensure that our residents were afforded the same level of service provided pre-pandemic, and in some areas, improved service, during the pandemic.  I am extremely proud of how we ensured that our senior population was prioritized and served, especially the well-coordinated vaccination program with the Alexandria Health Department.

The agency continues to raise its profile, locally, statewide and nationally, not only in programmatic services, but through our portfolio repositioning/redevelopment strategy.   

We recently held a wonderful ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Lineage at N. Patrick Street.  A beautiful 52-unit affordable property (formerly the historic Ramsey Homes, which consisted of just 15 units prior to the redevelopment).  Lineage serves as the prelude to more exciting repositioning and redevelopment activity that will include our usage of HUD tools such as Section 18, Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (RAD) and RAD blends in the next five (5) years.

Through the incredible assistance and guidance from HUD and our Field Office Team, we are poised to begin implementing a creative repositioning/redevelopment strategy to improve our portfolio, and more importantly, the lives of our residents.  This strategy will also allow ARHA to increase the number of affordable units in our portfolio.

As we move forward, we are extremely excited and proud of what we have achieved, the initiatives/activities in which we are actively engaged, and our future. Talk to you later.



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