Effective December 1, 2011 Hampton Redevelopment and
Housing Authority (HRHA) purchased Harbor Square Apartments located at
101 and 102 West Pembroke Avenue. It is the intent of HRHA to have
residents relocated as soon as possible and to pay an incentive to all
residents who qualify, for an early vacate of the property. A
table of the relocation incentives is available
relocation office is available at 101 W Pembroke Avenue # I-3. The
telephone number is 757-759-5021. Below is a collection of answers
to Frequently Asked Questions.
|When will residents receive
Incentive payments will be paid after
presenting a vacate notice, an executed (resident and
landlord signatures) lease to a new rental, and signing
a vacate waiver holding HRHA harmless of any liability
after the vacate. A table of the relocation
incentives is available
|If lease expires in January
do you get anything?
If a resident vacates according to the
incentive payment schedule based on lease expiration
dates, the resident will be reimbursed for any rent paid
for the current month, any security deposit paid, and an
incentive payment for early vacate.
|Do we get the security
Yes, residents will be reimbursed for
any security deposit paid at move in.
|How long will it take to
receive a refund of security deposits and incentive
HRHA anticipates a two day process
once all documentation verifying a vacate has been
provided to our office.
|I have credit issues that may
prevent me from renting, what do I do?
Contact HRHA's Director of Resident
Relations and Services at 757-759-5021 for an
appointment to discuss your financial challenges.
|Some residents have a poor
credit history others are on a fixed income. Has the
Housing Authority contacted other agencies to relax
standards (credit, income requirements) so that residents
will be able to move?
It is the intention of the Housing
Authority to contact benevolent and or other government
service agencies (i.e. the Salvation Army, Department of
Social Services) and rental properties on behalf of
individuals as the need arises.
|If you move early, do we
receive money to move?
Yes, assuming the move corresponds to
the incentive payment schedule, vacate documents are
turned in promptly, and vacate release signed.
|If I've given a vacate notice
to leave by a certain date but if I can't find a place can I
Yes, HRHA will not force anybody out
as long as unit remains safe and sanitary.
|I have given a January 15
vacate date. Do I pay rent on January 1? Will
this be refunded and will I qualify for incentive?
Yes, that month will be refunded.
You will qualify for the incentive if you have moved by
|I plan to move by January 31
but will be living in a hotel; will I qualify for the
Yes, HRHA cannot dictate where you
choose to move.
|When I moved in I paid first
and last month's rent. Will I receive a refund on one
of these payments?
Yes, the payment (last month's rent)
is classified as a security deposit.
|Can Section 8 assist with
No, the S8 program can not assist with
any moving expenses; the program only pays rental and
utility assistance for a qualified unit.
|I currently have a S8 voucher
to move, if I don't find a new place in 60 days, will the
No, under the current circumstances of
the move the voucher will be good as long as needed.
|Will S8 participants be
|Why is management towing
The management company in place must
still manage the property according to established
|How do we get our cars back
that have been towed?
If cars have been towed, residents
contact the towing company based on information posted
on the property or contact the rental office.
|When is the final day for
It is anticipated that relocation will
be complete sometime early in 2012.
|Management continued to lease
after the City took over.
HRHA is not accepting any new leases
as of December 1, 2011; maintenance issues however will
be taken care of as they arise.
|Residents have received
notices that the rent will be changing?
There is to be no change in your
current rent amount.
|Do I continue to pay rent?
Yes, you must pay rent as long as you
live on the property. Payments should be continued to be
made to the rental office.