CITY OF ROCHESTER ROCHESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – FAIR HOUSING



Notice is hereby given that the City of Rochester and the Rochester Housing Authority (RHA) will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Housing Authority, 77 Olde Farm Lane, Rochester, NH, regarding the development and formulation of the City of Rochester’s and Rochester Housing Authority’s joint Assessment of Fair Housing.

The City of Rochester and RHA receive federal grant funding through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). As part of this funding process, the City and RHA must submit an Assessment of Fair Housing to HUD. The Assessment of Fair Housing is developed with input from members of the public, City officials, and community stakeholders such as local and regional non-profits engaged in housing-related work.

The federal Fair Housing Act prevents housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap/disability, familial status, or national origin. New Hampshire state housing law prevents housing discrimination based on three additional categories: sexual orientation, age, and marital status.

Some examples of the research and analyses that must be included in the Analysis of Fair Housing are: analysis of available U.S. Census data; identification of the causes of racial/ethnic segregation and strategy to address any existing racial/ethnic segregation; examination of transportation patterns and access to public transportation; and examination of the location of schools.

Comments and concerns can be submitted to Community Development Coordinator Julian Long via e-mail at julian.long@rochesternh.net, via telephone at 603-335-7519, or via postal mail at 31 Wakefield Street, Office of Economic & Community Development, Rochester, NH 03867. Drafts of the Assessment of Fair Housing and other official postings are posted to the City of Rochester’s Community Development webpage, which is available online at http://www.rochesternh.net/community-development-division.

Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should contact the Rochester Housing Authority (tel. 332-4126), on or before January 22, 2017 in order to make arrangements.

Une interprétation orale de ce document est disponible gratuitement, sur demande. S'il vous plaît communiquer avec le coordonnateur développement communautaire Julian Long à julian.long@rochesternh.net.

Now Hiring

The Rochester Housing Authority (RHA) is accepting applications for a full-time Maintenance Aide.  Duties include but are not limited to: unit turnover, general maintenance, excellent customer service skills, snow removal, grounds keeping and ability to work after hours.  Knowledge of carpentry, electrical and plumbing is required. 

Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, be bondable and pass a criminal background check.  Successful candidate should have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in building maintenance and have a high school diploma or equivalent. 

Competitive salary and generous benefit package available including medical, retirement, short term and long term disability, dental and life insurance.  

Applications and resumes will be accepted at the RHA Main Office, 77 Olde Farm Lane, Rochester, NH.  Office hours are: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The RHA is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.