About RHC

The Rockford Housing Commission was established in 1971 by the City of Rockford for the purpose of assisting low-income families with their housing needs.

The Housing Commission’s first project, the Rogue Valley Towers Apartments, was built and ready for occupancy in September of 1973. The city’s only high-rise building consists of 52 one-bedroom apartments for elderly, handicapped, and disabled people as defined by HUD (the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development).

Over the years, an addition to the community room, a community kitchen, and new offices were completed with grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In the year 2000 a major renovation took place. With the exception of the three partially accessible apartments that were modernized in 1997, all apartments received wall-to-wall carpeting in the living room and bedroom. New kitchen cabinets and countertops were installed, bathroom hardware was replaced, new smoke alarms with strobe lights were installed, and closet doors and intercoms were replaced. In addition, bedroom and living room ceiling fans were installed.

The front entry was also updated to an automated system for handicapped accessibility, the fire alarm system was updated, and all apartments received modern windows. The Rockford Housing Commission will continue to modernize and maintain HUD standards and well beyond.