Senior and Disability Services


The Senior and Disability Services program focuses on holistic and comprehensive services for elderly and disabled residents. The program administers a coordinated, integrated home and community-based service delivery system to assure that the needs of public housing seniors and individuals with disabilities are met.

 These services are provided to individuals 62 years of age or older and to residents that are at least 18 years of age with disabilities. Through a comprehensive assessment process, the case manager determines the services necessary to meet the needs of each eligible person.

The program maintains partnerships with the Portsmouth Sherriff’s Department, Police Department, Fire Department, Senior Station, and Department of Human Services to enable public safety, community activities, and education.

For further information, service referrals, or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Lisa Akers, Senior and Disability Services Case Manager
(757) 391-2974| (757) 449-8159 |

Programs areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal Development
  • Community Empowerment
  • Mental Health
  • Fitness and Nutrition Services
  • Legal Services
  • Medicare/Medicaid Education
  • Social Support and Advocacy
  • Integrated Group Activities


PRHA partners with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. The Foodbank is held for Phoebus Square residents at the Phoebus Square community every second Monday of the month. If you would like to sign up for the Foodbank please contact the Senior and Disability Services Case Manager.