Virgin Islands Housing Authority (Section 8 Office)
4402 Estate Anna's Retreat, #200
St. Thomas, VI


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (Section 8 Office) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on October 3rd, 2016.

The Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on October 3, 2016 at 9:00 am AT, and no closing date has been identified. It was last open in July 2012.

Please note: 
  • We discovered this opening from a public notice published in the St. Croix Source.
  • Although this opening is in the Atlantic Time Zone, its current time is the same as the Eastern Time Zone.
  • This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.
There are three ways to apply:

  1. Pick up a pre-application at the St. Thomas/St. John Central Office, located at #4402 Anna's Retreat, #200, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802-1737.
  2. Pick up a pre-application at the St. Croix Central Office, located at Kingshill, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 00851-9719.
  3. Download and print the pre-application online here.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be delivered from 9:00 am, until 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday. The public notice does not state where to deliver the pre-application. We have contacted the VIHA office, and will update this page when more information becomes available.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Displaced by natural disaster or government action, displaced by domestic violence, employed, enrolled in job training program, enrolled in education program full-time.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, read the VIHA public notice, visit the VIHA website, or call the office at (340) 714-0174.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Virgin Islands Housing Authority (Section 8 Office) administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,733 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Virgin Islands Housing Authority (Section 8 Office) is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Virgin Islands Housing Authority (Section 8 Office) is among the 0% of Virgin Islands housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Virgin Islands Housing Authority (Section 8 Office).

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 3/8/11 Plan
2010 7/26/10 Plan
2009 12/30/08 Plan
2008 12/21/07 Plan
2006 12/27/05 Plan
2005 8/12/05 Plan
2004 12/31/03 Plan
2003 12/10/02 Plan
2001 11/29/02 Plan