Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority
350 E Poythress Street
Hopewell, Hopewell City County, VA

804-458-5160 http://www.hopewellrha.org/

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status:

The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority is currently accepting applications for studio, 3, and 4 bedrooms.

This housing authority has 460 units in six communities located throughout Hopewell.

To apply for public housing you must go to the main office to complete an application, located at: 350 E. Poythress St., Hopewell, VA 23860, during normal office hours. Be sure to bring these documents with you when completing application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, assets and photo ID's for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference point system, you can request a complete list by contacting the main office.

More information can be found by visiting the website at www.hopewellrha.org. The housing authority can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 804-458-5160, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 490 affordable rental units. It also administers 373 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (57%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (43%) to that of all housing authorities in Virginia, Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Virginia.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority scored an average of 89 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 78 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Virginia is 72.09.

Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Virginia housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority manages 4 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 69. The scores for properties managed by Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority range from a high of 93 to a low of 58.

The highest scoring property in the Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority portfolio is Kippax Place and the lowest scoring property is Davisville.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 75% of properties managed by Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority have a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority owns and manages 490 public housing units in 4 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority is $231.00 compared to the state average of $264.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Virginia ranges from a low of $178.00 to a high of $449.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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 Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 4/3/12 Plan
2011 3/25/11 Plan
2010 10/26/10 Plan
2009 11/10/09 Plan
2008 5/1/08 Plan
2007 4/12/07 Plan
2004 3/10/04 Plan
2003 3/17/03 Plan
2002 6/7/02 Plan
2001 10/19/01 Plan
2000 10/5/00 Plan

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