Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority
227 27th Sreet
Newport News, VA

757-928-2620 http://www.nnrha.com/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 24th, 2015.

The Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority (NNRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when the waiting list will reopen. 


When the waiting list reopens, the NNRHA will put an advertisement in the Daily Press local section of and on its website. 


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 Status

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

The Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 11 projects which contain 1,811 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,387 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority between Public Housing Units (43%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (57%) to that of all housing authorities in Virginia, Newport News Redevelopment & Housng 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, Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority scored an average of 89 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2001 and a low score of 48 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Virginia is 72.09.

Newport News Redevelopment & Housng 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)

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 Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 9/4/12 Plan
2011 8/3/11 Plan
2010 6/30/10 Plan
2008 7/30/08 Plan
2007 9/5/07 Plan
2005 9/16/05 Plan
2004 6/8/04 Plan
2003 5/30/03 Plan
2002 5/9/02 Plan
2001 6/29/01 Plan
2000 6/28/00 Plan