Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority
128 A South Sycamore Street
Petersburg, Petersburg city County, VA

804-733-2200 | http://www.petersburgrha.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.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 410 affordable rental units. It also administers 737 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Petersburg 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 High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (36%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (64%) to that of all housing authorities in Virginia, Petersburg 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, Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority scored an average of 59 points. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2003 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Virginia is 72.09.

Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority has an average score that is less 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.

Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority manages 4 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 48. The scores for properties managed by Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority range from a high of 90 to a low of 0.

The highest scoring property in the Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority portfolio is Sycamore Towers and the lowest scoring property is Cedar Lawn.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 25% of properties managed by Petersburg 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. Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority owns and manages 410 public housing units in 5 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority is $239.00 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 Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 1/12/12 Plan
2011 1/28/11 Plan
2009 1/2/09 Plan
2008 12/20/07 Plan
2007 12/20/07 Plan
2005 1/25/05 Plan
2004 11/19/03 Plan
2003 12/16/02 Plan
2002 2/8/02 Plan
2001 1/29/01 Plan
2000 2/13/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Petersburg from ApartmentSmart

Henry Williams
2 - 3 BR

5

Public Housing Projects

410

Public Housing Units

737

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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