Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority
900 Elizabeth Miller Gardens
Staunton, Staunton City County, VA


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

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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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

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

This housing authority has two family communities, and 50 units set aside for elderly/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you can stop by their office to pick up an application during normal office hours, located at: 900 Elizabeth Miller Gardens, Staunton, VA 24401.

Once the application has been completed, it can be hand delivered or mail to the above address.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: disabled, or employed.

More information can be found by visiting their website at, or by calling the housing authority during normal office hours at 540-886-3413.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 150 affordable rental units. It also administers 234 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (39%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (61%) to that of all housing authorities in Virginia, Staunton 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 (, 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, Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority scored an average of 72 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2005 and a low score of 0 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Virginia is 72.09.

Staunton 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 (, 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 Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 4/16/10 Plan
2008 1/30/08 Plan
2007 2/6/07 Plan
2006 3/30/06 Plan
2004 3/10/04 Plan
2003 3/5/03 Plan
2002 5/22/02 Plan
2001 12/28/01 Plan
2000 5/12/00 Plan