Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority
1700 New Hope Road
Waynesboro, Waynesboro City County, VA


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Waynesboro 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.

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 : Open

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

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

This housing authority has 188 units in seven communities, located throughout Waynesboro.

To apply for public housing you must go to the office on Tuesday and Wednesday, between the hours of 9am-11am and 1pm-4pm.  Be sure to bring these originals with you: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members. Also, all adult household members must be present when applying for public housing.
The office is located at: 1700 New Hope Rd., Waynesboro, VA.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: living/working in Waynesboro, and employed.

More information can be found by visiting their website at www.wrha.org. The housing authority can also be reached with any questions you may have by callin 540-946-9230, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 188 affordable rental units. It also administers 481 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Waynesboro 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 Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (28%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (72%) to that of all housing authorities in Virginia, Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority has a smaller 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, Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority scored an average of 93 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2009 and a low score of 83 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Virginia is 72.09.

Waynesboro 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)

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 Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/29/11 Plan
2011 12/6/10 Plan
2010 12/18/09 Plan
2009 12/11/08 Plan
2008 11/14/07 Plan
2007 12/8/06 Plan
2005 11/15/04 Plan
2004 10/28/03 Plan
2003 11/8/02 Plan
2002 12/28/01 Plan
2001 1/23/01 Plan
2000 4/21/00 Plan