Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority
170 Hedgefield Lane
Wytheville, Wythe County, VA

276-228-6515 http://www.thewrha.com/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 22nd, 2015.

The Wytheville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (VA) has opened the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program; no closing date has been identified.

Applications are being accepted online only at http://www.thewrha.com/files/WythevilleRHA-WebLink.htm

Preferences and how the list will be chosen are not known at this time.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

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


This housing authority has 110 units ranging from 1-5 bedrooms, located throughout Wytheville.

To apply for public housing you must complete an online application, you can find the link here.

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number, please write this number down or print it out for future reference.

This housing authority does have a preference that may improve your spot on the waiting list as; living/working in Wythe County, elderly, and disabled.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at www.thewrha.com. They can also be reached with any questions, or to check your progression on the waiting list by calling 276-228-6515 or 866-530-6651, Monday-Thursday, 8am-4:30pm, and Friday from 8am-1pm.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 220 affordable rental units. It also administers 135 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Wytheville Redev. & 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 Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (62%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (38%) to that of all housing authorities in Virginia, Wytheville Redev. & 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, Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority scored an average of 96 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2008 and a low score of 92 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Virginia is 72.09.

Wytheville Redev. & 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 Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/11/12 Plan
2011 6/10/11 Plan
2011 6/10/11 Plan
2010 6/28/10 Plan
2009 6/15/09 Plan
2008 5/14/08 Plan
2007 6/5/07 Plan
2005 6/10/05 Plan
2004 4/19/04 Plan
2003 4/1/03 Plan
2002 6/13/02 Plan
2001 6/20/01 Plan
2000 6/13/00 Plan