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Virgin Islands Housing Authority

402 Estate Anna's Retreat
St Thomas, Virgin Islands 801

Virgin Islands Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Public Housing program. As of October 25th, 2020, Virgin Islands Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Virgin Islands Housing Authority serves Virgin Islands.

Information for the Virgin Islands Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program can be found here.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Virgin Islands Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Virgin Islands Housing Authority Website:

Virgin Islands Housing Authority Phone: (340) 777-8442.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The VIHA offers 17 Public Housing communities with 3,284 units, ranging in size from studios to 5 bedrooms, located throughout St. Thomas and St. Croix.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit one of the district offices to pick up a pre-application, located at #5 Estate Bethlehem, St. Croix, VI 00850, or 4402 Anna's Retreat, St. Thomas, VI 00802, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm AT, Monday-Thursday.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be hand delivered to one of the addresses listed above, or mailed to PO Box 1349, Kingshill, VI 00851, or PO Box 7668, St. Thomas, VI 00801.

Please note: If claiming a preference, you must include appropriate documentation.

The VIHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: Victim of natural disaster, rent burden, a part of the witness protection program, substandard housing, employed at least 30 hours a week, self employed and salary is equal to working 30 hours a week at minimum wage, official referral from the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority's Emergency housing program, elderly, or disabled.

For more information, visit the VIHA website, or call the office at (340) 777-8442 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 3407778442.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/01/2015.

About Virgin Islands Housing Authority

More information about Virgin Islands Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Virgin Islands Housing Authority may be available by phone at (340) 777-8442. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

Virgin Islands Housing Authority does not participate in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, so voucher holders cannot port to this housing authority. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.