Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

500 S 1st Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Charlottesville, Virginia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, and Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) programs. As of January 27th, 2020, Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The The Crossings at 4th and Preston, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Charlottesville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
The Crossings at 4th and Preston, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance Open Until Further Notice
Charlottesville, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from July 17, 2017, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, download and print the paper application online here. Scroll down to the "WAIT LIST ANNOUNCEMENT" section, and select the, "Click here for the Public Housing Application" link. Applications must be filled out at CRHA's rental office, located at 500 South First St. Charlottesville, VA 22902 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm ET. Applications must be signed and date stamped by CRHA's staff in order to be accepted.

According to the CRHA, "Crescent Halls applications will only be accepted for Elderly and/or Disabled Applicants."

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work within the city of Charlottesville VA
  • Homeless
  • Elderly
  • Disabled

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the CRHA, and the CRHA website, as of December 3, 2019.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (434) 326-4672.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 12/18/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: The Crossings at 4th and Preston, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance apartments at The Crossings at 4th and Preston is currently open. Applications are being accepted from June 3, 2014, until further notice.

Please note: According to the CRHA, "The Crossings is restricted to single individuals who are homeless." The definition of homeless in regards to this waiting list can be found here.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete an application at the CRHA HCV office, located at 500 South First St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm ET.
  2. Download and print the application online here.
  3. Call the CRHA office at (434) 326-4672 to request an application by mail.

For more information, visit the CRHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program page, or the CRHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (434) 326-4672.

Last Updated on 12/18/2019.

Other Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Charlottesville, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on January 30, 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the CRHA website.

Last Updated on 12/18/2019.

About Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

More information about Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/departments-h-z/housing-authority.

Representatives of Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (434) 326-4748. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/27/2020, it is not known if Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 332 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 294 17 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $685 $419 $898
Monthly Cost $201,427 $7,124 $3,591

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 13% having issued approximately 28 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 40 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $16,322 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 47% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 48% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

52% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

85% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 81% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

24% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 40% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $390 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $638. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $119.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Westhaven

802 Hardy Dr
Charlottesville, VA

Crescent Halls

500 S 1st St
Charlottesville, VA

Scattered Sites

2021 Michie Dr
Charlottesville, VA

Scattered Sites

707 6th St SE
Charlottesville, VA