Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

605 East Main St., City Hall, Rm A040
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), and Public Housing programs. As of December 5th, 2019, Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Charlottesville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed
Senior and Disabled Public Housing Closed

Open Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications for single homeless individuals.

Please note: According to the CRHA, "The Crossings is restricted to single individuals who are homeless."

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Complete an application at the CRHA HCV office, located at 500 South 1st St., Charlottesville, VA 22902, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm ET, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  2. Download and print the application online here.
  3. Call the CRHA office at (434) 326-4672.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.


For more information, visit the CRHA website, or call the Housing Choice Voucher office at (434) 326-4672.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (434)326-4748.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 07/13/2017.

Other Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority 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. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the CRHA website, or call the Housing Choice Voucher office at (434) 326-4672.

Last Updated on 07/13/2017.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) is not accepting Public Housing applications at this time. This waiting list was last open for three days in July 2015, and prior to that in March 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

In 2015, this waiting list was open for 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom units.

There were two ways to apply
  1. Visit the CRHA website. Once the application has been completed, it must have been emailed, or faxed.
  2. Visit the Community Center in person.
No preferences were noted.

For more information, call the CRHA at (434) 970-3258, or visit the CRHA website here.

Last Updated on 07/21/2015.

Closed: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) is not accepting Public Housing applications at this time. This waiting list was last open for three days in July 2015, and prior to that in March 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

In 2015, this waiting list was open for 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom units.

There were two ways to apply
  1. Visit the CRHA website. Once the application has been completed, it must have been emailed, or faxed.
  2. Visit the Community Center in person.
No preferences were noted.

For more information, call the CRHA at (434) 970-3258, or visit the CRHA website here.

Last Updated on 07/21/2015.

About Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

More information about Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.charlottesville.org/housing.

Representatives of Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (434) 970-3255. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/05/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 362 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 310 23 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $704 $397 $831
Monthly Cost $218,198 $9,129 $4,988

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 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