Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

500 S 1st Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a housing authority 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 21st, 2022, Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Charlottesville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Crescent Halls Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
The Crossings Open Until Further Notice
Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Charlottesville, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Website: http://www.cvillerha.com/.

Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Phone: (434) 326-4672.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the paper application available here. Select the "CRHA PH Application" link.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be returned to the CRHA Rental Office at 500 1st St. South, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

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 03/29/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Crescent Halls Senior and Disabled 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 Waiting List

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

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the paper application available here. Select the "CRHA PH Application" link.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be returned to the CRHA Rental Office at 500 1st St. South, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

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 03/29/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: The Crossings 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 Waiting List

The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) waiting list for apartments at The Crossings is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

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

For more information, visit the CRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified the CRHA on June 29, 2021.

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 06/29/2021.

Other Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) Section 8 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 29, 2021, until February 26, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: This waiting list had the following requirements:

  • Have a family member who is disabled, aged 18 but not yet 62.
  • Currently experiencing homelessness or currently in a rapid re-housing or permanent supportive housing program.
  • Certified as meeting requirement #2 by the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless (TJACH) Continuum of Care (CoC) Coordinated Entry System via the Haven.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Pick up an application from the CRHA rental office.
  2. Print the online paper application..
  3. Call the CRHA.

Once the application was completed, it was either:

  1. Mailed to the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
  2. Emailed to the CRHA.
  3. Faxed to the CRHA.
  4. Dropped off in person at the CRHA.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the CRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CRHA public notice on January 22, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 07/29/2021.

Closed: Charlottesville, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 29, 2021 until April 2, 2021.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Charlottesville Residents

Selected applicants were 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 the CRHA on March 22, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 09/26/2021.

About Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (434) 326-4672. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Open today from 9:00am to 4:00pm ET.

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 01/21/2022, 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 423 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, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 373 32 2 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $799 $612 $845 $673
Monthly Cost $297,939 $19,571 $1,690 $3,365

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, Virginia

Crescent Halls

500 S 1st St
Charlottesville, Virginia

Scattered Sites

2021 Michie Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia

Scattered Sites

707 6th St SE
Charlottesville, Virginia