Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority

1468 S Military Highway
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of January 27th, 2022, Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Chesapeake.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Homeless Permanent Supportive Housing Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Conventional and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Open Until Further Notice
Chesapeake, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Open Chesapeake 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.

Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority Website: https://www.crhava.org/.

Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority Phone: (757) 523-0401.

Open Until Further Notice: Homeless Permanent Supportive Housing Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) Project-Based Voucher waiting list for permanent supportive housing for homeless persons is currently open, from August 31, 2018, until further notice.

Please note: This waiting list is for the following communities:

  • South Bay Apartments, Portsmouth, VA
  • Heron’s Landing, Chesapeake, VA
  • Cypress Landing for homeless veterans only, Chesapeake, VA

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Select the application link under the list of communities.
  2. Complete the application at the CRHA office, located at 1468 South Military Highway, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 on the second Friday of each month between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.
  3. Pick up an application at the CRHA office, located at the address above, on the second Friday of each month between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be mailed to: Attention: HCV Department, Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority, 1468 South Military Highway, Chesapeake, Virginia, 23320.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, read the CRHA public notice, or visit the CRHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (757) 523-0401.

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 10/18/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Conventional and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) Conventional and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit waiting list for apartments at Geneva Square, Meadow Landing North, Twin Creeks, Narrow and Anderson Street, and Oakdale Square is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2020, until further notice.

To apply, during the opening period, select the link for a community listed here, and print the required forms.

Once the application has been completed, it must be submitted to the Management office.  A $30.00 application fee (in a form of a money order) for each adult is required.

For more information, visit the CRHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (757) 523-0401.

Last Updated on 10/18/2021.

Other Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Chesapeake, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day only, on January 30, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  1. Residency Preference: 75 Points For families who live, work, or have been hired to work or who are attending school in the jurisdiction
  2. Victim of Domestic Violence: 50 Points
  3. Involuntary Displacement: 50 Points
  4. Victims of Reprisals or Hate Crimes: 50 Points
  5. Working Preference: 20 Points
  6. Educational/Training Participants: 15 Points
  7. Involuntary Displacement due to public housing disposition, demolition, renovation, or substantial modernization with the city of Chesapeake, Virginia 190 Points
  8. Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities: 80 Points

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the CRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CRHA website, as of January 22, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 07/29/2020.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments is closed.

The CRHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from October 28, 2021, until October 29, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

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 October 18, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Chesapeake, Virginia. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 10/29/2021.

About Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority

More information about Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.crhava.org/.

Representatives of Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (757) 523-0401. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/27/2022, it is not known if Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 1,455 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 Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,372 7 40 36
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $813 $873 $977 $667
Monthly Cost $1,115,556 $6,113 $39,085 $24,003

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Chesapeake 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 10% having issued approximately 151 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 86 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $15,436 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

94% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 92% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 29% 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

8% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 46% with 3 or more bedrooms. 38% 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 Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $389 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $969. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $188.



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 Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Broadlawn Park

1758 Abbey Cir
Chesapeake, Virginia

Mcdonald Manor

1304 Macdonald Rd
Chesapeake, Virginia

Schooner Cove

4169 Holly Cove Dr
Chesapeake, Virginia

Owens Village

600A Geneva Ave
Chesapeake, Virginia

Peaceful Village

3000 Welcome Rd
Chesapeake, Virginia