About Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority

The Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Danville, Virginia.

The Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority serves Henry County, Martinsville, Danville, Bassett, Collinsville and Stanleytown.

Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (DRHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The DRHA offers 440 units in five Public Housing communities, located throughout Danville.

  • Cardinal Village 434-793-1222
    651 Cardinal Place, Danville, VA 24541
  • Cedar Terrace 434-793-2516
    127 Cedar Place, Danville, VA 24541
  • Ingram Heights 434-792-0303
    149 New Ingram Rd., Danville, VA 24541
  • Seeland Crossing 434-792-2908
    299 Garfield St., Danville, VA 24541
  • Pleasant View 434-792-0328
    101 Pleasant View Ave., Danville, VA 24541
Please note: The 1-bedroom waiting list is currently closed.

To apply, pick up an application at one of the communities listed above to pick up an application, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm ET, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it can be hand delivered or mailed to the community you wish to apply to. 

This waiting list has the following preferences: Working, disabled, elderly, victim of domestic violence, and living and/or working in Danville.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 DRHA website, or call the office at (434) 799-8380.

Last Updated on 09/16/2016.

Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

Please note: As of July 2015, the Martinsville Redevelopment & Housing Authority transferred its Housing Choice Voucher program to the DRHA. Martinsville, VA is now in the jurisdiction of the DRHA in regards to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

The Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority (DRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in September 2013. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Last Updated on 08/31/2015.

More information about Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.drhava.com/.


About the Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority manages 1,390 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification
Vouchers 1,328 12 50
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $386 $405 $523
Monthly Cost $511,970 $4,858 $26,125

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Danville Redevelopment & 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 11% having issued approximately 122 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 37 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $11,267 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% 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 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

57% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 55% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

88% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 87% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 58% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 41% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $269 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $472. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $193.



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 Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority

321 Stephens St
Danville, Virginia
Cardinal Village is a 128 unit low income housing apartment community in Danville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
628 Holbrook St
Danville, Virginia
Cedar Terrace is a 132 unit low income housing apartment community in Danville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
103 Pleasant View Ave
Danville, Virginia
Pleasant View is a 71 unit low income housing apartment community in Danville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
137 New Ingram Rd
Danville, Virginia
Ingram Heights is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Danville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
103 Seeland Rd
Danville, Virginia
Seeland Crossing Phase I - IIi is a 157 unit low income housing apartment community in Danville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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