Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

651 Cardinal Place
Danville, Virginia 24541

Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Mainstream Voucher, and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs.

Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority offers Project-Based Voucher Housing, Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Henry County, Pittsylvania County, Danville and Martinsville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Pittsylvania County, and the City of Danville City, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Henry County, and the City of Martinsville, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Cardinal Village, Cedar Terrace, Ingram Heights, and Pleasant View Public Housing Closed

Other Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (DRHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 1, 2021, until April 30, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the DRHA, "Mainstream vouchers are specifically for non-elderly disabled families which include a disabled person between the ages of 18 and 62."

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Family that has been terminated from its HCV program due to insufficient program funding

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the DRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DRHA, as of May 21, 2020.

Last Updated on 05/21/2021.

Closed: Pittsylvania County, and the City of Danville City, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (DRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Pittsylvania County, and Danville City is closed.

The DRHA last accepted Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from March 1, 2022, until March 21, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: This waiting list was originally scheduled to close on March 31, 2022; but the DRHA closed the waiting list on the date noted above.

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

Please note: According to the DRHA website, "Anyone that applies must reside in Danville/Pittsylvania County for one year after receiving their voucher."

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Applicants that live, work or have been hired to work in City of Danville, and Pittsylvania County (10 points)
  • Veterans (5 Points)
  • Family that has been terminated from its HCV program due to insufficient program funding (40 points)

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 DRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DRHA public notice on March 25, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Pittsylvania County, and the City of Danville, Virginia.

Last Updated on 03/25/2022.

Closed: Henry County, and the City of Martinsville, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Henry County, and the City of Martinsville is closed.

The DRHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from April 1, 2022, until April 30, 2022. 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.

Please note: According to the DRHA website, "Anyone that applies must reside in Martinsville/Henry County for one year after receiving their voucher."

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the DRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DRHA public notice on March 21, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Henry County, and the City of Martinsville, Virginia.

Last Updated on 04/30/2022.

Closed: Cardinal Village, Cedar Terrace, Ingram Heights, and Pleasant View Public Housing Waiting List

The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (DRHA) Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Cardinal Village, Cedar Terrace, Ingram Heights, and Pleasant View is currently closed.

The DRHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from July 12, 2021 until February 28, 2022. 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 DRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DRHA on January 14, 2022.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 03/10/2022.

About Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (434) 799-8380. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of August 8th, 2022, it is not known if Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 09/20/2018, Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 1,363 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 Homeownership Family Unification VASH
Vouchers 1,284 17 58 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $411 $348 $559 $325
Monthly Cost $527,274 $5,922 $32,433 $1,299

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Danville 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 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 and 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 and 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 Apartments Operated by Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Cardinal Village

651 Cardinal Place
Danville, Virginia
Family & Senior

Cedar Terrace

628 Holbrook St
Danville, Virginia
Family & Senior

Pleasant View

101 Pleasant View Ave
Danville, Virginia
Family & Senior

Ingram Heights

137 New Ingram Rd
Danville, Virginia
Family & Senior

Seeland Crossing Phase I - III

300 Garfield St
Danville, Virginia
Family & Senior

Low Income Housing Managed by Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Upper Street Apartments

608 Upper Street
Danville, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
Accessible
Veterans Welcome