Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

651 Cardinal Place
Danville, Virginia
(434) 799-8380

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Danville, Virginia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of December 19th, 2018, Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The 2-5 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Henry County, Pittsylvania County, Danville and Martinsville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
2-5 Bedroom Public Housing Open Indefinitely
1-Bedroom Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Henry County, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Martinsville, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Pittsylvania County, and Danville Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: 2-5 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (DRHA) is currently accepting 2-5 Bedroom Public Housing waiting list applications until further notice.

A list of all Public Housing communities can be found here.

To apply, pick up an application at one of the communities listed here to pick up an application, from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm; and 1:30 pm until 5:00 pm ET, Monday-Friday.

For more information, visit the DRHA website, or call the office at (434) 799-8380.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (434) 799-8380.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

Open Indefinitely: 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (DRHA) is currently accepting 1 Bedroom Public Housing waiting list applications, from March 5, 2018, until further notice.

A list of all Public Housing communities can be found here.

To apply, pick up an application at one of the communities listed here to pick up an application, from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm; and 1:30 pm until 5:00 pm ET, Monday-Friday.

For more information, visit the DRHA website, or call the office at (434) 799-8380.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (434) 799-8380.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

Other Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Henry County, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (DRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Henry County is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit DRHA website here, or call the office at (434) 792-5544.

Last Updated on 10/09/2018.

Closed: Martinsville, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (DRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Martinsville City is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit DRHA website here, or call the office at (434) 792-5544.

Last Updated on 10/09/2018.

Closed: Pittsylvania County, and Danville 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 currently closed. from September 17, 2018 until October 15, 2018. It was last open for one month from September until October, 2018; and before that in September, 2013. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

 There were two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at one of three locations.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been postmarked no later than October 15, 2018 and mailed to DRHA. Applications must be received in the office by October 17, 2018 to be accepted. Walk-In applications were not accepted. Multiple applications were not accepted.

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit DRHA website here, or call the office at (434) 792-5544.

Last Updated on 11/17/2018.

About Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

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

HCV Portability Status

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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm , 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 1,410 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 1,350 11 49
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $396 $363 $518
Monthly Cost $534,393 $3,994 $25,390

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.


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