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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, and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of February 28th, 2021, Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Cardinal Village, Cedar Terrace, Ingram Heights, and Pleasant View Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Pittsylvania County, and Danville Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Henry County, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Martinsville, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Website: https://www.drhava.com/.

Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Phone: (434) 799-8380.

COVID-19 Update: As of July 24, 2020, the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority website says:

"Due to COVID-19 DRHA will be closed to the general public until further notice. HCV by appointment. If you have urgent business please contact the office."

More coronavirus information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Cardinal Village, Cedar Terrace, Ingram Heights, and Pleasant View Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (DRHA) Family Public Housing waiting list for 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedrooms apartments at Cardinal Village, Cedar Terrace, Ingram Heights, and Pleasant View is currently open. Applications are being accepted from August 17, 2020, until further notice.

  • Cardinal Village is located at 651 Cardinal Place Danville, VA 24541
  • Cedar Terrace is located at 127 Cedar Place Danville, VA 24541
  • Ingram Heights is located at 149 New Ingram Road Danville, VA 24540
  • Pleasant View is located at 101 Pleasant View Avenue Danville, VA 24541

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Families confirmed by Danville School District as eligible for services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
  • Families confirmed by Smart Beginnings as participants under the Smart Beginnings Southside Families Grant (SBSF).
  • If Head, Co-Head or Spouse lives or works in the City of Danville.
  • If Homeless, Living in Substandard Housing or Domestic Violence Situations.

It is 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, as of August 17, 2020.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (434) 792-5544.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/26/2021.

Other Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Pittsylvania County, and Danville Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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.

Closed: Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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 until June 30, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Once the application has been completed, it must be postmarked, and mailed to the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is 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, as of June 1, 2020.

Last Updated on 11/29/2020.

Closed: Henry County, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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

How To Apply to the 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.

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 February 28th, 2021, 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 1,416 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification
Vouchers 1,327 13 76
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $430 $383 $547
Monthly Cost $570,182 $4,978 $41,587

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
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