Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

286 Kelly Street
Harrisonburg, Virginia
(540) 434-7386

Open today from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Harrisonburg, Virginia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Family Self-sufficiency programs. As of November 14th, 2018, Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Commerce Village 1-Bedroom Homeless Supportive Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The J.R. Polly Lineweaver Efficiency and 1-Bedroom Senior/Disabled Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely. The J.R. Polly Lineweaver 1-Bedroom Near-Elderly/Disabled Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Rockingham County and Harrisonburg.

Open Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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Waiting ListStatus
Housing Choice VoucherOpen Indefinitely
Commerce Village 1-Bedroom Homeless Supportive HousingOpen Indefinitely
Other Senior and DisabledOpen Indefinitely
Other Senior and DisabledOpen Indefinitely

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Other Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Franklin Heights 1-5 Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Franklin Heights is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the HRHA website here, or call the office at (540) 434-7386.

Last Updated on 10/31/2018.

About Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/30/2018, Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is billing 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 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 799 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 566 36 10 12 15 150
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $604 $631 $610 $1,243 $305 $413
Monthly Cost $342,070 $22,699 $6,097 $14,919 $4,578 $61,910

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Harrisonburg 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 12% having issued approximately 62 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 13 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 $12,057 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 55% 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, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.

55% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

38% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 19% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 61% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $289 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $662. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $152.



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.