Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

286 Kelly Street
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802

Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, and Moving to Work programs.

Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Rockingham County and Harrisonburg.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Franklin Heights 1-5 Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Closed
Commerce Village 1-Bedroom Homeless Supportive Housing Closed
J.R. Polly Lineweaver Efficiency and 1-Bedroom Senior/Disabled Closed
J.R. Polly Lineweaver 1-Bedroom Near-Elderly/Disabled Closed

Other Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Website: https://harrisonburgrha.com/.

Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Phone: (540) 434-7386.

Closed: City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The HRHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from November 1, 2018, until December 1, 2021. The HRHA said that "We anticipate that the new client portal will be available March 1, 2022 and we will start accepting new applications at that time."

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Complete an application at the HRHA office.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Working/Employed, Rent Burdened, Elderly, Disabled, Homeless, Veteran, Displaced by Natural Disaster, Live in Substandard Housing, Victims of Domestic Violence, Living in overcrowded conditions,  Job Training or Higher Education or Referred by Local Assistance Program

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.  

For more information, visit the HRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HRHA on December 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia.

Last Updated on 12/08/2021.

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

How To Apply to the Waiting List

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

For more information, visit the HRHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia.

Last Updated on 12/08/2021.

Closed: Commerce Village 1-Bedroom Homeless Supportive Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) Homeless Supportive Housing waiting list for apartments at Commerce Village is closed.

The HRHA last accepted applications for this waiting list until December 1, 2021. The HRHA said "We anticipate that the new client portal will be available March 1, 2022 and we will start accepting new applications at that time."

Please note: According to the HRHA, this community is "designated as permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless and medically vulnerable individuals."

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

This waiting list may have had any of the following preferences: Live or work in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County; Working a minimum of 20 hours per week; Paying over 50% of gross income for rent and utilities; Disabled/handicapped or elderly; Homeless; Veteran; Displaced from home as a result of fire or natural disaster; Living in substandard home; Victim of physical abuse; Living in overcrowded conditions; Full-time college student, attending GED classes, or a job training program; Working with a human services agency; Medically vulnerable, as documented by medical records and VIDAT.

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

For more information, visit the HRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HRHA on December 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia.

Last Updated on 12/08/2021.

Closed: J.R. Polly Lineweaver Efficiency and 1-Bedroom Senior/Disabled Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) Senior (62+)/Disabled Section 8 New Construction waiting list for apartments at J.R. Polly Lineweaver Apartments is closed.

The HRHA last accepted applications for this waiting list until December 1, 2021. The HRHA said "We anticipate that the new client portal will be available March 1, 2022 and we will start accepting new applications at that time."

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

This waiting list may have any of the following preferences: Live or work in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County; Working a minimum of 20 hours per week; Paying over 50% of gross income for rent and utilities; Disabled/handicapped or elderly; Homeless; Veteran; Displaced from home as a result of fire or natural disaster; Living in substandard home; Victim of physical abuse; Living in overcrowded conditions; Full-time college student, attending GED classes, or a job training program; Working with a human services agency; Medically vulnerable, as documented by medical records and VIDAT.

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

For more information, visit the HRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HRHA on December 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia.

Last Updated on 12/08/2021.

Closed: J.R. Polly Lineweaver 1-Bedroom Near-Elderly/Disabled Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) Near-Elderly (55+)/Disabled waiting list for apartments at Lineweaver Annex Apartments is closed.

The HRHA last accepted applications for this waiting list on December 1, 2021. The HRHA said "We anticipate that the new client portal will be available March 1, 2022 and we will start accepting new applications at that time."

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

This waiting list may have had any of the following preferences: Live or work in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County; Working a minimum of 20 hours per week; Paying over 50% of gross income for rent and utilities; Disabled/handicapped or elderly; Homeless; Veteran; Displaced from home as a result of fire or natural disaster; Living in substandard home; Victim of physical abuse; Living in overcrowded conditions; Full-time college student, attending GED classes, or a job training program; Working with a human services agency; Medically vulnerable, as documented by medical records and VIDAT.

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

For more information, visit the HRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HRHA on December 6, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia.

Last Updated on 12/08/2021.

About Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (540) 434-7386. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of January 23rd, 2022, it is not known if Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 756 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:

Family Unification Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 36 7 550 3 15 138
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $800 $597 $649 $1,106 $299 $431
Monthly Cost $28,816 $4,177 $357,181 $3,318 $4,488 $59,479

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.


Low Income Housing Managed by Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Commerce Village

21 Elon Rhodes Ln
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Call For Rent
1 BR
VASH Welcome
Supportive Housing
Homeless Supportive Housing
Veterans Welcome