About Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority

The Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Hopewell, Virginia.

The Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority serves Hopewell.

Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The waiting lists for 1 and 2-bedroom units are currently closed.

This housing authority is currently accepting applications for studio, 3, and 4-bedroom units.

This housing authority has 460 units in six communities located throughout Hopewell.

To apply for public housing you must go to the main office to complete an application, located at: 350 E. Poythress St., Hopewell, VA 23860, during normal office hours. Be sure to bring these documents with you when completing application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, assets and photo ID's for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference point system, you can request a complete list by contacting the main office.

More information can be found by visiting the website at www.hopewellrha.org. The housing authority can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 804-458-5160, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/21/2015.

Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority (HRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Last Updated on 07/21/2015.


About the Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority manages 482 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 245 107 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $618 $522 $743
Monthly Cost $151,496 $55,825 $3,716

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Hopewell Redevelopment & 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 13% having issued approximately 30 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 36 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $13,097 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% 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 54% 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, 67% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

66% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 64% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

87% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 83% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

3% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 65% with 3 or more bedrooms. 36% 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 Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $348 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $667. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $144.



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 Operated by Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority

200 Terminal St
Hopewell, Virginia
Davisville is a 120 unit low income housing apartment community in Hopewell.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
1 Texas St
Hopewell, Virginia
Thomas Rolfe Court is a 136 unit low income housing apartment community in Hopewell.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
100 S Kippax St
Hopewell, Virginia
Kippax Place is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Hopewell.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
1000 Langston Park
Hopewell, Virginia
Piper Square is a 134 unit low income housing apartment community in Hopewell.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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