Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

918 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA

There are no open waiting lists offered by Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Go to the Virginia Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Virginia Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Lynchburg, Virginia Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (LRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 8, 2021 until March 11, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Elderly
  • Disabled
  • Involuntarily displaced 
  • Veteran
  • Paying more than 50% of income towards rent
  • Living in substandard housing
  • Working families
  • Homeless
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Enrolled in an education or job training program

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the LRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LRHA on March 3, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Last Updated on 09/05/2021.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments is currently closed.

The LRHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from January 28, 2020, until May 19, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Working
  • Elderly/Disabled
  • Veteran or Veteran Family
  • Homeless
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Involuntary Displaced
  • Substandard Housing
  • High Rent Burden (rent is 50% or more of my income)
  • Currently Enrolled in an Educational Training 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 LRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LRHA on May 20, 2022.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 05/20/2022.

About Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 941 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 837 98 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $517 $407 $1,199
Monthly Cost $432,592 $39,886 $1,199
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 15% having issued approximately 58 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 12 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $12,029 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 77% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% 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.

34% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 32% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

74% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 73% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 58% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 23% 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 Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $288 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $461. 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.