Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

918 Commerce Street, 1st Floor
Lynchburg, Virginia 24504

Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Lynchburg, Virginia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 20th, 2020, Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Lynchburg.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Lynchburg, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (LRHA) waiting list for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications will be accepted from January 28, 2020 at 9:00 am ET, until further notice.

The LRHA owns, and operates, 328 units of public housing at four locations within the city of Lynchburg, and they include:

  • Dearington Apartments located on Chambers Street with 100 units built in 1959-1960
  • Birchwood Apartments located on Hill Street with 103 units built in 1973-1974
  • Langview Apartments located on Yorktown Avenue with 50 units built in 1982-1983
  • Brookside Apartments located on Forest Brook Road with 75 units built in 1982-1983

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Download and print the online paper application here.
  2. Pick up an application at the LRHA lobby, located at 918 Commerce Street. Lynchburg, Virginia 24504 during normal business hours.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Returned in person to the LRHA address mentioned above on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, between 9:00 am. and 3:00 pm. 
  2. Mailed by First Class Mail to 918 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA, 24504.
  3. Faxed to (434) 845-9144.

This waiting list has 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 will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the LRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the LRHA, and its website, as of January 9, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Lynchburg, 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) 485-7200.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/02/2020.

Other Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Lynchburg, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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 December 9, 2019, until December 18, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Download and print the paper application online.
  2. Pick up an application from the LRHA lobby.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been dropped off to the LRHA.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Working
  • Elderly, Disabled, Handicapped
  • High Rent Burden - currently paying fifty percent (50%) of income for rent
  • Veteran/Veteran Family
  • Homeless
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Involuntarily Displaced
  • Substandard Housing Currently enrolled an educational training program
  • Termination from LRHA HCV program due to insufficient program funding

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

For more information, visit the LRHA Housing Choice Voucher Program page, or the LRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LRHA website, as of December 6, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Last Updated on 12/18/2019.

About Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

More information about Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.lynchburghousing.org/.

Representatives of Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (434) 485-7200. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/20/2020, it is not known if Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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 746 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, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 657 54 8
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $383 $326 $825
Monthly Cost $251,747 $17,583 $6,601

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lynchburg 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 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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Dearington Hills

1408 Hunt St
Lynchburg, Virginia

Birchwood Apartments

101 Hillside Ct
Lynchburg, Virginia

Brookside

2229 Yorktown Ave
Lynchburg, Virginia

Low Income Housing Managed by Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Burton Creek Apartments

679 Leesville Rd
Lynchburg, Virginia
Subsidized
Accepts Vouchers