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Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

918 Commerce Street, 1st Floor
Lynchburg, Virginia 24504

Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of June 22nd, 2021, Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Lynchburg.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Lynchburg, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to 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.

Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Website: https://www.lynchburghousing.org/.

Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Phone: (434) 485-7200.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (LRHA) Public Housing waiting list for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroomapartments is currently open. Applications are being 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

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

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 the LRHA on March 18, 2021.

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 03/18/2021.

Other Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Lynchburg, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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 rental assistance in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Last Updated on 03/22/2021.

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 06/22/2021, 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 869 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 793 48 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $438 $335 $730
Monthly Cost $347,102 $16,070 $8,035

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