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.

Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Lynchburg.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Lynchburg, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

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 & Housing Authority (LRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month from July until August, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the LRHA office.

Once the application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Returned to the LRHA office in person.
  2. Mailed to the LRHA office.

The LRHA identified the following preferences: Working, high rent burden, elderly, disabled, veteran or family of a veteran, homeless, victim of domestic violence, involuntarily displaced, living in substandard housing, enrolled in an education or job 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 here.

Last Updated on 03/07/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (LRHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. The waiting list for 2,3 4, and 5 bedroom units was last open from March until April, 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 application online.
  2. Pick up an application at the LRHA office.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been either:

  1.   Mailed to LRHA.
  2.   Dropped off at the LRHA office.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly, Disabled, Veterans, Victims of Domestic Violence, Homeless and Working Families.

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 here.

Last Updated on 05/11/2019.

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 09/22/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 772 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 677 55 12
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $403 $326 $904
Monthly Cost $272,613 $17,954 $10,845

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.


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Apartment Communities managed by Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Burton Creek Apartments

679 Leesville Rd
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