Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

918 Commerce Street
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.

Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Lynchburg.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Lynchburg, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Other Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Lynchburg, Virginia 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 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 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

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 05/28/2022, 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 951 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, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection
Vouchers 859 87
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $467 $420
Monthly Cost $401,353 $36,565

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

1408 Hunt St
Lynchburg, Virginia

Birchwood Apartments

101 Hillside Ct
Lynchburg, Virginia

Brookside

89 Belle Terre Dr
Lynchburg, Virginia

Langview Apartments

Yorktown Ave
Lynchburg, Virginia

Low Income Housing Managed by Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Burton Creek Apartments

679 Leesville Rd
Lynchburg, Virginia
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2-3 BR
Subsidized