Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Lynchburg, Virginia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of March 25th, 2019, Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The 2-5 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on April 5th, 2019.
Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Lynchburg.
|2-5 Bedroom Public Housing||Open Now|
|Lynchburg, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
Waiting List Summary
Waiting List Details
The Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (LRHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2,3 4, and 5 bedroom units is currently open, from March 11, 2019 at 9:00 am, until April 5, 2019, at 12:00 pm ET.
There are two ways to apply:
Once the paper application has been completed, it must be either:
This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, Disabled, Veterans, Victims of Domestic Violence, Homeless and Working Families.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (434) 485-7200.
Last Updated on 03/11/2019.
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:
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.
More information about Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.lynchburghousing.org/.
As of 03/25/2019, 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.
As of the most recent VMS report, Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 787 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|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$393||$312||$1,270|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.