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Marion Redevelopment and Housing Authority

237 Miller Avenue
Marion, Smyth County, Virginia 24354

Marion Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Marion, Virginia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 7th, 2020, Marion Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Marion Redevelopment & Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Marion Redevelopment & Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Marion Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Marion Redevelopment and Housing Authority Website: http://www.marionrha.com/AboutUs/Mission/tabid/2353/Default.aspx.

Marion Redevelopment and Housing Authority Phone: (276) 783-3381.

Open Until Further Notice: Marion Redevelopment & Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Marion Redevelopment Housing Authority (VA) has opened the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program; no closing date has been identified.

Marion, VA is approximately 1.5 hours southwest of Roanoke, VA; 4 hours west of Richmond; 2.5 hours northwest of Charlotte, NC; and 3.5 hours northwest of Winston-Salem, NC.
 

Pre-applications are being accepted online only here.
 

Preferences and how the waiting list will be determined have not been identified at this time.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (276)783-3381.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/13/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Marion Redevelopment and Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority has 238 units in 6 communities, located throughout Marion County. For a full listing of the different communities, please follow this link.

To apply for public housing, please follow this link for the online application.

Once your application has been submitted you will receive a letter or phone call, informing you of the date and time of your interview, to complete the application process, and what you will need to bring with you.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: employed, elderly, or disabled.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://marionrha.com/. The housing authority can also be reached with any questions you may have by calling 276-783-3381, during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (276)783-3381.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Marion Redevelopment and Housing Authority

More information about Marion Redevelopment and Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.marionrha.com/AboutUs/Mission/tabid/2353/Default.aspx.

Representatives of Marion Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (276) 783-3381. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/07/2020, it is not known if Marion 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 Marion Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Marion Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 245 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, 2019:

Standard
Vouchers 245
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $346
Monthly Cost $84,685

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Marion 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 10% having issued approximately 21 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 42 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $10,234 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% 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 79% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

30% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

4% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Marion Redevelopment and Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 40% include at least one person with a disability. 55% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 91% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

11% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 57% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 53% 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 Marion Redevelopment and Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $239 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $385. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $126.



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 Marion Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Marion Public Housing

140 Millerwood Cir
Marion, Virginia