About Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority

The Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Newport News, Virginia.

The Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority serves Newport News.

Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority Waiting Lists

Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority (NNRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when the waiting list will reopen. 

When the waiting list reopens, the NNRHA will put an advertisement in the Daily Press local section of and on its website. 

Last Updated on 07/24/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


About the Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority manages 2,581 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,366 30 55 51 31 48
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $637 $494 $466 $803 $555 $565
Monthly Cost $1,507,722 $14,820 $25,621 $40,977 $17,219 $27,134

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Newport News Redevelopment & Housng 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 14% having issued approximately 187 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 23 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $14,097 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

52% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

94% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 92% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 52% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% 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 Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $355 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $721. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $162.



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 Operated by Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority

900 36th St
Ashe Manor is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Newport News.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Newport News.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
810 Brighton Ln
Brighton Apartments is a 285 unit low income housing apartment community in Newport News.
13209 Aqueduct Dr
Aqueduct Apartments is a 262 unit low income housing apartment community in Newport News.
75 Wellesley Dr
Pinecroft Apartments is a 140 unit low income housing apartment community in Newport News.
651 25th St
Spratley House is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Newport News.

Affordable Apartments near Newport News Redevelopment & Housng Authority

701 Brigstock Cir
Pilot House Apartments is a 132 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Newport News. Rents at Pilot House Apartments are $855-988.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Newport News.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
600 Huntgate Cir
Wellesley Woods is a 120 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Newport News. Rents at Wellesley Woods are $855-975.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Newport News.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
12750 Nettles Dr Apt 23
Nettles Drive Apartments is a 30 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Newport News.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities