Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

201 Granby Street, Suite 100A
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Norfolk, Virginia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs. As of February 21st, 2020, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The 2-4 Bedroom, Grandy Village Revitalization, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit - Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The 2-Bedroom, Elderly and Disabled Midrise Communities Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely. The 2+ Bedroom, Family Communities Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Norfolk.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
2-4 Bedroom, Grandy Village Revitalization, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit - Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
2-Bedroom, Elderly and Disabled Midrise Communities Open Until Further Notice
2+ Bedroom, Family Communities Open Until Further Notice
Norfolk, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
North Wellington Townhomes, RAD Project-Based Voucher Closed
Homeless Single Room Occupancy Project-Based Voucher Closed
Grandy Village Phase VI, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit - Project-Based Voucher Closed

Open Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: 2-4 Bedroom, Grandy Village Revitalization, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit - Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) waiting list for 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Low-Income Housing Tax Credit/Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Grandy Village Revitalization is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the list of open waiting lists, and select the "Download Housing Application" link.
  2. Pick up an application on the second Thursday of each month at 555 E. Main Street, 1st floor, Norfolk, VA 23510, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm ET.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the NRHA Occupancy Department, P.O. Box 968, Norfolk, Virginia, 23501. Hand delivered, faxed, Federal Express or certified mailed applications will not be accepted.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Head of Household, Spouse or other adult (18 or older) is employed
  • Work a minimum of 15 hours per week
  • Place of employment is in Norfolk
  • Head of Household or Spouse is Disabled
  • Head of Household is the primary caregiver for a disabled household member
  • Head of Household or Spouse is Elderly
  • Head of Household or Spouse is a Veteran with a Honorable or Other Than Honorable Discharge

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the NRHA Assisted Rental Housing page, or the NRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA website, as of November 25, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Norfolk, Virginia.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (757) 624-8615.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 11/25/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: 2-Bedroom, Elderly and Disabled Midrise Communities Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) waiting list for 2-Bedroom Elderly and Disabled Midrise Communities apartments at Bobbitt Midrise, Partrea Midrise, Sykes Midrise, and Hunter Square Midrise is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the list of open waiting lists, and select the "Download Housing Application" link.
  2. Pick up an application on the second Thursday of each month at 555 E. Main Street, 1st floor, Norfolk, VA 23510, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm ET.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the NRHA Occupancy Department, P.O. Box 968, Norfolk, Virginia, 23501. Hand delivered, faxed, Federal Express or certified mailed applications will not be accepted.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Head of Household, Spouse or other adult (18 or older) is employed
  • Work a minimum of 15 hours per week
  • Place of employment is in Norfolk
  • Head of Household or Spouse is Disabled
  • Head of Household is the primary caregiver for a disabled household member
  • Head of Household or Spouse is Elderly
  • Head of Household or Spouse is a Veteran with a Honorable or Other Than Honorable Discharge

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the NRHA Assisted Rental Housing page, or the NRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA website, as of November 25, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Norfolk, Virginia.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (757) 624-8615.

Last Updated on 11/25/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: 2+ Bedroom, Family Communities Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) waiting list for 2+ Bedroom Family Communities apartments at Calvert Square, Oakleaf Forrest and Young Terrace is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2019, until further notice.

Please note: A list of communities can be found here, under the "Family communities" section.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the list of open waiting lists, and select the "Download Housing Application" link.
  2. Pick up an application on the second Thursday of each month at 555 E. Main Street, 1st floor, Norfolk, VA 23510, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm ET.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the NRHA Occupancy Department, P.O. Box 968, Norfolk, Virginia, 23501. Hand delivered, faxed, Federal Express or certified mailed applications will not be accepted.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Head of Household, Spouse or other adult (18 or older) is employed
  • Work a minimum of 15 hours per week
  • Place of employment is in Norfolk
  • Head of Household or Spouse is Disabled
  • Head of Household is the primary caregiver for a disabled household member
  • Head of Household or Spouse is Elderly
  • Head of Household or Spouse is a Veteran with a Honorable or Other Than Honorable Discharge

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the NRHA Assisted Rental Housing page, or the NRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA website, as of November 25, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Norfolk, Virginia.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (757) 624-8615.

Last Updated on 11/25/2019.

Other Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Norfolk, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day only on October 30, 2019. 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:

  • Resident of Norfolk - 20 points (includes families employed in Norfolk)
  • Working Families - 10 points (includes head of household or spouse or sole member is aged 62 or older or is a person with disabilities (Notice PIH 2011-33) or where the head of the household is the primary caregiver for a disabled household member. Minimum works hours 15 per week for non-elderly and non-disabled.)
  • Veterans - 5 points (includes persons who were honorably discharged or under other than dishonorable conditions.)

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the NRHA website.

Last Updated on 12/30/2019.

Closed: North Wellington Townhomes, RAD Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) waiting list for 3 and 4-Bedroom RAD Project-Based Voucher apartments at North Wellington Townhomes is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: Applicants must be employed 15 hours a week, unless the applicant is elderly or disabled. 

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application on the second Thursday of each month.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed to the NRHA Occupancy Department. Hand delivered, faxed, Federal Express or certified mailed applications will not be accepted.

There were preferences, and they were listed on the application.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the NRHA Assisted Rental Housing page, or the NRHA website.

Last Updated on 11/25/2019.

Closed: Homeless Single Room Occupancy Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) Single Room Occupancy Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note:

  • Single Room Occupancy apartments are for single individuals only.
  • Applicants must be homeless (applicants residing with family members or friends will not be considered homeless).
  • A list of communities can be found here, under the "Single Room Occupancy (SRO-PBV)" section.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application on the second Thursday of each month.

Once the application was completed, it must have been mailed to the NRHA Occupancy Department. Hand delivered, faxed, Federal Express or certified mailed applications were not accepted.

There were preferences, and they were listed on the application.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the NRHA Assisted Rental Housing page, or the NRHA website.

Last Updated on 11/25/2019.

Closed: Grandy Village Phase VI, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit - Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

A Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) waiting list for Section 8 Project Based Voucher/Low-Income Housing Tax Credit apartments at Grandy Village Phase VI is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from November 20, 2019, until November 22, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Download and print the paper application online.
  2. Pick up an application from the NRHA office.
  3. Pick up an application at one of multiple partnering agency locations.

Once the application was completed, it must have been postmarked by November 22, 2019, and mailed to the NRHA. Hand delivered, Federal Express or certified mailed applications were not accepted. Fax was accepted only as a reasonable accommodation for persons with disability.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

1 Person  $27,800, $33,360 | 5 Persons $42,850, $51,420

2 Persons $31,750, $38,100 | 6 Persons $46,000, $55,200

3 Persons $35,700, $42,840 | 7 Persons $49,200, $59,040

4 Persons $39,650, $47,580 | 8 Persons $52,350, $62,820

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the NRHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Norfolk, Virginia .

Last Updated on 11/25/2019.

About Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

More information about Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.nrha.us/.

Representatives of Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (757) 623-1111. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/21/2020, it is not known if Norfolk 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 Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 3,470 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, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,406 1 149 79 135 218
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $769 $133 $718 $784 $611 $657
Monthly Cost $1,851,193 $133 $106,935 $61,914 $82,504 $143,124

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Norfolk 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 12% having issued approximately 237 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 55 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 $14,463 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% 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

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

49% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% 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 Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 46% with 2 bedrooms and 37% 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 Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $354 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $800. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $194.



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 Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Franklin Arms ( Aka Marshall Manor )

2500 E Princess Anne Rd
Norfolk, Virginia
Accepts Vouchers

Grandy Villiage

3151 Kimball Terrace
Norfolk, Virginia
Accepts Vouchers

Robert Partrea

701 Easy St
Norfolk, Virginia

Huntersville

825 Goff St
Norfolk, Virginia

Eulalie Bobbitt

5920 Poplar Hall Dr
Norfolk, Virginia

Family Self Sufficiency

5124 E Princess Anne Rd
Norfolk, Virginia

Tidewater Prk

1108 E City Hall Ave
Norfolk, Virginia

Moton Prk

2316 Cary Ave
Norfolk, Virginia

Diggs Town

1619 Vernon Drive
Norfolk, Virginia
Accepts Vouchers

Young Park

930 Saint Pauls Blvd
Norfolk, Virginia

Calvert

902 Wide St
Norfolk, Virginia

Oakleaf Park

1712 Greenleaf Dr
Norfolk, Virginia

Sykes

555 E Liberty St
Norfolk, Virginia

North Wellington Place

2831 Chesapeake Blvd
Norfolk, Virginia

Broad Creek Phase II Bg Phase II

3144 Woodland Ave
Norfolk, Virginia

Broad Creek

2455 Cary Ave
Norfolk, Virginia

Broad Creek Phase IIi Bg Phase IIi

1260 Godfrey Ave
Norfolk, Virginia

Broad Creek Phase V

2500-2592 Joe Austin Drive
Norfolk, Virginia
Accepts Vouchers

Broad Creek Phase IV Mm Phase IV

2836 E Princess Anne Rd
Norfolk, Virginia