Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

201 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Homeownership, and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) programs. As of May 25th, 2022, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Norfolk.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Norfolk, Virginia Non-Elderly Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Norfolk, Virginia Limited Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Norfolk, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
North Wellington Townhomes, RAD Project-Based Voucher Closed
Homeless Single Room Occupancy Project-Based Voucher Closed
Grandy Village Revitalization Limited Low-Income Housing Tax Credit - Project-Based Voucher Closed
Retreat at Harbor Point Low-Income Housing Tax Credit - Project-Based Voucher Closed
Church Street Station Limited Project-Based Voucher Closed
Cottage Bridge and St. Paul Apartments Limited Project-Based Voucher Closed
Grandy Village Revitalization Limited Project-Based Voucher Closed
Ashton Apartment Homes Tax Credit | Project-Based Voucher Closed
Market Heights Apartments Limited Project-Based Voucher Closed

Open Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Family Public Housing Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Family Public Housing waiting list for 1+ Bedroom apartments at Calvert Square, Oakleaf Forrest and Young Terrace is currently open.

The NRHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of September, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application available online here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the NRHA Occupancy Department, P.O. Box 968, Norfolk, Virginia, 23501
  2. Hand delivered to the NRHA, located at 555 E Main St, First Floor/Lobby Drop Box, Norfolk, VA 23510.

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 website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA website on September 8, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Norfolk, Virginia. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

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.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/08/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Elderly and Disabled Public Housing waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Bobbitt Midrise, Partrea Midrise, Sykes Midrise, and Hunter Square Midrise is currently open.

The NRHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of January, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application available online here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the NRHA Occupancy Department, P.O. Box 968, Norfolk, Virginia, 23501
  2. Hand delivered to the NRHA, located at 555 E Main St, First Floor/Lobby Drop Box, Norfolk, VA 23510.

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 website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA website on September 8, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Norfolk, Virginia. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

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.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/08/2022.

Other Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Norfolk, Virginia Non-Elderly Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) Non-Elderly Disabled Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day only; on February 2, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the NRHA, this waiting list is "for non-senior individuals with disabilities. Eligible applicants must also be able to document that they are transitioning out of an institutional or other separated setting, are at serious risk of institutionalism and are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless."

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.)

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

For more information, visit the NRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA on January 28, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 08/02/2021.

Closed: Norfolk, Virginia Limited 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 on a limited basis from March 19, 2021 until March 25, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the NRHA, "Applications will be accepted during this open waitlist period for those who meet the following criteria: Non-senior applicants with disabilities who are transitioning out of institutional or other separated settings, are in serious risk of institutionalization or being homeless or are homeless."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The maximum income limits for each household size were listed on the public notice.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the NRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA public notice on March 15, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 03/26/2021.

Closed: Norfolk, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The NRHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from April 12, 2022, until April 14, 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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were listed on the public notice.

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 were 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.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA public notice on April 8, 2022.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 04/14/2022.

Closed: North Wellington Townhomes, RAD 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

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 Revitalization Limited Low-Income Housing Tax Credit - Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit/Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom apartments at Grandy Village Revitalization is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on February 23, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the NRHA, "Additional eligibility criteria:

  • Employed for past six months and working at least 15 hours per week (unless elderly or disabled household or the primary caretaker of a blind person or a disabled person as defined by the Social Security Act). 
  • Any household member who is 16 years of age and older and not attending school full time shall be employed at minimum 20 hours per week and involved in a job training or vocational program."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to print the application.

Once the application was completed, it was mailed to the NRHA Occupancy Department.

This waiting list had 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 was 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 on January 28, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 02/23/2021.

Closed: Retreat at Harbor Point Low-Income Housing Tax Credit - Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom Low-Income Housing Tax Credit/Project Based Voucher apartments at Retreat at Harbor Point is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day only, on April 29, 2020. 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.

The maximum income limits per each household size were listed on the application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the NRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA, as of April 23, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 04/29/2020.

Closed: Church Street Station Limited Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Church Street Station is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 28, 2021 until February 23, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the NRHA public notice "the Church Street Station waitlist will open for applications from homeless individuals. Those residing with family members or friends will not be considered homeless." A NRHA representative stated that this waitlist is also for the "elderly and disabled."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the NRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA on February 3, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 03/29/2022.

Closed: Cottage Bridge and St. Paul Apartments Limited Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Cottage Bridge and St. Paul Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 28, 2021 until February 23, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Working at least 20 hours a week.

Selected applicants were 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.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA on January 28, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 03/29/2022.

Closed: Grandy Village Revitalization Limited Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Grandy Village Revitalization is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on a limited basis from January 28, 2021, until February 23, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the NRHA, "Those eligible for these waitlists include current participants in NRHA’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, residents in NRHA’s Low-income Affordable Housing program and those currently on waitlists for either programs."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Working at least 20 hours a week.

Selected applicants are placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the NRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA on February 3, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 03/29/2022.

Closed: Ashton Apartment Homes Tax Credit | Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) Project-Based Voucher/Tax Credit waiting list for 1, and 2-Bedroom apartments at Ashton Apartment Homes is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 23, 2021, until August 25, 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.

For more information, visit the NRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA website on September 8, 2021.

Last Updated on 03/09/2022.

Closed: Market Heights Apartments Limited Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Market Heights Apartments is closed.

The NRHA last accepted applications for this waiting list on a limited basis from March 9, 2022, until April 22, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the NRHA, this waiting list was "for all current Tidewater Gardens residents and any prior Tidewater Gardens residents that relocated out of the community on or after February 28, 2019."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

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.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA public notice on April 8, 2022.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 04/22/2022.

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.

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 05/25/2022, 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 3,846 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 Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,508 8 330 36 154 202
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $838 $456 $908 $969 $703 $707
Monthly Cost $2,101,630 $3,647 $299,732 $34,876 $108,296 $142,769

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

Grandy Village

3151 Kimball Terrace
Norfolk, Virginia

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

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 Apartments

1420 Merrimac Ave
Norfolk, Virginia
$928-1,305
1-4 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Church Street Station Studios

2000 Church Street
Norfolk, Virginia
Call For Rent
1 BR

Market Heights

601 May Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

The Ashton Apartments

1215 Courtney Ave
Norfolk, Virginia
$697-1,545
1-3 BR

Holley Pointe

622 Effingham St
Portsmouth, Virginia
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Cottage Bridge Apartments

7408 TIDEWATER DR
Norfolk, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

The Retreat at Harbor Pointe Apartments

360 Harbor Pointe Court
Norfolk, Virginia
Call For Rent
2-3 BR