About Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority

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

The Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority serves Petersburg.

Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority (PRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Last Updated on 06/15/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

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

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


About the Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority manages 714 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
Vouchers 682 30 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $546 $491 $538
Monthly Cost $372,596 $14,730 $1,076

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Petersburg Redevelopment & 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 17% having issued approximately 43 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 29 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 $14,052 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% 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 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

55% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

98% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 94% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 57% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

9% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 45% with 3 or more bedrooms. 38% 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 Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $383 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $627. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $155.



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 Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority

128 S Sycamore St
Sycamore Towers is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Petersburg.
1681 N Valor Dr
Pecan Acres is a 159 unit low income housing apartment community in Petersburg.
3 Sandalwood Ct
Pin Oaks is a 150 unit low income housing apartment community in Petersburg.
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Affordable Apartments near Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority

135 West Old Street
Carriage House- A Senior Community is a 118 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Petersburg.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
1922 Varina Ave Apt A
Westover Commons Apartments is a 84 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2 bedroom apartments for rent in Petersburg.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Petersburg.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
555 South Street
Henry Williams is a low income housing apartment community that provides 2-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Petersburg.