Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

128 A South Sycamore Street
Petersburg, Virginia 23803

Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Petersburg, Virginia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Petersburg.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Petersburg, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Petersburg, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority (PRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in May 2018. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply, applicants were required to pick up an application at Pecan Acres Estates.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the PRHA website, or call office at (804) 733-2200.

Last Updated on 05/30/2018.

About Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

More information about Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.petersburgrha.org/.

Representatives of Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (804) 733-2200. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (804)733-2200.

Open today from 8:30am to 5:00pm ET. Closed from noon to 1:00 PM every day for lunch

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 691 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
Vouchers 691
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $563
Monthly Cost $389,129

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Petersburg 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 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 and 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 and 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 Apartments Operated by Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Sycamore Towers

128 S Sycamore St
Petersburg, Virginia

Pecan Acres Estates

433 Pecan Street
Petersburg, Virginia

Pin Oaks Estates

37 Slagle Avenue
Petersburg, Virginia