Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on April 4th, 2016.

The Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority (PRHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for 3 bedroom units.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, download, print and complete the Public Housing Insert, Public Housing Application, and Selection of Preference form.

Disabled applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application can call the PRHA at (757) 391-2980, or TDD 1-800-545-1833, Ext. 869

The following documentation is required when completing the pre-application of all members of the household: Complete name, Social Security Number, place of birth.

The PRHA has identified the following preferences: Resident, working family, graduate of educational and/or training program, active participants in educational and/or training program, veteran, to avoid foster care placement, reunite families, homeless.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to:

PRHA - Occupancy
P.O. Box 1098
Portsmouth, VA 23705

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the PRHA website, or call the office at (757) 399-5261.

Summary

  • What: Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at http://webapp.prha.org/.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on April 4th, 2016.

The Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority (PRHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for 3 bedroom units.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, download, print and complete the Public Housing Insert, Public Housing Application, and Selection of Preference form.

Disabled applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application can call the PRHA at (757) 391-2980, or TDD 1-800-545-1833, Ext. 869

The following documentation is required when completing the pre-application of all members of the household: Complete name, Social Security Number, place of birth.

The PRHA has identified the following preferences: Resident, working family, graduate of educational and/or training program, active participants in educational and/or training program, veteran, to avoid foster care placement, reunite families, homeless.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to:

PRHA - Occupancy
P.O. Box 1098
Portsmouth, VA 23705

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the PRHA website, or call the office at (757) 399-5261.

Summary

  • What: Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at http://webapp.prha.org/.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.

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

This information was last updated on July 28th, 2016.

The Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority (PRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in July 2016, and prior to that in 2008. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Portsmouth, VA is about 5 miles southwest of Norfolk, VA.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

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

This waiting list has preferences, and they can be found on the application.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the PRHA website, or call the office at (757) 399-5261.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Swanson Homes 85/100 11/04/2014
Holley Square At W 95/100 09/22/2014
Lincoln Prk 64/100 11/03/2014
Dale Homes 82/100 04/17/2014
Westbury 97/100 06/10/2013

Public Housing Operated by Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority

79 Dale Dr
Dale Homes participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1802 South St
Swanson Homes participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
44 Lexington Dr
Lincoln Prk participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
706 Crabapple St
Westbury participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1330 Columbia St
Holley Square at Westbury participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
2849 Turnpike Rd
Seaboard Square I participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
2941 Turnpike Rd
Seaboard Square II participates in the following programs:
Public Housing

Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Virginia:

Affordable Apartments near Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority

707 7th Street
Southside Gardens participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project-Based Section 8
6200 Hightower Road
Stone Ridge Apartments features 1-3 bedroom apartments. Rents at Stone Ridge Apartments start at $720-840.
Stone Ridge Apartments participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit