About Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development

The Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Woodbridge, Virginia.

The Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development serves Prince William County and Woodbridge.

Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development Waiting Lists

Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development (PWCOHCD) 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 07/20/2015.

More information about Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development can be found on its website at http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/housing/Pages/Housing%20and%20Community%20Development.aspx.


About the Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development manages 1,676 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,411 9 38 10 50 36 122
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,110 $868 $1,346 $853 $1,092 $1,008 $804
Monthly Cost $1,566,019 $7,808 $51,150 $8,525 $54,595 $36,284 $98,048

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development

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 4% having issued approximately 488 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 31 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $18,307 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% 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 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% 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.

55% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

82% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 72% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 85% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

13% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 58% 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 Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development voucher holders in 2016 was $467 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,392. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $147.



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.