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Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority

901 Chamberlayne Parkway
Richmond, Virginia 23220

Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs. As of March 8th, 2021, Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 6 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Chesterfield County, Hanover County, Henrico County and Richmond.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
New Clay House II and Cary West Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Multi-Property Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Armstrong Rennaissance 1B Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
City of Richmond; and Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico County, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
The Alexander at 1090 Apartments Project-Based Voucher Closed

Open Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Website: https://www.rrha.com/.

Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Phone: (804) 780-4200.

COVID-19 Update: As of October 2, 2020, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority website says:

"Due to concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic, RRHA is observing limited operations, until further notice."

More coronavirus information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: New Clay House II and Cary West Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) Project Based Voucher waiting list for Studio apartments at New Clay House II, and 2-Bedroom apartments at Cary West is currently open. Applications are being accepted from January 22, 2019, until further notice

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

This waiting list may have any of the following preferences:

  • 50% Family Not Work Rent and paying more than 50% of income for rent
  • 50% Family Work Rent and pay more than 50% for rent
  • 50% Family Work Rent or Substandard
  • 50% Single Not Work Rent or Substandard
  • 50% Single Work Rent or Substandard
  • 62 yrs old applying for designated elderly hsg
  • Average hours worked is less than 20 but greater than 0
    Average number of hours spent in combination of work and active participation in an approved training program is less than 20 but greater than zero hours per week
  • City Resident
    Applicants who are verified to live, work or have a written job offer in Richmond who are not currently or within the previous 6 months have not received any form of housing assistance, Federal or State.
  • Creighton Resident
    Current Creighton Residents
  • Deceased Veterans Preference
    Families of deceased veterans and servicemen whose deaths have been determined by the united States Veterans Administration to be service-connected.
  • Disabled Veterans Preference
    Families of disabled veterans whose disabilities have been determined by the United States Veteran Adminstration to be service-connected
  • Elderly and disabled
    Elderly and disabled treated as if they work the greater of 30 hours per week or the average number of hours actualluy worked
  • Families not working and are paying more that 50% of their income for rent
  • HCVP Involuntary Displaced
    Involuntary displaced or about to be involuntary displaced due to a funding shortfall in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. In the event of a funding shortfall in the Housing Choice Voucher Program that will result in the termination of current participants in the program. RRHA select to administer a Local Ranking Preference that allows affected Participating families to be placed at the top of the Pubic Housing waiting list. RRHA will offer alternative housing solutions for Housing Choice Voucher Participants impacted by a funding short fall who may become homeless. The affected families may be offered temporary public housing until funding is restored.
  • Homelessness certified and referred by RBHA and or Homeward
    Homeless families certified and referred by RBHA and/or Homeward to RRHA for PH under the terms of the MOU
  • Involuntary Displaced    
  • Mainstream Voucher
    The applicant that elects to use this preference must be between the ages of 18-61, homeless, on the verge of homelessness and with a verifiable disability.
  • Non-compliance with the site-based residency requirement
    Displaced due to non-compliance with the site-based residency requirement for continued occupancy of 30 hours a week employment boligation in RRHA's Private Management Programs
  • Prior Creighton Resident
    Prior Creighton Resident during conversion
  • Priority Involuntary Displaced
    Involuntary displaced or about to be involuntary displaced by government action, fire, natural disaster, domestic violence, to avoid reprisals, hate crimes, or due to the inaccessibility of unit.
  • Resident of City Of Richmond MSA
    Resident of City of Richmond MSA which includes applicants, who are verified to live ,work or have a written job offer in Richmond who are not currently or within the previous 6 months received federal or state hsg assistance.
  • Single Not Work Rent and paying 50% of income for rent
  • Single Work Rent and pay 50% on income for rent
  • Veterans Preference
    Families of all other veterans and servicemen who are not disabled or deceased.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the RRHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (804) 780-4361.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 10/02/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Multi-Property Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) Project Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at the properties listed below is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2020 until further notice.

This waiting list is for the following communities:

  • Armstrong Rennaissance 1A- 2 and 3-Bedroom units
  • Armstrong Rennaissance 2A- 3 and 4-Bedroom units
  • Glenwood Ridge Apartments- 1, 2, and 3-Bedroom units 
  • Goodwyn at Union Square- 2 and 3-Bedroom units
  • Kingsridge Apartments- 2 and 3-Bedroom units
  • Kingsridge Apartments Phase 2- 2 and 3-Bedroom units

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

This waiting list may have any of the following preferences:

  • 50% Family Not Work Rent and paying more than 50% of income for rent
  • 50% Family Work Rent and pay more than 50% for rent
  • 50% Family Work Rent or Substandard
  • 50% Single Not Work Rent or Substandard
  • 50% Single Work Rent or Substandard
  • 62 yrs old applying for designated elderly hsg
  • Average hours worked is less than 20 but greater than 0
    Average number of hours spent in combination of work and active participation in an approved training program is less than 20 but greater than zero hours per week
  • City Resident
    Applicants who are verified to live, work or have a written job offer in Richmond who are not currently or within the previous 6 months have not received any form of housing assistance, Federal or State.
  • Creighton Resident
    Current Creighton Residents
  • Deceased Veterans Preference
    Families of deceased veterans and servicemen whose deaths have been determined by the united States Veterans Administration to be service-connected.
  • Disabled Veterans Preference
    Families of disabled veterans whose disabilities have been determined by the United States Veteran Adminstration to be service-connected
  • Elderly and disabled
    Elderly and disabled treated as if they work the greater of 30 hours per week or the average number of hours actualluy worked
  • Families not working and are paying more that 50% of their income for rent
  • HCVP Involuntary Displaced
    Involuntary displaced or about to be involuntary displaced due to a funding shortfall in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. In the event of a funding shortfall in the Housing Choice Voucher Program that will result in the termination of current participants in the program. RRHA select to administer a Local Ranking Preference that allows affected Participating families to be placed at the top of the Pubic Housing waiting list. RRHA will offer alternative housing solutions for Housing Choice Voucher Participants impacted by a funding short fall who may become homeless. The affected families may be offered temporary public housing until funding is restored.
  • Homelessness certified and referred by RBHA and or Homeward
    Homeless families certified and referred by RBHA and/or Homeward to RRHA for PH under the terms of the MOU
  • Involuntary Displaced    
  • Mainstream Voucher
    The applicant that elects to use this preference must be between the ages of 18-61, homeless, on the verge of homelessness and with a verifiable disability.
  • Non-compliance with the site-based residency requirement
    Displaced due to non-compliance with the site-based residency requirement for continued occupancy of 30 hours a week employment boligation in RRHA's Private Management Programs
  • Prior Creighton Resident
    Prior Creighton Resident during conversion
  • Priority Involuntary Displaced
    Involuntary displaced or about to be involuntary displaced by government action, fire, natural disaster, domestic violence, to avoid reprisals, hate crimes, or due to the inaccessibility of unit.
  • Resident of City Of Richmond MSA
    Resident of City of Richmond MSA which includes applicants, who are verified to live ,work or have a written job offer in Richmond who are not currently or within the previous 6 months received federal or state hsg assistance.
  • Single Not Work Rent and paying 50% of income for rent
  • Single Work Rent and pay 50% on income for rent
  • Veterans Preference
    Families of all other veterans and servicemen who are not disabled or deceased.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the RRHA website.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (804) 780-4361.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 10/02/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Armstrong Rennaissance 1B Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) Senior Project Based Voucher waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Armstrong Renaissance 1B is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2020, until further notice.

Please note: Acording to the RRHA, applicants "must be 62 years of age or older."

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

This waiting list may have any of the following preferences:

  • 50% Family Not Work Rent and paying more than 50% of income for rent
  • 50% Family Work Rent and pay more than 50% for rent
  • 50% Family Work Rent or Substandard
  • 50% Single Not Work Rent or Substandard
  • 50% Single Work Rent or Substandard
  • 62 yrs old applying for designated elderly hsg
  • Average hours worked is less than 20 but greater than 0
    Average number of hours spent in combination of work and active participation in an approved training program is less than 20 but greater than zero hours per week
  • City Resident
    Applicants who are verified to live, work or have a written job offer in Richmond who are not currently or within the previous 6 months have not received any form of housing assistance, Federal or State.
  • Creighton Resident
    Current Creighton Residents
  • Deceased Veterans Preference
    Families of deceased veterans and servicemen whose deaths have been determined by the united States Veterans Administration to be service-connected.
  • Disabled Veterans Preference
    Families of disabled veterans whose disabilities have been determined by the United States Veteran Adminstration to be service-connected
  • Elderly and disabled
    Elderly and disabled treated as if they work the greater of 30 hours per week or the average number of hours actualluy worked
  • Families not working and are paying more that 50% of their income for rent
  • HCVP Involuntary Displaced
    Involuntary displaced or about to be involuntary displaced due to a funding shortfall in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. In the event of a funding shortfall in the Housing Choice Voucher Program that will result in the termination of current participants in the program. RRHA select to administer a Local Ranking Preference that allows affected Participating families to be placed at the top of the Pubic Housing waiting list. RRHA will offer alternative housing solutions for Housing Choice Voucher Participants impacted by a funding short fall who may become homeless. The affected families may be offered temporary public housing until funding is restored.
  • Homelessness certified and referred by RBHA and or Homeward
    Homeless families certified and referred by RBHA and/or Homeward to RRHA for PH under the terms of the MOU
  • Involuntary Displaced    
  • Mainstream Voucher
    The applicant that elects to use this preference must be between the ages of 18-61, homeless, on the verge of homelessness and with a verifiable disability.
  • Non-compliance with the site-based residency requirement
    Displaced due to non-compliance with the site-based residency requirement for continued occupancy of 30 hours a week employment boligation in RRHA's Private Management Programs
  • Prior Creighton Resident
    Prior Creighton Resident during conversion
  • Priority Involuntary Displaced
    Involuntary displaced or about to be involuntary displaced by government action, fire, natural disaster, domestic violence, to avoid reprisals, hate crimes, or due to the inaccessibility of unit.
  • Resident of City Of Richmond MSA
    Resident of City of Richmond MSA which includes applicants, who are verified to live ,work or have a written job offer in Richmond who are not currently or within the previous 6 months received federal or state hsg assistance.
  • Single Not Work Rent and paying 50% of income for rent
  • Single Work Rent and pay 50% on income for rent
  • Veterans Preference
    Families of all other veterans and servicemen who are not disabled or deceased.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the RRHA website.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (804) 780-4361.

Last Updated on 10/02/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) Single Room Occupancy (SRO) waiting list for Efficiency apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2020, until further notice.

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

This waiting list may have any of the following preferences:

  • 50% Family Not Work Rent and paying more than 50% of income for rent
  • 50% Family Work Rent and pay more than 50% for rent
  • 50% Family Work Rent or Substandard
  • 50% Single Not Work Rent or Substandard
  • 50% Single Work Rent or Substandard
  • 62 yrs old applying for designated elderly hsg
  • Average hours worked is less than 20 but greater than 0
    Average number of hours spent in combination of work and active participation in an approved training program is less than 20 but greater than zero hours per week
  • City Resident
    Applicants who are verified to live, work or have a written job offer in Richmond who are not currently or within the previous 6 months have not received any form of housing assistance, Federal or State.
  • Creighton Resident
    Current Creighton Residents
  • Deceased Veterans Preference
    Families of deceased veterans and servicemen whose deaths have been determined by the united States Veterans Administration to be service-connected.
  • Disabled Veterans Preference
    Families of disabled veterans whose disabilities have been determined by the United States Veteran Adminstration to be service-connected
  • Elderly and disabled
    Elderly and disabled treated as if they work the greater of 30 hours per week or the average number of hours actualluy worked
  • Families not working and are paying more that 50% of their income for rent
  • HCVP Involuntary Displaced
    Involuntary displaced or about to be involuntary displaced due to a funding shortfall in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. In the event of a funding shortfall in the Housing Choice Voucher Program that will result in the termination of current participants in the program. RRHA select to administer a Local Ranking Preference that allows affected Participating families to be placed at the top of the Pubic Housing waiting list. RRHA will offer alternative housing solutions for Housing Choice Voucher Participants impacted by a funding short fall who may become homeless. The affected families may be offered temporary public housing until funding is restored.
  • Homelessness certified and referred by RBHA and or Homeward
    Homeless families certified and referred by RBHA and/or Homeward to RRHA for PH under the terms of the MOU
  • Involuntary Displaced    
  • Mainstream Voucher
    The applicant that elects to use this preference must be between the ages of 18-61, homeless, on the verge of homelessness and with a verifiable disability.
  • Non-compliance with the site-based residency requirement
    Displaced due to non-compliance with the site-based residency requirement for continued occupancy of 30 hours a week employment boligation in RRHA's Private Management Programs
  • Prior Creighton Resident
    Prior Creighton Resident during conversion
  • Priority Involuntary Displaced
    Involuntary displaced or about to be involuntary displaced by government action, fire, natural disaster, domestic violence, to avoid reprisals, hate crimes, or due to the inaccessibility of unit.
  • Resident of City Of Richmond MSA
    Resident of City of Richmond MSA which includes applicants, who are verified to live ,work or have a written job offer in Richmond who are not currently or within the previous 6 months received federal or state hsg assistance.
  • Single Not Work Rent and paying 50% of income for rent
  • Single Work Rent and pay 50% on income for rent
  • Veterans Preference
    Families of all other veterans and servicemen who are not disabled or deceased.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the RRHA website.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (804) 780-4361.

Last Updated on 10/02/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) Family Public Housing waiting list for 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2018 until further notice.

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

This waiting list may have any of the following preferences:

  • 50% Family Not Work Rent and paying more than 50% of income for rent
  • 50% Family Work Rent and pay more than 50% for rent
  • 50% Family Work Rent or Substandard
  • 50% Single Not Work Rent or Substandard
  • 50% Single Work Rent or Substandard
  • 62 yrs old applying for designated elderly hsg
  • Average hours worked is less than 20 but greater than 0
    Average number of hours spent in combination of work and active participation in an approved training program is less than 20 but greater than zero hours per week
  • City Resident
    Applicants who are verified to live, work or have a written job offer in Richmond who are not currently or within the previous 6 months have not received any form of housing assistance, Federal or State.
  • Creighton Resident
    Current Creighton Residents
  • Deceased Veterans Preference
    Families of deceased veterans and servicemen whose deaths have been determined by the united States Veterans Administration to be service-connected.
  • Disabled Veterans Preference
    Families of disabled veterans whose disabilities have been determined by the United States Veteran Adminstration to be service-connected
  • Elderly and disabled
    Elderly and disabled treated as if they work the greater of 30 hours per week or the average number of hours actualluy worked
  • Families not working and are paying more that 50% of their income for rent
  • HCVP Involuntary Displaced
    Involuntary displaced or about to be involuntary displaced due to a funding shortfall in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. In the event of a funding shortfall in the Housing Choice Voucher Program that will result in the termination of current participants in the program. RRHA select to administer a Local Ranking Preference that allows affected Participating families to be placed at the top of the Pubic Housing waiting list. RRHA will offer alternative housing solutions for Housing Choice Voucher Participants impacted by a funding short fall who may become homeless. The affected families may be offered temporary public housing until funding is restored.
  • Homelessness certified and referred by RBHA and or Homeward
    Homeless families certified and referred by RBHA and/or Homeward to RRHA for PH under the terms of the MOU
  • Involuntary Displaced    
  • Mainstream Voucher
    The applicant that elects to use this preference must be between the ages of 18-61, homeless, on the verge of homelessness and with a verifiable disability.
  • Non-compliance with the site-based residency requirement
    Displaced due to non-compliance with the site-based residency requirement for continued occupancy of 30 hours a week employment boligation in RRHA's Private Management Programs
  • Prior Creighton Resident
    Prior Creighton Resident during conversion
  • Priority Involuntary Displaced
    Involuntary displaced or about to be involuntary displaced by government action, fire, natural disaster, domestic violence, to avoid reprisals, hate crimes, or due to the inaccessibility of unit.
  • Resident of City Of Richmond MSA
    Resident of City of Richmond MSA which includes applicants, who are verified to live ,work or have a written job offer in Richmond who are not currently or within the previous 6 months received federal or state hsg assistance.
  • Single Not Work Rent and paying 50% of income for rent
  • Single Work Rent and pay 50% on income for rent
  • Veterans Preference
    Families of all other veterans and servicemen who are not disabled or deceased.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the RRHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (804) 780-4361.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/02/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) Senior Public Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2019 until further notice.

Please note: According to the RRHA, applicants "Must be 62 years of age or older."

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

This waiting list may have any of the following preferences:

  • 50% Family Not Work Rent and paying more than 50% of income for rent
  • 50% Family Work Rent and pay more than 50% for rent
  • 50% Family Work Rent or Substandard
  • 50% Single Not Work Rent or Substandard
  • 50% Single Work Rent or Substandard
  • 62 yrs old applying for designated elderly hsg
  • Average hours worked is less than 20 but greater than 0
    Average number of hours spent in combination of work and active participation in an approved training program is less than 20 but greater than zero hours per week
  • City Resident
    Applicants who are verified to live, work or have a written job offer in Richmond who are not currently or within the previous 6 months have not received any form of housing assistance, Federal or State.
  • Creighton Resident
    Current Creighton Residents
  • Deceased Veterans Preference
    Families of deceased veterans and servicemen whose deaths have been determined by the united States Veterans Administration to be service-connected.
  • Disabled Veterans Preference
    Families of disabled veterans whose disabilities have been determined by the United States Veteran Adminstration to be service-connected
  • Elderly and disabled
    Elderly and disabled treated as if they work the greater of 30 hours per week or the average number of hours actualluy worked
  • Families not working and are paying more that 50% of their income for rent
  • HCVP Involuntary Displaced
    Involuntary displaced or about to be involuntary displaced due to a funding shortfall in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. In the event of a funding shortfall in the Housing Choice Voucher Program that will result in the termination of current participants in the program. RRHA select to administer a Local Ranking Preference that allows affected Participating families to be placed at the top of the Pubic Housing waiting list. RRHA will offer alternative housing solutions for Housing Choice Voucher Participants impacted by a funding short fall who may become homeless. The affected families may be offered temporary public housing until funding is restored.
  • Homelessness certified and referred by RBHA and or Homeward
    Homeless families certified and referred by RBHA and/or Homeward to RRHA for PH under the terms of the MOU
  • Involuntary Displaced    
  • Mainstream Voucher
    The applicant that elects to use this preference must be between the ages of 18-61, homeless, on the verge of homelessness and with a verifiable disability.
  • Non-compliance with the site-based residency requirement
    Displaced due to non-compliance with the site-based residency requirement for continued occupancy of 30 hours a week employment boligation in RRHA's Private Management Programs
  • Prior Creighton Resident
    Prior Creighton Resident during conversion
  • Priority Involuntary Displaced
    Involuntary displaced or about to be involuntary displaced by government action, fire, natural disaster, domestic violence, to avoid reprisals, hate crimes, or due to the inaccessibility of unit.
  • Resident of City Of Richmond MSA
    Resident of City of Richmond MSA which includes applicants, who are verified to live ,work or have a written job offer in Richmond who are not currently or within the previous 6 months received federal or state hsg assistance.
  • Single Not Work Rent and paying 50% of income for rent
  • Single Work Rent and pay 50% on income for rent
  • Veterans Preference
    Families of all other veterans and servicemen who are not disabled or deceased.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the RRHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (804) 780-4361.

Last Updated on 10/02/2020.

Other Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: City of Richmond; and Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico County, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from October 12, 2020, until October 16, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: To be eligible for this wait list, applicants must be within the maximum income limits as well as have the required household size.

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

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the RRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Richmond Times Dispatch public notice, as of October 11, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in City of Richmond; and Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico County, Virginia.

Last Updated on 10/19/2020.

Closed: The Alexander at 1090 Apartments Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at The Alexander at 1090 Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from October 12, 2020, until October 16, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: To be eligible for this wait list you must be within the maximum income limits as well as have the required household size.

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

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the RRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Richmond Times Dispatch public notice, as of October 11, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 10/16/2020.

About Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority

More information about Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.rrha.com/.

Representatives of Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (804) 780-4200. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/08/2021, it is not known if Richmond 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 Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 3,173 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,967 2 79 21 82
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $701 $417 $633 $567 $599
Monthly Cost $2,081,057 $833 $50,032 $11,903 $49,088

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Richmond 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 6% having issued approximately 510 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 37 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $14,441 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% 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, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.

54% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

96% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 92% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 68% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 51% with 3 or more bedrooms. 35% 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 Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $395 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $752. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $175.



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 Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority

The Townes at River South I & II

214 E 9th Street
Richmond, Virginia
$709-925
2-4 BR

Mosby Court

1543 Coalter Street
Richmond, Virginia

Frederic A. Fay Towers

1202 N 1st St
Richmond, Virginia

1920 Stonewall Place

1920 Stonewall Place
Richmond, Virginia

Gilpin Court

1000 St. John Street
Richmond, Virginia

Hillside Court

1500 Harwood Street
Richmond, Virginia

Creighton Court

2101 Creighton Road
Richmond, Virginia

Whitcomb Court

2302 Carmine Street
Richmond, Virginia

Fairfield Court

2506 Phaup Street
Richmond, Virginia

Nhi ( 8 Amp )

3300 Meadowbridge Rd
Richmond, Virginia

Randolph Apartments

2302 Carmine Street
Richmond, Virginia

Afton Avenue

1500 Harwood Street
Richmond, Virginia

Bainbridge

1500 Harwood Street
Richmond, Virginia

Fulton

2101 Creighton Road
Richmond, Virginia

Oscar E Stovall Place

1500 Harwood Street
Richmond, Virginia

Overlook and Mimosa

1500 Harwood Street
Richmond, Virginia

3900 Old Brook Circle

3900 Old Brook Circle
Richmond, Virginia

700 South Lombardy

700 South Lombardy Street
Richmond, Virginia

Low Income Housing Managed by Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Highland Park Senior Apartments

1221 E Brookland Park Blvd
Richmond, Virginia
$827
1 BR

Highland Grove

1132 Dove St
Richmond, Virginia

Church Hill North

1611 North 31st Street
Richmond, Virginia
Family & Senior
62+