Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority

2624 Salem Turnpike NW
Roanoke, Virginia 24017

Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Roanoke, Virginia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Public Housing Homeownership, and Family Self-sufficiency programs. As of November 18th, 2019, Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Roanoke.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Roanoke, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least February 1, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Select the application link for a community with an open waiting list that's listed under the header stating, "The following sites are accepting applications."

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to the RRHA via the instructions stated on the website above.

For more information, visit the RRHA Apply for Public Housing page, or 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 (540) 983-9281.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/27/2019.

Other Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Roanoke, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in February, 2019; and before that for three days in February 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly; Disabled; Involuntarily displaced by owner action, government action, or natural disaster.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the RRHA Section 8 page here.

Last Updated on 04/07/2019.

About Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (540) 983-9283. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:30am to 5:00pm ET.

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 02/05/2019, Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

For more information visit the Section 8 page of the RRHA website here.

Public Housing Program

For more information visit the Public Housing page of the RRHA website here.

Homeownership Voucher Program

For more information visit the Homeownership page of the RRHA website here.

 

Public Housing Homeownership Program

For more information visit the Homeownership page of the RRHA website here.

Family Self-sufficiency Program

For more information visit the Family Self-Sufficiency page of the RRHA website here.


About the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 1,757 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
Vouchers 1,518 10 48 33 35 100
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $525 $361 $725 $486 $852 $389
Monthly Cost $797,051 $3,610 $34,795 $16,054 $29,810 $38,857

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Roanoke 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 14% having issued approximately 145 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 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 $13,041 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% 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 67% 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, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

72% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 68% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 42% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $316 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $583. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $182.



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 Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Melrose Towers

3038 Melrose Ave NW
Roanoke, VA
$438-677
Studio-2 BR
62+
Accessible

Morningside Manor

1020 13th St SE
Roanoke, VA
$438-534
Studio-1 BR
55+
62+
Accessible

Hunt Manor

802 Hunt Ave NW
Roanoke, VA
$534-1,178
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

Lansdowne Park

2624 Salem Turnpike NW
Roanoke, VA
$534-1,025
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

The Villages at Lincoln

1801 Dunbar St NW
Roanoke, VA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Jamestown Place

1533 Pike Lane SE
Roanoke, VA
$534-1,178
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

Indian Rock Village

2034 Indian Rock Village Lane SE
Roanoke, VA
1 BR

Scattered Sites

2018 Bunche Dr NW
Roanoke, VA
$550-777
1-4 BR

Bluestone Park

2617 Bluestone Ave NE
Roanoke, VA
$534-1,178
1-5 BR
Family & Senior