Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation

2424 Courthouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA

There are no open waiting lists offered by Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation. Go to the Virginia Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Virginia Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Mainstream Virginia Beach, Virginia Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation (VBHNP) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from October 12, 2020, until October 13, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: This wait list had the following eligibility requirements:

  • Household is a current participant in a Rapid Re-Housing program, or
  • Household is a current participant in a Permanent Supportive Housing program, or
  • Household is currently experiencing homelessness AND on the Coordinated Assessment list with an assessment score between 35-45 (for a single-person household) or between 54-68 (for families with minor children).

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the VBHNP website.

Sources: This information was verified by the VBHNP publics notice, as of October 11, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Last Updated on 10/29/2021.

Closed: Virginia Beach, Virginia Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation (VBHNP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

VBHNP last accepted Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list for one day only on November 9, 2021. 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:

  • Displacement (725 points)
  • Victims of Domestic Violence (480 points)
  • Insufficient Funding (240 points)
  • Homeless (100 points)
  • Elderly (62 or older) and/or Disability (70 points)
  • Residency (50 points)
  • Veteran (30 points)
  • Families with Children (25 points)
  • Working (20 points)

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

For more information, visit the VBHNP website.

Sources: This information was verified by the VBHNP public notice on October 26, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Last Updated on 05/16/2022.

About Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/.

About the Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation manages 2,017 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,659 93 14 92 150
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $781 $667 $1,017 $614 $731
Monthly Cost $1,296,101 $62,054 $14,236 $56,443 $109,617
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 12% having issued approximately 184 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 24 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 $15,609 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

51% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

85% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 78% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

14% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 49% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation voucher holders in 2016 was $423 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $930. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $158.

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.