Virginia Housing Development Authority is a Section 8 Agency in Richmond, Virginia.
There are 31 agencies that manage the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) in 64 of the 95 counties in the State of Virginia. A list of all participating agencies can be found here. Waiting list information for each agency can be found below.
The following agencies operate on behalf of Virginia Housing Development Authority:
|Bay Aging Housing||Gloucester County, Middlesex County, King William County, Essex County, Mathews County, King and Queen County|
|Buchanan County Board of Supervisors||Buchanan County|
|Campbell County Department of Social Services and Rental Assistance Office||Campbell County|
|Central Virginia Housing Coalition||King George County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Fauquier County, Fredericksburg City|
|Central Virginia Resource Corporation - Main||Hanover County, Chesterfield County, King William County, Caroline County, Henrico County, Richmond City, Louisa County, Amelia County, Charles City County, Fluvanna County, Goochland County, King and Queen County, New Kent County, Cumberland County, Powhatan County|
|Central Virginia Resource Corporation - Prince George||Colonial Heights City, Dinwiddie County, Petersburg City, Prince George County, Sussex County, Hopewell City|
|Clinch Valley Community Action||Tazewell County, Russell County|
|Dickenson Rental Assistance Office||Dickenson County|
|Fluvanna-Louisa County Housing Foundation||Louisa County, Fluvanna County|
|Hanover Community Services Board||Hanover County|
|Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services||Henrico County, Charles City County, New Kent County|
|Nelson County Community Development Foundation||Amherst County, Nelson County, Appomattox County|
|Pembroke Management, Inc - Craig and Giles||Craig County, Giles County|
|Pembroke Management, Inc - Floyd and Montgomery||Montgomery County, Floyd County|
|Pembroke Management, Inc - Pulaski||Pulaski County|
|Rockbridge Area Rental Assistance Office||Rockbridge County|
|Rooftop of Virginia Community Action Program||Grayson County, Carroll County|
|Step, Inc.||Bedford County, Franklin County|
More information about Virginia Housing Development Authority can be found on its website at http://www.vhda.com/Pages/Home.aspx#b.
As of the most recent VMS report, Virginia Housing Development Authority manages 8,746 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Standard||Homeownership||Tenant Protection||Ported Out||VASH||Non-Elderly Disabled|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$648||$462||$635||$1,017||$632||$730|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 9% having issued approximately 1,015 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 34 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,696 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% 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.
3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.
46% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.
58% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 55% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Virginia Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 46% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
43% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Virginia Housing Development Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $323 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $719. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $125.
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.