About Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority

The Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Waynesboro, Virginia.

Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority has 188 units in seven communities, located throughout Waynesboro.

To apply for public housing you must go to the office on Tuesday and Wednesday, between the hours of 9am-11am and 1pm-4pm.  Be sure to bring these originals with you: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members. Also, all adult household members must be present when applying for public housing.
The office is located at: 1700 New Hope Rd., Waynesboro, VA.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: living/working in Waynesboro, and employed.

More information can be found by visiting their website at www.wrha.org. The housing authority can also be reached with any questions you may have by callin 540-946-9230, during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed


About the Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority manages 423 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 336 12 27 2 19
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $442 $384 $426 $832 $401
Monthly Cost $148,559 $4,611 $11,496 $1,664 $7,613

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Waynesboro Redevelopment & 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 16% having issued approximately 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $13,757 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 59% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% 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 65% 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, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

39% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

35% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 31% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 48% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 51% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 37% 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 Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $352 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $539. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $156.



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.