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Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority

1700 New Hope Road
Waynesboro, Virginia 22980

Holiday Office Hours: Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 4th, 2020, Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Waynesboro, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Waynesboro.

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

Open Waynesboro 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.

Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority Website: http://www.wrha.org/.

Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority Phone: (540) 946-9230.

COVID-19 Update: As of June 30, 2020, a Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority representative has stated that the main office is closed to the public, and is open for appointments only. Masks are required to meet with staff, and temperatures will be taken before anyone can enter the staff area of the building.

Open Until Further Notice: Waynesboro, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority (WRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from July 1, 2020, until further notice. Applications were last accepted on August 29, 2019.

Waynesboro, VA is located about 95 miles northwest of Richmond, VA.

To apply during the opening period, call the WRHA main office at (540) 946-9230 to schedule an appointment. Applications will only be taken by appointment.

Original or certified copies of the following documentation is required: Birth certificates and Social Security Cards for all household members; and photo IDs for all adult (18+) household members.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live in the City of Waynesboro, Employed, Disabled. There may be additional preferences.

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

For more information, visit the WRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the WRHA, and The Daily Progress, as of June 30, 2020.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (540) 946-9230.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/01/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority (WRHA) Public Housing waiting list for 1-4 Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from July 1, 2020, until further notice. Applications were last accepted from 1994 until April, 2020.

Waynesboro, VA is located about 95 miles northwest of Richmond, VA.

To apply during the opening period, call the WRHA main office at (540) 946-9230 to schedule an appointment. Applications will only be taken by appointment.

Original or certified copies of the following documentation is required: Birth certificates and Social Security Cards for all household members; and photo IDs for all adult (18+) household members.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live in the City of Waynesboro, Employed, Disabled. There may be additional preferences.

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

For more information, visit the WRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the WRHA, and The Daily Progress, as of June 30, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Waynesboro, Virginia. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (540) 946-9230.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/01/2020.

About Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Holiday Office Hours: Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

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

Representatives of Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (540) 946-9230. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 368 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 302 9 17 3 20
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $452 $411 $420 $738 $422
Monthly Cost $136,495 $3,702 $7,138 $2,213 $8,436

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Waynesboro 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 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 and 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 and 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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Springdale Apartments

300 S Wayne Ave
Waynesboro, Virginia