Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

107 Litchfield Street Northwest
Coeburn, Wise County, Virginia 24230

Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 8th, 2022, Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Wise County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Wise County, Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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

The Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (WCRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The WCRHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from October 9, 2014, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the application available online here.
  2. Pick up a pre-application at the WCRHA office, located at 107 Litchfield Street NW, Coeburn, VA 24230.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed to:

PO Box 630
107 Litchfield Street NW
Coeburn, Virginia 24230

Copies of the following documentation is required of all members of the household: Picture ID (if 18+), birth certificate, Social Security Card, DD 214 (if a veteran), income verification (if applicable).

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, disabled, reside in Wise County, veteran, homeless.

For more information, visit the WCRHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Wise County, Virginia.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (276) 395-6104.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/24/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

The Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (WCRHA) waiting list for Public Housing Apartments is currently open.

The WCRHA is accepting applications for this waiting list as of May, 2015, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the application available online here.
  2. Pick up a pre-application at the WCRHA office, located at 107 Litchfield Street NW, Coeburn, VA 24230.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed to:

PO Box 630
107 Litchfield Street NW
Coeburn, Virginia 24230

Copies of the following documentation is required of all members of the household: Picture ID (if 18+), birth certificate, Social Security Card, DD 214 (if a veteran), income verification (if applicable).

For more information, visit the WCRHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (276) 395-6104.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/24/2022.

About Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority may be available by phone at (276) 395-6104. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/08/2022, it is not known if Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 646 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 638 8
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $398 $1,523
Monthly Cost $254,037 $12,186

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Wise County 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 27% having issued approximately 27 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 4 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $9,145 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% of households had wages as a major source of income, 9% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

10% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

53% of households included children, 17% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

3% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 91% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

52% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 13% with 3 or more bedrooms. 4% 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 Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $297 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $452. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $161.



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 Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Litchfield Manor

101 Litchfield St NW
Coeburn, Virginia

Appalachian Towers

505 W Main St
Appalachia, Virginia

Monte Vista

308 Poplar St
Appalachia, Virginia

Low Income Housing Managed by Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Inman Village

272 Don Whitehead Dr
Appalachia, Virginia
Subsidized