About Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

The Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Coeburn, Virginia.

The Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves Wise County and Pound.

Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

This housing authority has 11 communities located throughout Wise County. For a complete listing please follow this link.

To apply for public housing, you can stop by their office to pick up an application, located at 
P.O. Box 630, 107 Litchfield St., NW, Coeburn, VA 24230, during normal office hours.

Once your application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: live/work in Wise, disabled, veteran, elderly, or family.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at www.wcrha.org, or by calling them during normal office hours at 276-395-6104.

Summary

  • What: Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Mail Application

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (WCRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. It opened in October 2014, and is open indefinitely.

 

There are two ways to apply:

 

  1. Download and print the pre-application 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, or call the office at (276) 395-6104.

Last Updated on 07/13/2017.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority manages 732 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 730 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $345 $393
Monthly Cost $251,947 $786

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 Operated by Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

101 Litchfield St NW
Litchfield Manor is a 57 unit low income housing apartment community in Coeburn.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
505 W Main St
Inman Village is a 176 unit low income housing apartment community in Appalachia.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
308 Poplar St
Monte Vista is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Appalachia.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
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Affordable Apartments near Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

17 Mountain View Cir
Dogwood Terrace Apartments is a 97 unit low income housing apartment community in Big Stone Gap.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
272 Don Whitehead Dr
Inman Village is a 88 unit low income housing apartment community in Appalachia.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
101 Laurel Rdg
Planning District I Development Corp. is a 10 unit low income housing apartment community in Big Stone Gap.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units