About Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority

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

The Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority serves Wytheville.

Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

This housing authority has 110 units ranging from 1-5 bedrooms, located throughout Wytheville.

To apply for public housing you must complete an online application, you can find the link here.

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number, please write this number down or print it out for future reference.

This housing authority does have a preference that may improve your spot on the waiting list as; living/working in Wythe County, elderly, and disabled.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at www.thewrha.com. They can also be reached with any questions, or to check your progression on the waiting list by calling 276-228-6515 or 866-530-6651, Monday-Thursday, 8am-4:30pm, and Friday from 8am-1pm.

Summary

  • What: Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Persons with Disabilities.

  • 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.

Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Wytheville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (VA) has opened the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program; no closing date has been identified.

Applications are being accepted online only at http://www.thewrha.com/files/WythevilleRHA-WebLink.htm

Preferences and how the list will be chosen are not known at this time.

Last Updated on 07/22/2015.


About the Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority manages 117 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 117
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $328
Monthly Cost $38,324

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Wytheville Redev. & 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 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 46 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $11,476 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 58% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% 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 76% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% 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.

47% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

25% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 24% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 39% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 43% 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 Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $322 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $437. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $152.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Wytheville Redev. & Housing Authority

2355 N 4th St
Northwinds is a 144 unit low income housing apartment community in Wytheville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
350 E Lexington St
Wytheville is a 10 unit low income housing apartment community in Wytheville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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1050 W. Washington Street
Westwood Apartments is a 72 unit low income housing apartment community in Wytheville.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Wytheville.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing