OPEN SOON: 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List will open on May 28, 2024 and close on May 31, 2024

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Last Updated: May, 15th 2024

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This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Hopewell, Virginia.

The Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) will accept Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments from May 28, 2024 at 10:00 am, until May 31, 2024 at 5:00 pm ET.

Please note: According to the HRHA "Waiting lists are subject to close earlier than May 31, 2024, if lists reach the maximum limit of 500 applicants."

This waiting list has the following preferences: 

  • Residency Preference – Families that live and /or work in Hopewell.
  • Working Families – Head of household or spouse or sole member is aged 62 or older or is a person with disabilities (Notice PIH 2011-33) or where the head of the household is the primary caregiver for a disabled household member. Minimum works hours 15 per week for non-elderly and non-disabled.
  • Veterans – Persons who were honorably discharged or under other than dishonorable conditions.
  • Olmstead Preference – Applicant families with disabilities who reside in institutions who are ready to leave the institution for community based living.
  • Domestic Violence - Victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking.
  • Elderly/Disabled - Head of Household, Spouse or Sole Member is aged 62 or older or is a person with disabilities.
  • Homelessness - Individuals with this preference will provide verification of status through an organization identified through the State or Local continuum of care.
  • Involuntarily Displaced - Involuntarily Displaced or about to be Involuntarily Displaced by government action, fire, natural disaster, domestic violence, to avoid reprisals, hate crimes or due to the inaccessibility of unit.
  • Involuntarily Displaced HRHA - Involuntarily displaced due to a real estate acquisition by HRHA.

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

To apply while the waitlist is open, complete the online application.

For more information, visit the HRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HRHA public notice on May 15, 2024.

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1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Application Methods

The application may be completed online at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/application/form.php.

1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Applicant Preferences

1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom has preferences for: Elderly, Displaced by Natural Disaster, Victims of Domestic Violence, Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Veterans, Working/Employed, Homeless, Displaced by Government Action, Disabled. Preferences are not required but Section 8 Project-Based Voucher applicants that meet these criteria will be moved up the waiting list.

Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority

1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is managed by Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 863 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

This housing agency serves Hopewell, Virginia.

What should I do after applying to the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list?

After applying, it's a good practice to keep a record of any application that you submit. This will help you keep track of your application, and is especially useful if you apply to multiple waiting lists. You can do this easily with a document on your computer or mobile device, and also with a notebook or piece of paper.

Make sure to write down your application or confirmation number with the application details. This number will be important to reference in the future. Once you have this information written, keep it stored in a place that's easy to access when you need it.

With this information safely stored, all you have left to do is wait to find out if you've been selected for the waiting list.

When will I know if I've been selected for the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list?

Depending on the area, it may take weeks or even months to know if you've been selected for the waiting list. Your wait for an announcement is usually the longest in areas with large populations and a high demand for housing assistance.

Check if the public notice states when the housing authority plans to announce the results, or how long it may take to review applications. Contact the housing authority if this information isn't available.

How do I know if I've been added to the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list?

Once all applications are reviewed, the housing authority will either contact everyone who has been placed on the waiting list, or message everyone who applied to check their results.

The housing authority will use the contact information you give in the application to reach you (usually by mail, email, or phone). For this reason, it is very important to put valid contact information on your application. Make sure you keep your contact information up to date, and that you respond quickly if any further action is required.

If you don't get contacted by the housing authority, it might mean that you were not chosen for the waiting list. Sometimes, housing authorities do not contact applicants who were not placed on the waiting list. Check with the housing authority for confirmation.

How can I check my status on the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list?

To check your status on the waiting list, you usually have to log into an online portal, call a phone number, or visit the office. Each housing authority has different ways for you to check your status.

Some housing authorities will give your spot on the waiting list, but others might only confirm that you're still on the waiting list. Make sure that you have your application or confirmation number with you when checking your status.

How long will it take to get to the top of the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list?

The wait to reach the top of this waiting list will be different for everyone.

This waiting list has at least one preference, so those who qualify will have a shorter wait than those who don't. After sorting preferences, applicants are placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received by the housing authority. So applying soon after the waiting list opens will give you a shorter wait than those who wait to apply after you.

If you are closer to the top of the waiting list, your wait may be just weeks or months long. But if you're closer to the end of the waiting list, it could take years to reach the top.

How do I update my application for the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list?

To update your waiting list application, you usually have to log into an online portal, call a phone number, or submit a form to the office. Each housing authority has different ways for you to update your application.

Make sure that you have your application or confirmation number with you when updating your application.

When can I apply for a Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list that is open soon?

You must wait to apply for a waiting list that is open soon until it opens on the date announced by the housing authority. The housing authority will not accept applications until this waiting list opens.

For the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list, how do I apply online?

To apply online, an electronic form must be submitted to the housing authority on the internet. Many online applications require an account to be created to log in, and also a valid email address.

How is a Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list sorted by date and time?

A waiting list sorted by date and time orders applicants who are selected for the waiting list by the date and time the housing authority receives the application. Those who apply earlier will generally be placed higher on the waiting list.

Who has a Section 8 voucher already?

If you are considering applying for a voucher, you may be interested to know who already has a voucher, and what the households tend to look like. Fortunately, we can provide some helpful statistics using HUD's 2023 Picture of Subsidized Households. The following data describes the economic and demographic characteristics of renters who have a Section or project-based voucher issued by Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

How many renters have a Section 8 voucher with Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority?

At the start of 2024, Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority was managing 611 Section 8 vouchers. Of the total number of vouchers managed, there were 550 households with a voucher. This represents 90% of the total voucher allotment for Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

According to HUD, there is a total of 1,394 people living in households with a Section 8 voucher issued by Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority, with the average number of people per household being 2.

How long did current Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 households wait for their voucher?

The 550 households with a Section 8 voucher at the start of 2024 waited on average 22 months to receive their voucher. Of those voucher-holding households, 55 got their voucher in the last year. This represents 10 percent of voucher holders with vouchers issued by Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Are there any Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 vouchers not issued to renters?

Though Section 8 voucher programs are over-subscribed across the nation with all programs having a waiting list, each month, each housing agency managing vouchers has vouchers that are not issued to renters. This can result from turnover in the program if someone with a voucher buys a home, sees an increase in their income, passes away, or otherwise discontinues the use of their voucher.

The time it takes to transfer voucher funding from one recipient to another can be many months. Managing the Section 8 waiting list, qualifying new voucher holders, and approving new homes or apartments takes time. In addition, in some areas, there is an extreme housing shortage or landlords may refuse to rent to persons using a Section 8 voucher to pay their rent. This results in longer than usual ramp-up times for new voucher holders.

The Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 HCV program that this waiting list covers had 90% of its vouchers utilized by households with 10% unutilized at the start of 2024. This means that 61 Section 8 vouchers out of a total of 611 were in processing at the time HUD reported the data.

How many Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 households have children?

Of the 550 Section 8 voucher-holding households with the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority, 312 have at least one child. There are 6 two-parent households in the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority voucher program, and 306 single-parent households. There were 293 households with children with a female head of household.

How much do Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 households earn?

The average annual household income for Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Voucher holders is $16,998 The average annual income per person is $6,975 The average voucher holder earns 19% of the local Area Median Income.

Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority voucher household annual income
Annual Income Range ($) Number of Households % of Vouchers
Less than $5,000 82 15%
$5,000 - $9,999 60 11%
$10,000 - $14,999 159 29%
$15,000 - $19,999 60 11%
$20,000+ 192 35%

What is the source of income for Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 households?

Of all voucher holders, 208 (34%) receive the majority of their income from wages and/or business. 18 (3%) voucher-holding households receive the majority of their income from welfare programs like TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance. 360 (59%) voucher-holding households derive the majority of their income from some other source (other than wage or welfare).

How much does a Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 voucher pay for tenants?

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program pays 70% of the cost of rent plus utilities for any household receiving the housing assistance.

For the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 program, the federal government is providing, on average, $781 per month to each household, for an average annual cost of $9,372. The program as a whole is paying landlords $429,550 per month, for an annual economic benefit to landlords of $5,154,600

How much does the average Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 tenant pay per month in rent?

HUD refers to the portion of rent paid by the Section 8 tenant as the Total Tenant Payment, or Family Expenditure.

For the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 HCV programs, the average family expenditure is $405 per month or $4,860 per year. The combined payment from all tenants in the program is $222,750 per month, which is $2,673,000 per year.

What is the average rent of a Section 8 apartment or home in the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority program?

The average total rent paid to Section 8 landlords is $1,186 per month which includes payment contributed by both tenant households and the federal government. This is a program-wide rent average across all bedroom size rentals.

What is the average utility cost paid by Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 renters?

The average cost of utilities for renters in this program is $184 per month. It is important to note this is not the actual cost renters will pay for utilities, but an estimate based on the energy cost estimates of the program.

What size are most Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 homes?

Of the 611 households with a Section 8 voucher, 121 (22%) live in a studio or one-bedroom unit, 159 (29%) rent a 2-bedroom rental home and 269 (49%) have a 3-bedroom or larger rental. 31% of Housing Choice Voucher recipients are overhoused with more bedrooms than people in the household.

What is the race and ethnicity of Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 households?

89% of Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 HCV program households have a minority head of household who is Black, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander; or of Hispanic ethnicity.

Racial/ethnic makeup of Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 tenants
Race Number of Households % of Households
Asian/Pacific Islander 0 0%
Black Non-Hispanic 467 85%
Native American/Alaskan 5 1%
White Non-Hispanic 60 11%
Black Hispanic 5 1%
White Hispanic 5 1%
Other Hispanic 5 1%

What are the ages of tenant heads of households in the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 HCV program?

Age Range of Head of Household Number of Households % of Households
Under 24 16 3%
25-50/td> 330 60%
51-61 99 18%
62-84 104 19%
85 or Older 5 1%