Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Section 8 Waiting Lists in Virginia

As of April 5th 2020, there are 5 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in Virginia.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

There are 5 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in Virginia that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

There are 64 housing authorities in Virginia which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.

Waiting List Closed Date
Russell and Tazewell County, VA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on March 24th, 2020
Chesapeake, VA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on January 30th, 2020
Lynchburg, Virginia Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on December 18th, 2019
Norfolk, VA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on October 30th, 2019
Winchester, VA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on October 29th, 2019
Waynesboro, VA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 29th, 2019
Roanoke, VA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on February 7th, 2019
City and County of Fairfax, VA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on February 4th, 2019
Dickenson County, VA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on December 4th, 2018
Pittsylvania County, and Danville, VA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on October 15th, 2018
Shenandoah, Page and Warren County, Virginia Closed on July 18th, 2018
Petersburg, Virginia Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on May 21st, 2018
Newport News, Virginia Closed on February 27th, 2018