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Our Programs

Public Housing

Public Housing - waiting list CLOSED

LRHA owns and operates four public housing locations with a total of 328 units. Each unit is maintained by a full-time 24-hour call maintenance staff.

 

Section 8

Housing Choice Voucher Tenant Based Program (Section 8) - waiting list CLOSED

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a rental assistance program that has seen great success. 

 

  Public Housing

Housing Choice Voucher Project Based Program – some waiting lists are OPEN

The Housing Choice Voucher Project Based Program is a rental assistance where the assistance is tied to the unit. 

Go to “Apply for Housing” if are interested in applying to a Project Based program waiting list.

                                        ANNOUNCEMENT: LRHA will open the Jefferson House waiting list on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2023 for a period of 6 months.

                                        Instructions for applying can be found HERE.

                                        If you are already an applicant on one or more of LRHA’s waiting lists, instructions for updating your application and adding

                                        Jefferson House can be found HERE

  Rental Rehabilitation Program

 Rental Rehabilitation Program

This program presents an opportunity for LRHA to help owner's of rental properties improve the standard of their residence through grant opportunities. 

 

Existing Applicants to Public Housing and/or the Section 8 Voucher Program

IF ARE YOU STILL INTERESTED IN STAYING ON THE SECTION 8 VOUCHER PROGRAM WAITING LIST, YOU MUST UPDATE YOUR APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 20, 2022.

Important information on the update: CLICK HERE FOR AN IMPORTANT NOTICE ON WAIT LIST UPDATE

If you are an existing applicant to Public Housing and/or the Section 8 Voucher Program you must keep your household and contact information up to date.

To update your application, please go to LRHA’s waiting list portal at  https://lynchburgva.housingmanager.com/

For assistance on how to update your application: CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON UPDATING YOUR APPLICATION 

 

Public Housing - waiting list CLOSED

Click on the following link to EDIT your current application, make a change to your income, family size, etc: https://lynchburgva.housingmanager.com

Email us at: applications@lynchburghousing.org for ALL waiting list inquiries

Project Based Voucher @ Jefferson House Apartments - waiting list OPEN

Click on the following link to EDIT your current application, make a change to your income, family size, etc: https://lynchburgva.housingmanager.com

Email us at: applications@lynchburghousing.org for ALL waiting list inquiries

Project Based Voucher @ Oak Park Apts in Salem, VA - waiting list OPEN

Click on the following link for a pre-application for the Oak Park  program: https://lynchburgva.housingmanager.com

Click on the following link to EDIT your current application, make a change to your income, family size, etc: https://lynchburgva.housingmanager.com

Email us at: applications@lynchburghousing.org for ALL waiting list inquiries
 

Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) - waiting list CLOSED

Click on the following link to EDIT your current application, make a change to your income, family size, etc: https://lynchburgva.housingmanager.com

Email us at: applications@lynchburghousing.org for ALL waiting list inquiries

The Housing Authority posts all public notices, meeting notices and special events here.

1) Click HERE for the information on the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

2) Click HERE for the "Property and Unit Inspections Information"

3) Click HERE for the "Notice to ALL Residents in our Public Housing Properties" - 4.29.2021

4) Click HERE for a PDF version of the newspaper ad for Landscaping Maintenance/Snow Removal Services.

5) Click HERE a Notice of Public Hearing (7.27.2022)

6) Click HERE for a PDF of the Administration Plan changes that are posted for public review

7) Click HERE for a PDF version of the ad for the Public Hearing for the PHA Annual Plan for 2023.

8) Click HERE for a PDF version of the ad for the Pest Control Treatment Services

9) Click HERE for a PDF of 2023 Rent Increase instructions.

10) Click HERE for a PDF of the ad for "Small Task Order Unit Building Maintenance Services"

11) Click HERE for ad for PH Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy

12) Click HERE for a PDF of the Flat Rent Schedule for 2023

13) Click HERE for a PDF for FY2023 Budget- Draft

14) Click HERE for a DRAFT of the LRHA ACOP

15) Click HERE for a PDF of the December 15, 2022 Board Meeting Agenda.

 

 

 

 

Agency\Annual Plans

The Board has approved the 2022 Administration Plan -  Click HERE for a PDF

The Administration Plan changes are posted for public review -  Click HERE for a PDF

Any comments can be sent via email to Mary Mayrose (mmayrose@lynchburghousing.org)

 

 

 

 

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The HCV waiting list is currently CLOSED.

Click on the following link to EDIT your current application, make a change to your income, family size, etc: https://lynchburgva.housingmanager.com

All waiting list inquiries should be made via email: applications@lynchburghousing.org

IF RETURNING ELIGIBILITY PACKETS THEN PLEASE NOTE :

  • All HCV/Section 8 applicants must return the following with their completed packets:
    • Copy of a current ID
    • Copy of Birth Certificate
    • Copy of Social Security Card for all household members
    • Signed Declaration of Section 214 Status
  • If applicants do not have access to a copy machine, they can bring the documents to the 918 Commerce Street office between 8AM-430PM, Monday thru Friday and we will make a copy for you.

HCV Program Basics

The purpose of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is to provide rental assistance to eligible familiesThe rules and regulations of the HCV program are determined by the US. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and LRHA is afforded choices in the operation of thprogram which arincluded in the LRHA’S administrative plan, a document approved by thboard ocommissioners.

The Housing Choice Voucher program is just that, it allows the eligible families the mobility to search for homes of their choice using their voucher. The search can be anywhere in a 25 mile radius of city centre and, after one year, the family is eligible to move under portability to another Housing Authority's jurisdiction.

When funding iavailable, and the LRHA issues the famila housing voucher; and when thfamily finds a suitable housing unit, the LRHA will enter into a contract with thowner and the familwill enter into a lease with thLRHA. Each partmakes their respectivpayment tthe owner so that the owner receives full rent.

Even though the family is determined to be eligible for thprogramthe owner has the responsibilitof approvinthe familas a suitable renterThe LRHA continues to make payments to the owner as lonas the familis eligible and the housinunit continueto qualifundethe program.

The HCV Partnerships

To administer thHCV programthe LRHA enterinto a contractuarelationship with HUD (Consolidated Annual Contributions Contract). The LRHA also enters into contractual relationships with the assisted family and the owner or landlord of the housing unitFor the HCV program to work and be successfulalparties involved - HUD, the LRHAthe ownerand thfamil- have important roles to playThe roles and responsibilities of all parties ardefined in federal regulations and in legal documents that parties execute to participatin the program.

Helpful Links for HCV Voucher Recipients

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/FairHousing

https://www.hud.gov/fairhousing

2022 Utility Allowance Update

2023 Fair Market Rent & Payment Standards

2021 Reasonable Accommodation Policy