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The Public Housing waiting list is CLOSED until further notice.

If you need to EDIT your current application you can do so at the following link:

Please call (434) 485-7200 if you have any questions.


The Authority owns, and operates, 328 units of public housing at four locations within the city of Lynchburg:

Dearington Apartments located on Chambers Street with 100 units built in 1959-1960
Birchwood Apartments located on Hill Street with 103 units built in 1973-1974
Langview Apartments located on Yorktown Avenue with 50 units built in 1982-1983
Brookside Apartments located on Forest Brook Road with 75 units built in 1982-1983

Units range in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms (BR) and the complexes are maintained by a full-time, 24-hour, on-call maintenance staff.

Eligibility for participation in the Authority Public Housing Program is limited by income. Extremely low income families are those with an annual income at or below 30% of the median area income. Income limits are adjusted annually based on data supplied by HUD. Applications are processed by the Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (LRHA) staff in accordance with HUD regulations and Authority policy. The application process includes: an application, a credit report and a landlord reference questionnaire. In addition, a criminal background check obtained from local law enforcement officials is a requirement. 

We do business in accordance with Fair Housing Laws.

HUD issued the smoke-free rule on November 30, 2016. The rule required all public housing to have a smoke-free policy effective July 31 2018. The smoke-free policy prohibits smoking in all indoor areas, including dwelling units, and within 25 feet of all indoor areas. For more information on this law, please click HERE

Please call (434) 485-7200 if you have any questions.