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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