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: firstname.lastname@example.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 families. The 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 the program which are included in the LRHA’S administrative plan, a document approved by the board of commissioners.
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 is available, and the LRHA issues the family a housing voucher; and when the family finds a suitable housing unit, the LRHA will enter into a contract with the owner and the family will enter into a lease with the LRHA. Each party makes their respective payment to the owner so that the owner receives full rent.
Even though the family is determined to be eligible for the program, the owner has the responsibility of approving the family as a suitable renter. The LRHA continues to make payments to the owner as long as the family is eligible and the housing unit continues to qualify under the program.
The HCV Partnerships
To administer the HCV program, the LRHA enters into a contractual relationship 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 unit. For the HCV program to work and be successful, all parties involved - HUD, the LRHA, the owner, and the family - have important roles to play. The roles and responsibilities of all parties are defined in federal regulations and in legal documents that parties execute to participate in the program.
Helpful Links for HCV Voucher Recipients