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APPLY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING

Who is eligible for Public Housing?

Public housing is available only to low-income families and individuals. Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority determines eligibility based on (1) annual gross income; (2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and (3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. If you are eligible, the authority will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. The authority will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the public housing community's environment.

The authority uses income limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Virginia HUD office). HUD sets the lower-income limit at 80% and very-low-income-limit at 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which you choose to live. Income limits vary from area to area so you may be eligible at one housing authority but no another. The authority can provide you with the income levels for the city of Richmond and family size.

Interested in applying for public housing?

Visit RRHA at 918 Chamberlayne Parkway, Richmond Virginia 23220. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Or write RRHA:
Attention: Tenant Selection
P.O. Box 26887 - Richmond, Virginia 23261-6887l

Or call RRHA:
(804) 780-4908
TDD - Dial 711

Or download and print the application form.
Completed forms can be mailed to RRHA: Tenant Selection, P.O. Box 26887, Richmond, Virginia 23261-68871.