Application steps for Project Based Voucher programApplication steps for Project Based Voucher program

Project Based Vouchers (PBV)

A PBV is a housing choice voucher where the subsidy stays with the unit, not the individual voucher holder. Applicants must apply for specific communities and will then be placed on that community’s site-based waiting list managed by RRHA.

Application steps for Project Based Voucher program

Applying to the PBV waitlist

Three property-specific PBV waitlists will re-open on Monday, June 24, 2024 at 8:30 AM and close on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

  • Watermark Gardens, 55+ Senior Community
  • Blackwell Senior Cottages, 62+ Senior Community
  • Winchester Forest

RRHA manages an active waiting list due to high interest in the program. PBV applications are accepted year-round.

No applicant is entitled to be on a waiting list or in a specific position on a waiting list.

Step 1 – Applicant creates online account

Create an online account with our applicant portal. (If you already have an account, go ahead and log in!)

Step 2 – Applicant applies to be on the PBV waiting list

Once you have an applicant account, you may log in anytime to apply for property-specific waiting lists that best meet your family’s needs.

Step 3 – RRHA emails applicant about placement onto property-specific waiting list(s)

Once your application is received, RRHA will confirm your family composition fits the bedroom size of that specific development.

Accepted applicants are placed on the waiting list. Rejected applicants are notified via email.

If selected to be placed on the waiting list, RRHA is unable to determine or estimate wait time for housing assistance.

Step 4 – RRHA selects applicant to review eligibility for housing

Your place on the waiting list is based on the properties you selected and/or the date and time you applied. Once your name gets to the top of the waiting list, you will receive an email with instructions and a checklist of required documents. You must complete the eligibility packet and provide the documents by a specified deadline.

Once all documents and forms have been received, the Tenant Selection Office will verify background information. The whole process usually takes up to 90 days.

RRHA will review the waiting list application to be sure your family meets RRHA and HUD eligibility requirements, including:

  • Be a family unit as defined by HUD and RRHA.
  • Earn less than the HUD income limit for the family’s size. 
  • Be U.S. citizens or eligible immigrants.
  • Provide Social Security numbers for all members of the household.
  • Allow RRHA to collect and verify all family information.
  • Meet RRHA’s standards for acceptable current or past behavior for all family members.

Step 5 – RRHA refers applicant to development for final approval

RRHA Tenant Selection Office will complete a referral form and submit it to the PBV development for final approval.

Step 6 – Applicant moves in

After final approval, RRHA will notify the applicant of a tentative move-in date.

PBV Communities

Afton housing community

Afton Avenue Apartments

40 Units

Afton Avenue in South Richmond


Michaels Management

Phone: 804-486-6511

Office: 436 Calhoun Street, Room 116A, Richmond, VA 23220

Armstrong Renaissance Project-based Voucher Community

Armstrong Renaissance (1A, 1B, 2A, 2B)

1665 N. 31st Street Richmond, VA 23223

Bainbridge housing community

Bainbridge Apartments

18 Units

28th / Moody / Bainbridge


Michaels Management

Phone: 804-486-6511

Office: 436 Calhoun Street, Room 116A, Richmond, VA 23220

One of the Blackwell Senior Cottages

Blackwell Senior Cottages (62+)

Cary West Project-based Voucher Community

Cary West

2000-2021 West Cary Street Richmond, VA 23220

Fulton housing community

Fulton Apartments

64 Units

Government Road / Scher Road


Michaels Management

Phone: 804-486-6511

Office: 436 Calhoun Street, Room 116A, Richmond, VA 23220

Glenwood Ridge Apartments Project-based Voucher Community

Glenwood Ridge Apartments

3801 Glenwood Ave Richmond, VA 23223

Goodwyn at Union Project-based Voucher Community

Goodwyn at Union

2230 Venable Street Richmond, VA 23223

Kingsride Apartments

Kingsridge Apartments

390 Kingsridge Road Richmond, VA 23223

New Clay House II Project-based Voucher Community

New Clay House II

1125 W. Clay Street Richmond, VA 23220

Stovall housing community

Oscar E Stovall Apartments

30 Units

24th @ Bainbridge Street


Michaels Management

Phone: 804-486-6511

Office: 436 Calhoun Street, Room 116A, Richmond, VA 23220

Overlook housing community

Overlook & Mimosa Apartments

10 Units


Phone: 804-780-8800

Office: 1500 Harwood Street

Randolph housing community

Randolph Apartments

52 Units


Michaels Management

Phone: 804-486-6511

Office: 436 Calhoun Street, Room 116A, Richmond, VA 23220

Studios at South Richmond

Studios at South Richmond

5409 Hull Street Richmond, VA 23224

Entrance to Watermark Gardens Senior Community

Watermark Gardens (55+)

6050 Hendry Ave, N. Chesterfield, VA 23234


Excel Property Management

Phone: 804-500-2300

Winchester Forest

Winchester Forest

7310 Winchester Forest Boulevard, N. Chesterfield, VA 23237


Better Housing Coalition

Phone: 804-256-3068

Office: 7310 Winchester Forest Boulevard


Phone: 804-780-4200 RRHA Call Center


HCV Office:
600 E Broad Street Richmond, VA 23219

Hours of Operation
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 am–5 pm
Friday: 8:30 am–12:30 pm

Request Reasonable Accommodations

Complete the 504 form if you are an individual with a disability and you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the application process.