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Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP)

Tenant-based HCVP Waitlist Opens 10/12-16

The Tenant-based Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list will be open Monday, October 12, 2020 at 8:30 pm through Friday, October 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Please create a RENT Cafe account (free) now via the Applicant Portal so that you can easily apply once the list opens.

Assisted Housing Programs

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), formerly known as Section 8, receives federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program to qualified low-income persons and families.

RRHA’s HCVP program services the Richmond Metropolitan area which includes the City of Richmond, Hanover County (Ashland), Henrico County, and Chesterfield County.

Under the rental voucher program, the family is generally required to pay approximately 30% of adjusted monthly income toward rent and utilities.

Housing assistance payments are based on the affordability of the individual/family (family income, family size, income deductions, utility responsibility, and the requested contract rent). Additional rent reasonableness tools are available under leasing.

Project-based Vouchers (“PBV”)

The Project-based Voucher Program (with community partners) allows low-income families to live in specific properties with subsidized rents. Applicants must apply for specific communities and will then be placed on that community’s site-based waiting list managed by RRHA.

Residents who have been in the PBV Program for at least one year in good standing may be eligible for the Tenant-Based Voucher Program—which broaden their housing options.

Tenant-based Vouchers

The Tenant-based Voucher Program (with private landlords) allows low-income families to live in privately owned homes of their choice by subsidizing a portion of their rent.

This program gives families the flexibility to choose their own, safe apartments at an affordable cost to them. Voucher holders are responsible for finding an apartment that accepts Housing Choice Vouchers in the private market.


HCVP Office:
918 Chamberlayne Parkway Richmond, VA 23220

Hours of Operation:
Monday through 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.

You can achieve economic independence

Upon successful completion of the The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program, participants receive an interest-bearing escrow (savings) account.

This program is available to public housing residents or Housing Choice Voucher program participants.

Learn more
Thyraellis Howard, RRHA FSS Program Graduate