CRHA to open waiting list for federal housing vouchers

Do you or someone you know need assistance paying for where you live? The waiting list for federal vouchers issued by the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority will reopen on March 29 for a brief time, with the window closing on April 2. 

“The waitlist is electronic this year and it will be available at,” said John Sales, the executive director of the CRHA. “That’s on our website. It’s on our Facebook page. And it should be on the news in the next couple of days.”

The CRHA is authorized to issue up to 538 vouchers, which go to individuals to help make up the cost between what they can afford and the open market. Currently, 393 households receive the voucher, and Sales said he is hoping to add between 40 and 50 new ones. 

The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, but the city of Charlottesville pays $900,000 a year to cover the cost of additional rental assistance. Sales said in an email that 77 households are using that program. 

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