Albemarle County opens up waiting list for housing vouchers

Community members who would like to apply for a chance to receive a housing voucher offered by Albemarle County’s Department of Social Services have until next Thursday to do so. Waiting lists are open for housing choices vouchers, Treesdale Park, Crozet Meadows, and Scottsville School Apartments. 

“Once the application period closes, a fixed number of completed applications will be randomly selected and those applicants will be placed into available spots,” reads a press release that was sent out this afternoon. 

Under the voucher program, households pay 30 percent of their income toward their rent and the government pays the rest, due to funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Once on the list, those who meet certain criteria may be moved closer to the top. 

They include: 

  • Those experiencing homelessness and/or previously experienced homelessness
  • Families who live, work, or have been hired to work in Albemarle County 
  • Current members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans who were discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable, or surviving spouses of veterans
  • Families that include victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking
  • Disabled persons or families with a disabled member.

Applications must be filled out online on the Albemarle County Office of Housing’s portal. (access the portal)

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