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Housing Choice Voucher Program
Housing Choice Voucher Program in Suburban Virginia
Housing Choice vouchers are rent subsidies formerly known as Section 8 vouchers.  Vouchers are funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are available in urban and suburban cities and counties.  They are for people with very low incomes, and priority is given to those living or working in the city or county, those with the lowest incomes, and those with disabilities or over age 62.  Within these groups, some areas set additional priorities.

There are so many people asking for rent subsidies that all localities have waiting lists.  Typically housing waitlists accept new applications once a year.  Once on the waiting list, it is the applicant's responsibility to notify the voucher office of any changes in address, status or family composition.  It can take two to five years (or more) to move to the top of a housing waitlist.  Applicants must then prove that they qualify.

To learn when your local housing waitlists are open, check your local newspaper, social service organizations and/or websites.

Local Housing Choice Voucher Offices

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority
18 Roth St.
Alexandria, VA  22314
Ph:  703-549-7115 ext. 246

Call to find out when the waitlist is accepting new applications.

Arlington County Department of Human Services
Economic Independence Division
2100 Washington Boulevard
Arlington, VA  22204
Ph:  703-228-1350
(click on Housing and and then, under Rental Assistance, on Housing Choice Voucher Program)
Call to find out when the waitlist is OPEN for new applications.

Arlington County residents are encouraged to apply for Arlington Housing Grants. 
(click on Housing and and then, under Rental Assistance, on Housing Grants Program)
Arlington County Housing Grant Applications

Clark County Winchester Office of Housing and Neighborhood Development
107-C N. East Lane
Winchester, VA  22601
Ph:  540-535-2886

Please contact the office to get more information on the City of Winchester's waiting list selection process.

Culpeper County Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board*
15361 Bradford Road
Culpeper, VA  22701
Ph:  540-825-3100 ext. 3421

* Rappahannock-Rapidan CSB clients residing in Fauquier County may choose to receive housing services through R-R CSB or through the Fauquier County office.

Fairfax County, Cities of Falls Church & Fairfax, & Town of Herndon
Department of Housing & Community Development
3700 Pender Dr., Ste. 100
Fairfax, VA  22030

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Fairfax County Rental Assistance Program.  Use the online application form at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rha/apply.htm.

Fauquier County; Fredericksburg City; and Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George and Caroline Counties
Central Virginia Housing Coalition
208 Hudgins Road
Fredericksburg, VA  22408

Please contact the office to get more information on the Fauquier County; Fredricksburg City; and Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George, and Caroline Counties waiting list selection process.

Loudoun County
Department of Family Services, Housing & Community Development
102 Heritage Way, NE, Ste. 103
Leesburg, VA  20176

Please contact the office to get more information on Loudoun County's waiting list selection process.

Manassas and Manassas Park
Department of Family Services
8955 Center St.
Manassas, VA  20110
703-361-8277 ext. 2327

To learn more about eligibility for the Housing Choice Voucher program in Manassas City and Manassas Park, please visit:

Prince William County
Office of Housing & Community Development
15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Ste. 112
Woodbridge, VA  22191-4217
Please visit the website or call the Office of Housing & Community Development to find out about the selection process and whether the waiting list is open.

Warren County
Shenandoah County Department of Social Services
600 North Main St., Ste. 108
Woodstock, VA  22664

Locate the Housing Choice Voucher program for Warren County through the Virginia Housing Development Authority, under "Voucher Rental Assistance".

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