Housing Choice Voucher Program
Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority provides financial assistance to eligible families who meet the requirements to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. This program provides these eligible families financial assistance that can be used for paying rent and utilities. Participants are able to seek safe, decent and affordable housing of their choice such as a house, townhouse or an apartment in the private sector.
During the application process, PRHA will collect information on family income, assets and family composition (family size, special needs, etc.). PRHA will verify information given by the family with the appropriate agency, employers and banks and will use the information to determine program eligibility and the amount of rental assistance given.
If PRHA determines that a family is eligible, the Housing Authority will put that family’s name on a waiting list due to high interest in the program. Once a family’s name is reached on the waiting list, PRHA will contact them and a Housing Choice Voucher will be issued.
If you are interested in porting your voucher to our jurisdiction you must first contact your current administrator of your housing choice voucher and inform them you would like to have your voucher ported to Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Mail documents to PRHA 128 S. Sycamore St. Petersburg, VA 23804 or fax to the Leasing Department at 804-733-2238. Currently we are billing.