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Our Mission Philosophy 

We are the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority. For more than 60 years, we have taken great pride in being the primary provider of "housing of first opportunity" in our community. As such, we continue to strive tirelessly and passionately to be a resident-centered organization committed to excellence in providing affordable quality housing, revitalizing communities, and promoting upward mobility and self-sufficiency through partnerships in the public and private sectors.  We subscribe to a Residents First! philosophy that is grounded on relationships that develop and thrive only when mutual respect, dignity and commitment is afforded one another. At CRHA, relationships matter.

In addition to creating opportunities for our residents to reach their potential through housing programs and resident services, we also create opportunities for our employees for professional growth and to contribute meaningfully to the workplace and the community. We foster a collaborative and respectful work environment where every team member plays a significant role in working together to further our mission.

376 units are managed for the exclusive use of low income families, seniors, and disabled individuals. Another 300 units of privately owned homes are available by the CRHA through the Housing Choice Voucher Program. For general information call (434) 326-4672.



Applications must be filled out Monday through Friday at CRHA's rental office located at 500 South First St.

Charlottesville, VA. 22902  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Applications must be signed and date stamped by CRHA's staff in order to be accepted.
Crescent Halls applications will only be accepted for Elderly and/or Disabled Applicants.

CRHA will announce the closing date 48 hours prior to closing

 Click here for the Public Housing Application.

NOTICE: THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER WAIT LIST is closed effective January 30th, 2017.

Approximately 2,000 people live in affordable homes while contributing about 30% of their income towards rent.

It is important for current applicants to keep their address and phone number up-to-date with CRHA. All changes/updates need to be submitted in writing either in person, by fax (434-971-4795) or mail (P.O. Box 1405, Charlottesville, VA 22902).

The Housing Authority has received a National Merit Award from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agency Officials (NAHRO).


SMOKE FREE COMMUNITY MEETING; February15 & 22, 2018 Westhaven Community Center @11:00am

REDEVELOPMENT MEETING: February 13 & 27, 2018 SFS Community Center @12:00pm

RESIDENT SERVICES MEETING: February 8, 2018 Westhaven @1:00pm

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: February 26, 2018 Council Chambers @6:00pm



CRHA MEDIA:                  CRHA Regular Meeting Video Archive

 Meeting Minutes - 2015


Date Meeting Minutes
01/14/15 Annual Plan Click Here
01/26/15 Regular Click Here
02/04/15 Budget Planning Click Here
02/23/15 Regular Click Here
03/23/15 Regular Click Here
 04/27/15  Regular  Click Here
 05/26/15  Regular  Click Here
 06/22/15  Regular  Click Here
 07/27/15  Annual Meeting  Click Here
 07/27/15  Regular  Click Here
 08/24/15  Regular  Click Here
 09/28/15  Regular  Click Here
 10/26/15  Regular  Click Here
 11/23/15  Regular  Click Here
 12/16/15  Regular  Click Here


 Meetings - 2016    
Date  MeetingType Packet/Agenda
 01/16/16  Special   Click Here 
 02/22/2016  Regular  Click Here
 03/08/2016  Special  Click Here
 04/23/2016  Regular  Click Here
 05/23/2016  Regular  Click Here
 06/27/16  Regular  Click Here
 10/18/16  Special  Click Here

Board Minutes - 2014

Board Minutes - 2013

Board Minutes - 2012

Board Minutes - 2011

Board Minutes - 2010

Board Minutes - 2009

Board Minutes - 2008


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The Housing Opportunities Program (HOP) provides loans to cover the difference between what a family income qualifies them to purchase and the sale price.

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Our Down payment & Closing Costs Assistance Program assist low and moderate income households purchase homes by helping pay down payment and closing costs.

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The Housing Choice Voucher Home Ownership Program provides assistance services to low to moderate income eligible families who currently have Housing Choice vouchers. *This program is currently closed to new applicants.


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LANDLORDSAre you interested in securing a guaranteed monthly rental payment? If you would like more information or would like to be included on the Affordable Housing List please call the Housing Choice Voucher office at 434-326-4672 or e-mail.:

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