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.
WAIT LIST ANNOUNCEMENT
THE PUBLIC HOUSING WAIT LIST IS OPEN AS OF JULY 17, 2017.
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
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).
CRHA BOARD & COMMITTEE MEETING CHECK-IN DATES
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
The Housing Opportunities Program (HOP) provides loans to cover the difference between what a family income qualifies them to purchase and the sale price.
Our Down payment & Closing Costs Assistance Program assist low and moderate income households purchase homes by helping pay down payment and closing costs.
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.
LANDLORDS: Are 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.: