The Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, also known as Section 8, assists eligible low-income families with their rent. Participants choose housing to rent in the open market, and pay a portion of the rent. HRHA subsidizes the difference in direct monthly payments to the owner.

  • Administered locally
    • Serves the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County
    • Builds partnerships with private landlords
    • Federally funded by HUD
  • Expands affordable rental choices
    • Access to decent, safe, quality living conditions
    • Tenant rent portion based on income
    • Eligibility depends on income

HRHA has 958 vouchers. Some are designated for specific populations including homeless veterans, disabled persons, and families participating in unification programs.

Use this tool to determine if the rent will be affordable. Affordable rent is one of several conditions necessary for HRHA approval of the lease/tenancy. Rent must also be comparable, lease must be approved, and unit must meet housing quality standards.

How To Apply:

For questions or assistance with the application, contact Sandra Lowther at (540) 615-5557.

Note: preferences impact the waitlist order more than the date and time of application. Learn more about preferences here.

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