Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher are two separate programs that are administered at our Abingdon Office. Applications for both programs are available only in our office and may be picked up during normal business hours. Currently, we do not accept on-line applications.
Public Housing: ARHA owns & operates 28 apartments in the Town of Abingdon, VA. Participants accept an apartment in one of our complexes, sign a dwelling lease with us, and pay 30% of their adjusted gross income for rent.
Housing Choice Voucher is a program where applicants find apartments or houses owned by private landlords willing to rent under the program. A portion of your rent will be paid by the Housing Authority based on current federal regulations. Program participants will pay to the landlord between 30% to 40% of their annual gross income less applicable deductions for their portion of the rent.
Your name will be placed on the waiting list based on the date and time of application. Once your application nears the top of the waiting list, you will be contacted by a staff member.
All applicants must successfully complete the screening process (criminal background check, landlord, credit report, etc.) in order to be placed in a PHA or Housing Choice Voucher unit.