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Select housing voucher waiting lists in Albemarle County are now open

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Waiting lists for Albemarle County’s Housing Choice, Treesdale three-bedroom, Crozet Meadows and Scottsville School Apartments voucher programs are now open.

These programs provide monthly rental subsidies to help families seek and obtain safe and affordable housing.

Due to the high demand for vouchers, the Albemarle County Department of Social Service’s Office of Housing moved to a lottery-based waiting list system in 2022. Once the application period closes, a fixed number of completed applications will be randomly selected and those applicants will be placed into available spots.

The voucher program is designed to assist eligible families with their housing needs.

Participants pay approximately 30 percent of their adjusted income towards rent with the Albemarle County Office of Housing paying the remaining balance through funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

After gaining waiting list admittance, ACOH ranks families, considering local preferences, which helps families in certain situations rise to the top of the waiting list.

These preferences include those that are:

  • experiencing homelessness and/or previously experienced homelessness
  • families who live, work, or have been hired to work in Albemarle County
  • current members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • veterans who were discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable
  • surviving spouses of veterans
  • families that include victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking
  • disabled persons or families with a disabled member

Applications will be accepted through Thursday, April 13.

For more information, visit albemarle.org

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.