HCV Waiting List

Vouchers are issued to applicants from our waiting list. Applicants are ranked on the waiting list by local preference points. The waiting list is updated monthly. The HCV waiting list is currently closed and CRHA is not accepting applications at this time.

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If you have any changes in your information, please fill out this fillable form and submit in person, by fax at 757-523-1601 or mail to CRHA at 1468 S. Military Hwy Chesapeake, VA 23320. Please refer to this Preference Explanation for guidance. 

Correspondences were mailed out to all Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) applicants on February 4, 2022. The letter provided applicants with information on how to register with the applicant portal which will enable applicants to check their waitlist position online.
Please go to this website to register for MyHousing Applicant Portal: https://crhava.myhousing.com/Registration

Check your position on the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Waiting List:
Thank you for checking your Housing Choice Voucher application position with Chesapeake Redevelopment & Housing Authority. 
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions below if you have additional questions or concerns.


Question: Why does my number on the waitlist move up? For example, I just checked my number yesterday and it was 50 and now it is 59. Answer: Waitlist numbers fluctuate from time to time because applicants may update their application by adding a local preference, i.e., Disabled, Victim of Domestic Violence, Employed (6months), or Elderly. When an application is updated, the applicant’s position will change to give them a priority for housing assistance. In most cases, the fluctuation in numbers will not significantly affect your application or the time in which you are drawn from the waitlist.

Question: What information can I update using the Applicant Portal?
Answer: Applicants will be able to update mailing/email addresses, phone numbers, income information, select preferences and add/remove family member.

Question: How do I update my preferences?
Answer: Preferences must be submitted in person, mail, or fax. All preferences must have the change of information form attached and you must provide documentation for the preference you are claiming. Please find the change of information form here. Applicants will not be able to submit preferences on the Applicant Portal.

Question: My position on the waitlist is #6,452, how long will it take for me to receive a voucher?
Answer: The wait for rental assistance can take years, we based your position on the waitlist by preferences. The more preference points an applicant has, the higher the applicant’s place on the waiting list. Please refer this Preference Explanation for guidance.

Question: What does it mean when my application reaches the top of the waitlist?
Answer: When your application reaches the top of the waitlist, it simply means you are number 1 on the list and will be notified by mail only. Once vouchers become available, an eligibility packet will be mailed to you to determine your eligibility for the HCV program.

Question: How will I be notified when I’m selected from the waitlist?
Answer: All applicants selected from the waitlist will be mailed an eligibility packet to complete with CRHA; this packet will be mailed to the most recent address on file.

Question: When will CRHA be mailing more letters?
Answer: Update letters are mailed periodically to notify applicants and request applicants to report any changes in their information or if the applicant wishes to remain on the waitlist. There is not a specific date when letters are mailed. Please be reminded that update letters are mailed to the address that we currently have listed in the system, and it is important for you to provide to CRHA any updated changes in your mailing address by updating your information in the Applicant portal.

Question: I am homeless are there any resources you provide?
Answer: CRHA does not provide emergency housing. If you are experiencing a Housing Crisis, please contact The Housing Crisis hotline at 757.587.4202 or you may go on our website to download a copy of our Community Resource List at www.crhava.org