Notice to Prince George Applicants, Participating Families and Payees Regarding Prince George County's Voucher Rental Assistance Program
Effective July 1, 2008, the Central Virginia Resource Corporation (CVRC) will be administrating the Housing Choice Voucher Program on behalf of the Prince George County participants.
CVRC will be conducting housing quality standards inspections, annual/interim recertification of participant income and waiting list management. Please make note of the new contact information:
Central Virginia Resource Corporation
4009 Fitzhugh Avenue,
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: (804) 353-6503
Fax: (804) 358-5606
Contact: Judy Brooks
Thank you for your cooperation during this time of transition. Should you have questions, please contact Ms. Betty Ross at (804) 353-6503.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is intended to provide low-income families with decent, safe and sanitary housing at prices that they can afford. Generally, housing is considered affordable if the family does not have to spend more than a HUD-determined percentage of its adjusted gross income for gross shelter, i.e., rent and utilities.
If interested in applying for assistance, you may only apply when the waiting list is open. A public notice will be advertised once the application process resumes. An individual and/or family household income must not exceed 50% of AMI (area median income) limits. Household income limits are available upon request.
Current and Local Preferences
One or more of the following preferences must be met:
- Applicants living and/or working in Prince George
- Homelessness - the applicant must verify that they have been homeless for 3 months or longer by evidence from a local shelter and/or Social Services Agency.
- Domestic Violence Victim - the applicant has been a witness to or a victim of a crime in Virginia and needs protection according to a Virginia state or local law enforcement agency (verification from a local shelter, County Attorney'/s office, Dept. of Social Services and/or The James House).
- Handicapped/Elderly or Disabled - applicant must verify by documented sources.
Message to Landlords
Landlords and rental property managers are an asset to the community. They assist our program by providing decent, safe, affordable housing to families and individuals throughout Prince George County.
Everyone has the dream of being able to have a place to call "Home".
What is portability?
Portability is your right to rent a place to live outside of your initial housing agency's jurisdiction. The unit can be anywhere in the United States where there is a housing agency operating a Housing Choice Voucher Program.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) wants to broaden housing choices for families and assist you in paying your rent. To maximize your housing choices, HUD wants you to know about the portability of vouchers and to encourage you to seek housing opportunities in other areas.
Potential benefits of portability are:
- Relocation for job opportunities
- Selection of the best school districts
- Closer proximity to other family members
- Greater access to public services, shopping and/or child care providers.