NRHA Housing Choice Voucher Program Receives Highest HUD Rating

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Kelly R. Williams

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Wed, 10/06/2010

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) received a high performer rating from the U.S .Department of Housing and Urban Development for administration of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.
The HCV program provides lower-income households access to private rental housing from qualified landlords. Currently, NRHA maintains 3,759 vouchers with over 800 participating landlords. The HCV waiting list was opened this year for the first time since 2006 and almost 10,000 applications were received.
On October 4, NRHA received notice from HUD of a final score of 145 points out of a possible 145 points (100%).
Performance is assessed in key areas such as reasonable rent, determination of adjusted income, utility allowance schedule, payment standards, lease-up rate, property inspections, vacant unit turn-time and economic self-sufficiency training.

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Founded in 1940, NRHA is a national leader in community revitalization and fostering sustainable mixed-income communities. As the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia, NRHA plays a key role in making Norfolk the city of choice to build, work, live and play.

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