This program is a federally funded rent-subsidy program that provides ongoing rental assistance to qualified lower-income families or individuals.
Participants lease privately owned single-family homes, town homes, apartments, and manufactured homes. Eligible families or individuals must complete a preliminary application to be placed on the waiting list for assistance. At this time, our Section 8 waiting list is closed. Time and date for waiting list openings will be posted in local media outlets. If you have a voucher and want to move to James City County please see the list of apartment complexes that accept Section 8 and contact Carrie Daniels at 757-259-5350.
Apartments that Accept Section 8
Landlords and property managers who lease more than four units are not allowed to refuse prospective tenants solely because they participate in a voucher subsidy program. This provision falls under the Virginia Fair Housing Act. You can find complete information regarding the Virginia Fair Housing Act here.
The Housing Office offers the opportunity for voucher participants to enroll in the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program. If you are porting your voucher from another agency and are currently participating in an FSS program, please contact our FSS Coordinator, Chrissy Kayanan at 757-259-5391.
In addition to the traditional Housing Choice Voucher program, commonly referred to as Section 8, the Housing Office also has the following additional voucher programs.
Mainstream vouchers assist non-elderly persons with disabilities, who are participating in a rapid rehousing program, living in permanent supportive housing, or exiting an institution. Aside from serving a special population, Mainstream vouchers are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers.
The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA Medical centers (VAMCs), community-based outreach clinics (CBOCs), through VA contractors, or through other VA designated entities.
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) has created a State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) to serve individuals with developmental disabilities in the Settlement Agreement population who want to live in their own housing. The program is designed to provide rental assistance to single person families that meet the program eligibility criteria so they have the means to lease private market rental housing that meets their needs. Individuals will have the opportunity to choose where they live, with whom they live, and who supports them. Services and supports will be provided through sources separate from their housing, including Medicaid Waiver-funded home and community based services, natural supports, privately paid supports, and other community resources.
Local Housing Subsidy Program
The primary goal of the Local Housing Subsidy Pilot Program (LHSP) is to provide financial housing subsidies and Housing Counseling services to households in James City County who earn between 50% and 120% of the area median income. The target population for preference will focus on those families who earn between 50% to 80% of the area median income.