224 Ballard Street, P.O. Box 532
Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone: (757) 890-3885 Division EMAIL
The Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program (Section 8) was created by the U.S. Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. This Act enabled the transition from locally owned Public Housing to the use of privately owned housing as the primary Federal Housing Program. Federal funds for these programs are channeled to localities by the Commonwealth of Virginia through the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA).
These programs involve administration of the York County contracts for HUD/VHDA rental assistance for eligible very low income citizens. People who qualify under these programs generally pay no more than 40% of their adjusted gross income in rent. The remaining rent payments are issued directly by VHDA to owners following the receipt of Housing Division submissions.