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Posted on: July 12, 2018

VHDA and Shenandoah County DSS Opening Waiting List to Accept Housing Choice Voucher Applications

The Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services will open the Housing  Choice Voucher Waiting List on July 18, 2018, for Shenandoah, Page and Warren counties.  The program will take applications online from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

VHDA is one of 38 public housing agencies across the state that administers the federal Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program.  VHDA manages more than 9,600 vouchers statewide, primarily in areas that do not have a public housing agency.  VHDA works with a network of 31 local agencies to run the day-to-day operations of the program.  Each agency maintains a waiting list for the HDV Program which covers a specific geographic area and each agency has a local residency preference.  Local preferences are used to rank applicants on the waiting list.

Shenandoah's waiting list area covers Shenandoah, Page and Warren counties.  Although, anyone can apply to the waiting list, applicants who live, work or are hired to work in Shenandoah, Page or Warren will be ranked higher on the waiting list than those who are outside the three counties.

The online application allows applicants to apply at their convenience from any laptop or desktop computer with internet access during the time period that applications are accepted.  The online application is not compatible with any may generate an error message if completed from a smartphone, iPhone, iPad, tablet, or other mobile device.

Applicants will be able to apply beginning at 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on July 18th. The website to apply is

Applicants will receive a confirmation number once their application is submitted.  Anyone can apply on behalf of another applicant.

Applications will not be taken by phone, mail or in person.  If the applicant is a person with a disability and they require an accommodation in order to apply, please contact the Shenandoah staff for an appointment during the opening time period.

For more information about the application process, please contact Shenandoah DSS at 540-459-6931 for assistance.



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