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Public Housing



Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. CRHA determines your eligibility based on:
1) annual gross income;
2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and
3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.

If you are eligible, CRHA will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. CRHA will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants.

Individuals and families who meet the eligibility requirements will be subject to a background check.  Evidence of a history of habits or conduct that may be detrimental to the property or effect the peaceful enjoyment of the property by other tenants may result in a denial of tenancy.    

CRHA operates 467 units of public housing providing affordable housing for the city's low-income residents. We are committed to providing and maintaining affordable, safe, decent and sanitary housing for qualified individuals and families.
Applicant families must be income eligible according to the table below.
FY2021 Income Limit Area: Virginia Beach - Norfolk - Newport News including Chesapeake, VA
Median Income
FY2021 Income
Limit Category
1 Person
2 Person
3 Person
4 Person
5 Person
6 Person
7 Person
8 Person
 $84,500  Very Low 50%
Extremely Low 30%
Low 80%
  • felony conviction for manufacturing or producing methamphetamine on the premises of federally assisted housing
  • any household member is currently engaging in illegal use of a drug
  • any member of the household is subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a State sex offender registration program