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Public Housing Program

CRHA's Public Housing Program

CRHA receives funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other sources to manage and operate seven public housing communities in Charlottesville. CRHA’s public housing program is committed to excellence in providing decent and safe rental housing for all eligible low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities.  

CRHA’s seven public housing communities include Westhaven, Crescent Halls, South First Street, Sixth Street, Michie Drive, Riverside Drive, and Madison Avenue. Additionally, CRHA owns five “scattered” single-family homes that operate as public housing units.

CRHA owns and manages 376 units of public housing in the City of Charlottesville. 

Applications for Crescent Halls and Public Housing are currently open

If you are currently a resident of CRHA public housing with questions about the maintenance of your unit, please call (434) 227-2107


CRHA determines eligibility for its public housing program based on..

  1. HUD’s income limits,
  2. The applicant’s citizenship status,
  3. Whether the applicant qualifies as a senior, a person with a disability, or as a family

Apply for Housing

If you wish to apply to CRHA’s public housing program, please click the button below to log in to CRHA’s Applicant Portal. Or, download and complete CRHA’s Public Housing Application and return it to the Public Housing offices at 500 1st St. South.

Public Housing Communities


801-836 Hardy Dr,

Charlottesville, VA 22903 

Crescent Halls

500 1st St S,  

Charlottesville, VA 22902 

South First Street

900-1000 S 1st St,  

Charlottesville, VA 22902 

Sixth Street

707-713 6th Street, SE 

Charlottesville, VA 22902

Michie Drive

707-713 6th Street, SE 

Charlottesville, VA 22902 

Riverside Drive

309-323 Riverside Drive,  

Charlottesville, VA 22902 

Madison Avenue

1609-1625 Madison Avenue, 

Charlottesville, VA 22903 

Single Family Homes


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