Office of Housing

Office of Housing

The County of Albemarle Office of Housing (ACOH) shall strive to increase opportunities for all County citizens to secure and maintain decent, safe, sanitary, accessible and affordable housing with special emphasis given to those citizens least able to obtain it.

The primary focus of the Albemarle County Housing Department is to assist people with securing rental housing and paying rental subsidy.  The Housing Department also assists people in purchasing homes and can help people set goals to become economically self sufficient.

Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

1600 5th St. Extended Suite B Charlottesville, VA 22902.  Please click here for a map and directions to our office.


Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Albemarle County Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8) waiting list is CLOSED for an indefinite amount of time.

Project Based Rental Assistance
The Albemarle County Office of Housing will begin accepting applications for project-based rental assistance for The Crossings at 4th and Preston and Scottsville School Apartments on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Each property has eligibility requirements as follows:

The Crossings is restricted to single individuals who are homeless; and Scottsville School Apartments are for those at least 55 years of age and/or disabled.

For applicants that wish to complete applications at the Office of Housing, you may do so Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Applications will be mailed upon request or may be accessed here. The application is listed as Preapplication for the CROSSINGS and SCOTTSVILLE SCHOOL APTS. Applications WILL NOT be accepted before Tuesday, Febrary 11, 2014.

For questions regarding the application process and more detail on requirements, please contact the Office of Housing at (434) 296-5839.

HCV 5 Year Plan

A draft for the Mainstream Program HCV 5 Year Plan is now available for review and comments.  A copy of the draft can be found HERE.

The County of Albemarle Office of Housing provides all program services without regards to Race, Color, Sex, Religion, Creed, National Or Ethnic Origin, Age, Familial Status, Handicap Or Disability. The County of Albemarle Office Of Housing Is Accessible To Persons With Disabilities. Accessibility for the Hearing-Impaired Is Provided By Calling the Virginia Relay Center by Dialing 711.

Community Development Block Grant- proposed project

Please find details HERE including project details and public hearing dates.

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1600 5th Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
FAX: 434-293-0281
VA Relay: 711
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