Norfolk Housing Authority opens applications for Diggs Town apartments via project-based voucher and tax credit program


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority will be opening applications for newly renovated apartments in the community of Diggs Town this week.

Applications for 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms units in the Diggs Town Phase 1 section will be open from Wednesday October 20 to Friday October 29.

The units are under the Project Reduction Voucher (PBV) / Tax Credit program. Applicants can qualify for 50% of the region’s median income (MAI) and current residents of an assisted housing community can qualify for up to 80% of the MAI.

Applications are available on the NRHA website. They can also be found at 555 E. Main Street on Wednesday, October 20-29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or at any of the NRHA partner agency locations: Community Services Board, Endependence Center, Norfolk Department of Social Services, Eggleston Services, and LGBT Life Center (formerly ACCESS AIDS Care).

All applications must be received by October 29 or postmarked. Applications can be mailed to NRHA, Attention: Occupancy Department, PO Box 968, Norfolk, VA 23501.

The Diggs Town project involves the renovation of 322 units, the consolidation of nine units and the demolition of 91 units.

Phase 1 of the project – that’s what the nominations are for this round – is expected to be completed this fall.

Phase 2 has been put on hold while the housing authority works to identify the best source of additional funding.

The residency requirements for Diggs Town units are: The head of household and all household members aged 18 and over (except full-time students) must be employed at least 15 hours per week for at least six months, unless they are the elderly or disabled or the primary caretaker of a blind person or a disabled person as defined by the law on social security.

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