Rental Property Manager Needed

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The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority in Danville, Virginia is in need of a Rental Property Manager for its Ingram Heights and Pleasant View public housing developments. Duties include taking rental applications and determining eligibility; showing and leasing apartments; investigating and resolving tenant complaints, lease violations, and tenant disturbances; planning and supervising repairs and maintenance of buildings and equipment; supervising maintenance staff; receiving payments and following up on unpaid balances; processing service calls and preparing work orders; conducting annual inspections; maintaining files and records; processing initial and interim rent certifications; requesting warrants and appearing in court; and other duties as required.  At least three years experience in rental property management with supervisory responsibility at a rental property site is preferred.  This is a permanent, full-time, 40-hour per week position with excellent benefits including medical, life insurance, and retirement.  The starting salary is $32,400, though negotiable if experience warrants.

Please send a letter of interest and resumé to Gary Wasson, Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, P.O. Box 1476, Danville, VA  24543-1476 or email same to no later than 5 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018


Effective March 5, 2018 Reopening Wait List

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The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority will reopen its waiting list for one-bedroom apartments at its Cardinal Village, Cedar Terrace, and Ingram Heights public housing developments effective March 5, 2018.  Rent is based on income. 

Applications are available at the sites listed below. 

(Apartments with 2-5 bedrooms are also available.)

Cardinal Village, 651 Cardinal Place

Phone:  (434) 793-1222


 Cedar Terrace, 127 Cedar Place

Phone:  (434) 793-2516


 Ingram Heights, 149 New Ingram Road

Phone:  (434) 792-0303


 Pleasant View:  101 Pleasant View Avenue

Phone:  (434) 792-0328




HCV Program Pre-Application August 2017

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Important Information, Please Read

Applications must be mailed to P.O. Box#3407 and Postmarked by September 15, 2017.

Any application received AFTER September 15, 2017 and not postmarked by September 15, 2017 will be rejected.

All address changes MUST be done by phone to DRHA 434-792-5544.

Mail completed applications ONLY to:

Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

ATTN: HCV/Section 8 Department

P.O. Box 3407

Danville, VA 24543


HCV Pre-Application 2017

Public Notice

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The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Department will accept applications for its waiting list from July 5, 2016-August 4, 2016.


Applications can be obtained begining July 5, 2016 at the following locations: 


  • Danville Dept. of Social Services – 510 Patton Street
  • Pittsylvania Co. Dept. of Social Services – 220 H.G. McGhee Drive, Chatham, VA
  • Danville Public Library – 511 Patton Street
  • Northpointe Apartments – 100 Northpointe Lane
  • Clear Pond Apartments – 147 Levelton Street
  • Southwyck Apartments – 114 North Hills Court
  • Salvation Army -123 Henry Street
  • DRHA Office – 135 Jones Crossing
  • Ingram Heights, Pleasant View, Cedar Terrace, Cardinal Village, & Seeland Crossing
  • and at the following link: HCV Pre-Application

Only one application will be accepted per family; multiple applications will not be accepted.


Applications must be completed and MAILED to the DRHA office at the address listed on the application form.



1 Bedroom Waiting List Closed

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Due to High Demand, effective July 1, 2016, 

the Public Housing 1 Bedroom waiting list will be closed.

No 1 bedroom applications will be accepted until further notice.

Youth Center Renamed

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(434) 791-7993


Affectionately called “Grandma” by the people in Cardinal Village, it only makes sense that Constance Covington, the community’s matriarch, will have the youth center named after her.


“I’m still on cloud nine,” she said of the ceremony. “I like doing what I do on a daily basis … to have something named after me and I see it before I go to my heavenly home, it’s really wonderful.”


The board of directors and staff of the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority will have a building dedication to rename the Cardinal Village Youth Center after Covington. The event takes place on Saturday afternoon at 1004 Bonner Ave.


The youth center humbly began nine years ago in the summer of 2006 in Covington’s residence in Cardinal Village. It lasted there for six months before she took her endeavor to the first floor of an apartment building owned by the housing authority on Chatham Avenue from the fall of 2006 to 2011.


From 2011 to now, the youth center has been at its Bonner Avenue location. It was created by Covington as a safe place for youth.


“I wanted to give the kids a place to go that was safe,” she said of the youth center. “It’s for them to come in and get help with their homework and school projects, and share what was going on with them.”


The center is open to youth from Cardinal Village and the surrounding area. Along with games, arts and crafts and tutoring, the center provides etiquette and social skills training, and movie nights.


“We don’t turn anyone away,” she said.


Residents “ages 2 to 80 call me Grandma,” she said. Covington does more for the Cardinal Village community than just give the youth a safe place.


She is the president of the Cardinal Village Residents Association and a member of the housing authority. She holds monthly meetings with residents and management to discuss upcoming programs and issues within the community.


At the end of the meeting, residents are offered snacks, medicine, vitamins and other necessities as their reward for attending, courtesy of God’s Pit Crew. At Tuesday’s meeting, close to a dozen packs of Gatorade were available.


Local businesses, churches and organizations donate items, funds and resources to Covington to assist her. Whatever money Covington raises, the housing authority will match the funds, she said.


“I’m excited, but [the kids] are really excited about this name change.”



Livingston reports for the Danville Register & Bee.

(Reprinted with permission from the Danville Register & Bee, originally printed November 12, 2015)


Homeownership Program to Expand

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502 Franklin St

(434) 791-7985


Becoming a first-time homeowner has its pitfalls — and people who have only rented often do not take into account the expenses they will incur above and beyond a mortgage payment.


Kim Walker, a homeownership case manager for the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, said new classes and counseling soon will be available to help people budget not only for their mortgage payment, but also for the myriad home maintenance expenses renters rely on landlords to perform.


The authority last month purchased 502 Franklin St., a circa-1960 brick building at the corner of Monument Street that once housed the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers local union hall and has most recently been home of Johnny Newman’s Kids4Life program.


By the middle of this year the building will become the Center for Housing Education, housing Walker’s new office, homeownership workshops, budgeting classes for teens — “They need to learn the importance of money,” Walker said — and a summer program for children.


“As soon as I saw the inside of that building, I knew it was perfect,” Walker said.


Part of the building will be used for office space and workshops, while the rest will give potential homeowners hands-on experience with some of the typical repairs around the house, from repairing dinged up wallboard to replacing the flapper in the toilet tank and cleaning gutters.


“It will be about basic home maintenance, inside and out, to maintain the house — and the community,” Walker said.

Programs will teach potential homeowners


  • what to expect when applying for a mortgage and how to do so successfully;
  • determine how much they can afford to budget for a house, including unexpected repairs;
  • offer one-on-one counseling for any snags the hopeful homeowners face.


There will also be some financial assistance for people who enter into lease/purchase agreements, Walker said.


Currently, the authority offers workshops for low-income renters who want to become homeowners, but this project will expand services to anyone in the community interested in homeownership.


“It will be a one-stop-shop to meet all the needs of all citizens,” Walker said. “It will be all about what you need to do to be a homeowner.”


Walker said she is looking forward to the expansion of the program and the challenge of getting it up and running. She said she hopes to see open its doors in June or July.


“It’s such a big project, but everyone who hears about it sees the need,” Walker said.



Thibodeau reports for the Danville Register & Bee.

(Story reprinted with permission from Danville Register & Bee, originally printed February 9, 2016)