Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally funded program, through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), designed to provide low to moderate income families with decent, safe, and affordable housing.


The 1974 Housing and Community Development Act created the Section 8 Program to assist low-income families pay their rent and give them an opportunity to obtain better housing that they otherwise could not afford. Today the program is called the “Housing Choice Voucher Program.”


irginia Housing

The Virginia Housing (VH) organization is a public housing agency that receives funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). VH is responsible for program administration in various localities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Campbell County Department of Social Services began administering the Housing Choice Voucher program in 1976, at that time, it was known as the Section 8 Housing program.

VH contracts directly with HUD, and must comply with HUD rules and regulations. VH subcontracts with the Campbell County Department of Social Services to administer the program in our area. Housing Specialists, who are employees of the Department of Social Services in Campbell County, run the day-to-day operations following the policies and procedures set forth by VH.

For more information, please visit the VH website and the HUD website.

Application Process

Housing Choice Voucher Update

Housing Staff Contact Information

Housing Specialists
Lisa Carwile
Brandy Thompson

(434) 283-9762
(434) 283-9765
Program Supervisor
Charmagne Cook

(434) 332-9766