Tucker HouseAffordable Independent Housing
Tucker House is a 127 unit apartment facility located on 3 acres in the Titus Town area of Norfolk, Virginia. Phase I, consisting of 80 apartments, opened in 1984. Phase II, consisting of 47 apartments opened in 1988.
All apartments in Tucker House offer Section 8 rent subsidy. Residents pay 30% of their Adjusted Gross Income for rent. Utilities, other than cable TV and telephone, are included in the rent. Tucker House offers no nursing care. Each apartment is equipped with a pull cord to summon help in an emergency. Effective May 1, 2020, the facility will be “smoke free.” Smoking will not be allowed in the building or on the property.
The facility has both one bedroom and efficiency apartments. 14 of the apartments are designed with special kitchens and bathrooms to meet the needs of residents in wheel chairs. The building has three elevators, two laundry rooms, two libraries, and a computer café. All apartments have kitchens equipped with a range, range hood, and refrigerator. Residents are responsible for their own meals.
Emphasis has been placed on the safety and security of all residents. Exterior doors are alarmed to alert residents and staff of unauthorized entry. There is video monitoring in high traffic areas of the building. The lobby doors are monitored during normal business hours. There is also an on-site night manager to provide emergency coverage at nights and on weekends.
Tucker House has extensive community space available to all residents. All three floors have lounge areas. There is a multi-purpose room, a chapel, and a glassed in Veranda on the first floor. In addition, there is a secure courtyard, allowing residents to get fresh air in a safe environment.
Tucker House is owned by Urban Ministry Housing Development Corp., a sister corporation to Norfolk Urban Outreach Ministry. Both are non-profit entities with oversight from volunteer boards.
Tucker House was made possible through funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding was augmented by generous gifts from individual donors, Norfolk Urban Outreach Ministry, the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, and the National Offices of the Episcopal Church.
The owners and staff of Tucker House welcome you to visit the facility by appointment.
Persons or groups interested in providing activities for the residents should contact the Manager’s Office at 757-489-7770.
Under the HUD Section 8 Program, a tenant’s portion of the rent is based on 30% of Adjusted Gross Income. Applicants must be at least 62 years old and meet HUD approved annual income limits. All interested applicants must complete an Application Form to determine eligibility.
In order to accurately calculate an applicant’s rent, a number of documents are required. These requirements change from time to time, as HUD regulations change. Interested persons may contact the Project Manager at 757-489-7770 for details.
Tucker House usually has a lengthy waiting list. Persons interested in applying for residency should contact the Project Manager well in advance for information, application forms, and requirements.
Tucker House does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, disability or marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity in the admission or access to or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs and activities.