To right wrong, to do justice, to serve humanity.

CRHA HCV Waitlist

The Chesapeake RHA will be opening its waitlist to accept ONLINE ONLY Housing Choice Voucher Program - Section 8 applications on THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 1 P.M.

Click HERE to access the application.

If you have a disability, you can get reasonable accomodation at the Endependence Center, 6300 East Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are in line by 1 p.m., you will be permitted to complete the application.

Computers will be available at Chesapeake Central Library, Indian River Library, Western Branch Library, South Norfolk Library, and Geneva Square Community Center.

Information on the Impact of the Closure of the St. Paul's Public Housing Communities

For information on the impact the proposed closure of the St. Paul's public housing communities will have on Norfolk's affordable housing crisis, click here.

LASEV Hotline for Phase One Residents of Tidewater Gardens

If you are a resident of Tidewater Gardens in a unit that has been designated as Phase One, meaning you are looking at relocation out of Tidewater Gardens in the summer/fall of 2019, you may call (757) 627-5423, extension 154, or email, for issues you might have around relocation and your tenancy with NRHA.  This number is specially designated for Phase One residents and will ensure speedier access to LASEV's services.

Meet with Us

Can't meet us in the office? Come talk with us in person at one of our many outreach events.

Click here for court dockets we regularly attend.

Click here for scheduled outreach events.

Office Closure Dates

Please note that ALL LASEV offices will be closed on the following dates:

January 1 - all day

February 17 - all day


Medicaid Expansion

Enrollment begins November 1st.   To enroll contact one of the following:

Or call Cover Virginia at: 855-242-8282


The eligibility rules for Medicaid have changed.  Regardless of disability or familial status, you may qualify if you make less than:


Family Size Yearly* Monthly*
1 $16,754 $1,397
2 $22,715 $1,894
3 $28,677 $2,391
4 $34,638 $2,887
5 $40,600 $3,384
6 $46,562 $3,881
7 $52,523 $4,378
8 $58,485 $4,875

Need free legal help?

Apply Online

There are three ways to apply for services: on-line, by contacting our Central Intake unit, and in-person at a local service office.  Locally, Central Intake can be reached at (757) 827-5078, or toll-free at (866) LEGL-AID. 

If you are with another legal services program or agency and you would like to refer a client to LASEV, please fax their intake forms to Central Intake at (757) 627-7583.


We assist in civil legal matters only, such as landlord/tenant matters, public benefits, domestic violence, family law, consumer law, collections, estate planning, education and other civil rights and discrimination matters; we do not assist in criminal cases, traffic matters, or personal injury cases. 


Free legal information is also available.

Employment Opportunities at LASEV

Staff Attorney

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, a non-profit public interest law firm serving the poverty community in civil matters, seeks a staff attorney.  Applicants must be licensed in Virginia or have passed the July 2019 Virginia Bar Exam to apply.   A passion for justice and a commitment to poverty law is a must. Salary DOE plus excellent benefit package.  Mail resume to Administrator, LASEV, 125 St. Paul’s Blvd, Suite 400, Norfolk VA 23510.  You may also email to  LASEV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.