Virginia Housing Grants Resources
Virginia is one of four commonwealths in the United States, receiving little federal funding. It relies, instead, on the shared benefits of its inhabitants, and raises its money from its investments. Any housing grants resources will be found at the local level and will generally be for the use of the elderly, the disabled and families with children who work.
Virginia Housing Development Authority
There are, however, housing departments which offer special loans for first time home buyers and low income home buyers, loans resulting in homeless to home ownership, and homeowners education classes to qualify for loans. Also some offer are rent accessibility, finding a place to rent, housing choice voucher program and low income housing tax credit program, to name just a few. This resource can be found at:
601 S. Belvidere Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Toll free: 877-VHDA-123
Richmond local: 804-782-1986
Community Housing Partners
In 1975, a few faculty and staff of Virginia Tech looked around them and was appalled at the state of low income housing in Virginia. Community Housing Partners has gone through three incarnations in three decades, but the song remains the same. From hands on repair work to plumbing and weatherization, from rental housing for the elderly and the disabled, from new construction all over Virginia and northern Florida to today, Community Housing Partners has taken on whatever it needs to provide low income, elderly and disabled persons with quality housing. They provide home ownership education and counseling services to those in need as well as loans, down payment help and closing costs help. The corporate office can direct you to those services you need from:
448 Depot Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: (540) 382-2002
FAX: (540) 382-1935
For the seeker of housing grants, loans, down payment and closing costs assistance, and many other homeowner concerns, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, has a Virginia office. Online is a wealth of information concerning the seeker’s area of the state, what programs are available there, whom to contact, and other pertinent information. On the navigation tab to the left of the seeker’s screen will be home ownership, rental help, resources and it’s this tab you want to tap. It contains an extensive library of information necessary to the seeker, from general housing to public, assisted and Native American housing, cities and communities, homeless, funding and much more. Begin here to complete your research, then contact your local HUD office.
The seeker of housing grants and resources should first check with their local and county housing offices, for they often have funding from private and public concerns with which to help. Real estate agencies will also have such information for your benefit.