Affordable Housing Funding Available

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Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $95,560,265 in federal funding to help Virginians access safe and affordable housing across the Commonwealth. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the funding through four grant programs – the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) grant program.

“We’re glad to see these federal funds go toward providing housing resources for individuals who are struggling to stay afloat amid COVID-19,” the Senators said. “We will continue to push for federal assistance to better support Virginians in these challenging times.”

The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities. The following localities will receive funding through the CDBG program:

RecipientAmount
Alexandria$1,173,007
Blacksburg$554,230
Bristol$265,409
Charlottesville$427,176
Chesapeake$1,164,279
Christiansburg$104,407
Colonial Heights$109,405
Danville$894,119
Fredericksburg$193,431
Hampton$963,720
Harrisonburg$532,571
Hopewell$221,881
Lynchburg$718,593
Newport News$1,308,136
Norfolk$4,488,314
Petersburg$619,273
Portsmouth$1,613,918
Radford$182,495
Richmond$4,505,969
Roanoke$1,835,201
Staunton$339,361
Suffolk$497,035
Virginia Beach$2,010,809
Waynesboro City$190,037
Winchester$278,923
Arlington County$1,323,025
Chesterfield County$1,531,472
Fairfax County$6,039,155
Henrico County$1,721,965
Loudoun County$1,442,139
Prince William County$2,659,547
Virginia Nonentitlement$19,090,101
Total:$58,999,103

The HOME Investment Partnerships program helps to expand the supply of quality, affordable housing to families by providing grants to states and local governments to fund programs that meet local needs and priorities. The following localities will receive funding through the HOME program:

RecipientAmount
Alexandria$618,934
Blacksburg$596,346
Charlottesville$676,615
Chesapeake$553,118
Danville$273,606
Hampton$539,408
Lynchburg$413,856
Newport News$771,200
Norfolk$1,246,498
Portsmouth$425,453
Richmond$1,611,568
Roanoke$675,808
Suffolk$400,819
Virginia Beach$1,059,622
Winchester$638,110
Arlington County$725,257
Chesterfield County$586,058
Fairfax County$2,175,471
Henrico County$887,581
Prince William County$924,474
Virginia Nonentitlement$10,712,842
Total:$26,512,644

The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program provides annual grants to State, local, and private entities to help people find permanent and stable housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. The program also provides funding for outreach and for improving emergency homeless shelters. The following localities will receive funding through the ESG program:

RecipientAmount
Norfolk$384,637
Richmond$389,042
Roanoke$153,124
Virginia Beach$175,346
Fairfax County$508,353
Henrico County$147,536
Prince William County$229,863
Virginia Nonentitlement$3,007,657
Total:$4,995,558

The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program provides housing assistance and additional supportive services to local units of government, states, and non-profit organizations for projects that help low-income persons medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families. The following localities will receive funding through the HOPWA program:

RecipientAmount
Richmond$1,500,245
Virginia Beach$2,177,661
Virginia Nonentitlement$1,375,054
Total:$5,052,960