Staunton and Waynesboro get $500,000 in federal funding for affordable housing

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The City of Staunton received $317,340 in federal affordable housing funding, and the City of Waynesboro is set to get $187,537 in affordable housing funding from funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In total, the Commonwealth of Virginia has received more than $114 million in affordable housing grants through Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, Emergency Solutions Grant, Housing opportunities for people with AIDS and Housing Trust Fund.

The scholarships were announced by the US Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.

“All Virginians deserve access to safe and affordable housing, but rents and home prices have skyrocketed across Virginia in recent years,” Warner and Kaine said in a joint statement. “We are pleased that this funding will be used to support the construction of new affordable housing and help Virginians access more housing options.”

Community Development Block Grant

The CDBG program provides flexible funding to states, cities and counties to support community development, including infrastructure, economic development projects, housing construction or rehabilitation, public facility upgrades, assistance to owners, etc

City/County Funding amount
Commonwealth of Virginia $18,813,102
Alexandria $1,143,364
Blacksburg $534,673
Bristol $269,250
Charlotteville $414,907
Chesapeake $1,141,624
Christiansburg $125,664
Colonial heights $106,471
Danville $852,803
Fredericksburg $203,268
Hampton $903,077
Harrisonburg $538,229
Hopewell $225,305
Lynchburg $714,845
Newport News $1,287,677
Norfolk $4,435,015
petersburg $583,253
Portsmouth $1,539,655
Radford $183,174
richmond $4,474,570
Roanoke $1,818,463
Staunton $317,340
Suffolk $488,891
Virginia Beach $1,968,186
Waynesboro $187,537
Winchester $275,326
Arlington County $1,333,133
Chesterfield County $1,496,877
Fairfax County $5,918,926
County of Henrico $1,645,428
Loudoun County $1,379,452
Prince William County $2,636,075
TOTAL $57,955,560

HOME Investment Partnerships

The HOME program partners with nonprofit organizations to build, buy, or renovate affordable housing and provides direct rental assistance to low-income people. the Finance bill for the 2022 financial year included $1.5 billion for the HOME program and was the highest level of funding in the last decade.

City/County Funding amount
Commonwealth of Virginia $12,031,604
Alexandria $693,431
Blacksburg $651,299
Charlotteville $747,825
Chesapeake $613,692
Danville $328,742
Hampton $570,404
Lynchburg $421,034
Newport News $871,322
Norfolk $1,378,254
Portsmouth $464,737
richmond $1,764,354
Roanoke $760,067
Suffolk $465,021
Virginia Beach $1,163,266
Winchester $713,163
Arlington County $823,984
Chesterfield County $679,539
Fairfax County $2,471,231
County of Henrico $991,558
Prince William County $1,015,307
TOTAL $29,619,834

Emergency Solutions Grant

The ESG program funds emergency shelters for people in crisis, outreach and essential services for people living on the streets, rehousing services and homelessness prevention programs.

City/County Funding amount
Commonwealth of Virginia $3,048,024
Norfolk $382,849
richmond $384,355
Roanoke $156,541
Virginia Beach $171,520
Fairfax County $515,135
County of Henrico $146,882
Prince William County $226,857
TOTAL $5,032,163

Housing opportunities for people with AIDS

The HOPWA program provides housing assistance and support services to low-income people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

City/County Funding amount
Commonwealth of Virginia $1,582,493
richmond $1,794,492
Virginia Beach $2,676,916
TOTAL $6,053,901

Housing Trust Fund

The HTF provides funding for the construction, reconstruction or rehabilitation of affordable housing for low and very low income households and requires that HTF units have a minimum affordability period of 30 years.

City/County Funding amount
Commonwealth of Virginia $16,038,732

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