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Warner And Kaine Announce Over $4.2 Million in Federal Funding to Help Virginians Access Affordable Housing

Government and Politics

September 24, 2022


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $4,275,080 in federal funding to help more Virginians access affordable housing. The funding will be awarded to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) across the Commonwealth through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Incremental Housing Choice Vouchers program.  

“Rising rents and home prices are making it harder and harder for Virginians to find affordable housing options,” the senators said. “We’re glad this funding will help more Virginians across the Commonwealth find safe, affordable housing.”

The funding is distributed as follows:

    $827,363 to the Virginia Housing Development Authority
    $590,155 to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority
    $307,394 to the Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $246,989 to the Arlington County Department of Human Services
    $275,732 to the Prince William County Office of HCD
    $152,811 to the Newport News Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $133,126 to the Roanoke Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $168,800 to the Virginia Beach Department of Housing & Neighborhood Preservation
    $254,170 to the Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $133,190 to the Hampton Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $61,800 to the Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $104,987 to the Chesapeake Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $163,219 to the Loudoun County Department of Family Services
    $89,254 to the Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $56,761 to the Lynchburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $69,356 to the Harrisonburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $61,615 to the Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $62,381 to the Charlottesville Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $66,306 to the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
    $61,917 to the County of Albemarle Office of Housing
    $46,777 to the Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $37,367 to the Waynesboro Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $49,789 to the James City County Office of Housing
    $34,459 to the Buckingham Housing Development Corp. Inc.
    $22,586 to the Bristol Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $32,885 to the Franklin Redevelopment and Housing Authority
    $30,231 to the Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $23,624 to the Marion Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $20,335 to the Scott County Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $23,822 to the Covington Redevelopment & Housing Authority
    $27,355 to the Accomack-Northampton Regional Housing Authority
    $19,131 to the People Inc. of Southwest Virginia in Abingdon
    $19,393 to the Norton Redevelopment & Housing Authority

Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) help low-income families, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities afford housing of their choice. These new vouchers are an additional allocation of HCVs and will allow a greater number of Virginians to access safe and decent housing across the Commonwealth.

Warner and Kaine, a former fair housing attorney, have long supported efforts to expand affordable housing in the Commonwealth. Earlier this year, the senators announced nearly $115 million for affordable housing in Virginia. They’ve introduced legislation that would address rising home prices, assist first-generation homebuyers, and close widening wealth and homeownership gaps. Kaine has also introduced legislation that would protect veterans and low-income families who use HCVs from discrimination.