February 25, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $95 Million to Support Affordable Housing across Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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:

Recipient

Amount

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:

Recipient

Amount

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:

Recipient

Amount

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:

Recipient

Amount

Richmond

$1,500,245

Virginia Beach

$2,177,661

Virginia Nonentitlement

$1,375,054

Total:

$5,052,960

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