November 15, 2017

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $600,000 In Funds To Improve Affordable Housing In Virginia

~ Communities in Roanoke and Petersburg will receive additional support to provide housing assistance to Va. families and veterans  ~

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that the Redevelopment & Housing Authorities in the cities of Roanoke and Petersburg will receive $666,661 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide housing assistance for Virginia families and veterans.

“These funds will allow local communities to focus their efforts on helping Virginia families live in safe housing they can afford,” the Senators said. “We are confident this additional funding will make a significant and necessary impact in improving living conditions in the Commonwealth.” 

Last year, up to $75,000,000 was made available by Congress to public housing agencies to use for administrative costs associated with housing voucher renewals, supportive housing for veterans, and other unforeseen circumstances that would prevent the agency from continuing rental assistance to families.

Individual amounts are listed below:

  • Roanoke Redevelopment & Housing Authority: $533,621
  • Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority: $133,040

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