Housing Assistance

DHCD offers many resources to assist with housing needs. From housing rehabilitation to homebuyer resources, check out the many programs and resources available to Virginians.

Housing Repair and Energy Efficiency

Find all DHCD resources available to assist homeowners with housing rehabilitation and energy efficiency.

Homebuyer Resources

DHCD has multiple resources to assist first-time homebuyers with the purchase of their new home.

Tax Credit Programs

Learn about DHCD’s tax credit programs that improve access to affordable housing and home accessibility.

Virginia Housing Search

Check out this free resource to help you find a rental home that fits your needs in budget. 

2-1-1 Virginia

This is a free service that can help you find the local resources you need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Virginia Eviction Reduction Program

Recognizing the benefits of eviction reduction efforts, the General Assembly passed, and the Governor signed a budget during the 2020 Special Session, allocating $3.3 million to implement the Virginia Eviction Reduction Pilot (VERP). Check out more information about this pilot program that will create a local/regional coordinated systems approach to effectively prevent evictions. 

Housing Development and Rehabilitation

Multiple programs offer state and federal funding sources to provide safe and affordable housing throughout Virginia. 


DHCD has several program that provide resources for multifamily housing and community development.

Housing Rehabilitation

Explore the numerous DHCD programs focused on home rehabilitation and development.

Housing Innovations in Energy Efficiency (HIEE)

DHCD's Housing Innovations in Energy Efficiency (HIEE) Program is funded through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) proceeds. The program will make energy efficiency upgrades to new and existing residential buildings to reduce energy bills for low-income Virginians.

Affordable and Special Needs Housing (ASNH

The ASNH funding program opens applications twice a year – in the fall and spring to fund both rental and homeownership projects. To be eligible for ASNH funding, all projects must be new construction or substantial renovation of affordable housing units, or the adaptive reuse of buildings to create new affordable housing units for lower income homeowners or renters. Acquisition-only projects, public housing, and public facilities including emergency shelter, hospitals, nursing homes, or intermediate care or assisted living facilities are not eligible for ASNH funding. 

Homeless Assistance and Prevention

Multiple programs offer state and federal funding to address homelessness.

Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP)

The Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP) is a Homeless and Special Needs Housing (HSNH) funding source that supports the development and implementation of localized emergency crisis response systems with housing-focused, coordinated community-based activities. 

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program is HUD funding dedicated to the housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. DHCD administers the program by granting funds to nonprofits and local governments to provide housing and services that benefit low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Virginia Housing Trust Fund Homeless Reduction Grants

The goal of the Virginia Housing Trust Fund Homeless Reduction Grant is to reduce homelessness in the commonwealth of Virginia. The Homeless Reduction Grant comprises up to 20 percent of the Virginia Housing Trust Fund.

CoC/Balance of State

The Balance of State (BoS) Continuum of Care (CoC) is comprised of 12 local planning groups (LPG) that span from the most eastern point to the most western point of the state – over 500 miles. DHCD serves as the lead agency and works to ensure the BoS CoC aligns with state and federal regulations and goals to end homelessness.