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We support renters, homebuyers and homeowners across Virginia.

At Virginia Housing, we're making affordable possible — and transforming where and how thousands of Virginians live. Our specialty programs, financing options, tools and resources are here to help you each step of the way. 



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Education programs to support financial and long-term stability.


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News and testimonials

Virginia Housing Grants Fund Habitat for Humanity ...

On Saturday, August 26, the Steelman family were handed the keys to their first home during the Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley dedication ceremony. Whitney Steelman, homeowner and mother of five, had waited for this day for almost two years. The beautiful blue two-story, five-bedroom home in the Belmont-Fallon community located in Southeast Roanoke was funded by “The Virginia House” grant and brought to life by Habitat for Humanity of the Roanoke Valley and the many volunteers who helped construct the home.

Aug 30, 2023
One University in Fairfax is First RAD Property to...

Virginia Housing participated in the groundbreaking of a new affordable housing development across from George Mason University in Fairfax. One University is the redevelopment of Robinson Square, an aging public housing community owned by Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) and previously funded by HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.

Aug 02, 2022

I remember when I was a loan officer, there were times I didn't have any loan options for families who needed special financing. Virginia Housing has been a wonderful resource in helping to provide options to make the dream of homeownership a reality for so many Virginians.” 

Gigi Houchins, Business Development Officer
Virginia Housing

Having graduated from college a few years ago, I didn't think it was possible to buy a home with my outstanding student loans. Virginia Housing made it possible with a grant. I couldn't believe these were available to first-time homebuyers without repayment.”

First-time homebuyer

Partnerships Key to Increasing Minority Homeowners...

Addressing barriers to minority homeownership is a key priority for Virginia Housing. One way we make a difference is by partnering with minority-owned businesses, organizations and nonprofits. Recently, our Business Development Officer Joni Moncure worked with the KEY Team of Icon Realty Group, an African American owned independent real estate brokerage in Richmond, to give a presentation about Virginia Housing’s first-time homebuyer programs and grants. The event, called Love + Loans, was held on Feb. 15 and drew more than two dozen participants.

Mar 21, 2022
New, Affordable Housing Coming to Arlington - Virg...

Soon, Arlington residents will have more housing options – and in a prime location. Nonprofit real estate developer Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) recently broke ground on a new 144-unit affordable housing complex located at the Central United Methodist Church site — right across the street from Ballston Station Metro, and steps away from Marymount University.

Mar 21, 2022

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