Housing Assistance Program

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ABOUT  THE PROGRAM

  The SJRCF is working to finalize and launch the Housing Assistance Program (HAP). The Housing Assistance Program is being designed to provide grants to homeowners to repair and improve the safety and livability of a home.  The overall objective of this program will be to provide funding to help families make necessary repairs to maintain safe, sanitary and decent living conditions.  As funds are limited, major emphasis of this program will be given to housing problems affecting health, safety and well-being of the residents (such as hazardous electrical wiring, loss of heating or cooling during extreme conditions, sanitation, water leaks, sewer leaks, clean water and wastewater systems, medically needed home modifications and plumbing).

Goals of Housing Assistance Program:

  • Eliminate health and safety hazards in older homes

  • Benefit the elderly (62 and over), low-income, disabled and/or military veteran homeowners

  • Address energy efficiency issues

  • Improve the health, safety and well-being of community residents
     

Eligible Repairs​

  • Health Hazards: Lead, mold and asbestos abatement

  • Safety and Code Compliance repairs: Roof, electrical systems, plumbing, flooring

  • Energy Efficiency: Windows, insulation, air sealing, siding

  • ADA related improvements: Ramps, grab bars, railings

  • Age: Must be 62 years or older, (age exception; any disabled person or military veteran could qualify at any age)

  • Residence: Must reside in the property,

  • Owner Occupied: Must be an owner of the home (show evidence of ownership) or live in a family home with Heir Property Rights or have Lifetime Estate ownership.    

  • Income: This program will have annual household income limits similar to Virginia’s Weatherization Program or the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). 
     

Property Eligibility (Home)

  • The structure must be owner-occupied for a minimum of one (1) year prior to grant application

  • The property may not be for sale or subject to purchase under contract.

  • The structure must be located in Buckingham County, Virginia.

  • The structure must be located within a five (5) mile radius of one of the churches listed below:

      Antioch Union Baptist                             Jerusalem Baptist             Salem Baptist
      Maple Grove Pentecostal Holiness        Mt. Tabor Methodist          Woodland Methodist
      Mulberry Grove Baptist                          St. Joy Baptist                    Warminster Baptist
      Union Grove Baptist                                Union Hill Baptist

Applications Closed