To enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and our community through programs, services and partnerships.
To strengthen and enhance growth in our community
Our community is our hometown of Buckingham County, Virginia. Buckingham County, is located south of the James River and is the geographic center of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The county was established in 1761 from the southeastern portion of Albemarle County. The origin of the county name comes from the Duke of Buckingham (Buckinghamshire, England). This is the only Buckingham County in the United States.
As of the census of 2010, there were 17,146 people and 5,695 households residing in the county. The population density was 29.6 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 7,294 housing units . The racial makeup of the county was 62.5% White, 35.1% Black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 1.7% Hispanic or Latino,and 1.6% from two or more other races. 60.9% of the population identified as White, not Hispanic or Latino.The largest ancestry groups are listed as 18.7% American, 9.2% English, and 5.4% German.
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Housing Assistance Program
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
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