Virginia to receive $15 million in federal funding for affordable housing, Sens. Kaine and Warner announce

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Local and state housing authorities in Virginia will receive $15,627,024 in federal funding, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced Thursday.

The funds come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and aim to increase Virginians’ access to affordable housing.

The money was awarded through the federal Emergency Housing Vouchers Program and authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act — both of which passed in March.

Through the EHV program, HUD is dispensing thousands of housing vouchers to local public housing authorities.

“We are glad to see this federal funding from the ARP go toward supporting Virginians who are feeling the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Kaine and Warner said in a news release. “This critical aid will help ensure people across the Commonwealth have access to safe and affordable housing, while Virginia begins to build back better.”

Here’s how the more than $15 million in funds will be distributed locally:

  • Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority will receive $933,240

  • Virginia Beach Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation will receive $488,484

  • Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority will receive $426,468

  • Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority will receive $332,712

  • Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority will receive $257,484

Ali Sullivan, ali.sullivan@virginiamedia.com