PDC Virginia Housing Grant Program

Virginia Housing announced in July a $40 million grant program to work with the 21 Planning District Commissions in Virginia to provide more affordable housing. NVRC received a $3 million grant as part of this project. You can read the press release from Virginia Housing here.

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NVRC Housing Grant Request for Applications is now available.

Amount available for Award:  Approximately $2.5 million is available to private developers and NVRC member local governments for the development of new affordable housing units in Northern Virginia.   

Allowable Uses & Priority Populations:  Housing may be homeownership or rental units serving homebuyers or tenants with incomes at or below 80% Adjusted Median Income.  Rental units underwritten by this funding must be habitable by 6/30/2024; homebuyer units must be closed and ready for move-in by the same date.

Funding goals include:

  • Geographic distribution of funds around the Northern Virginia region;
  • Serving deeper levels of affordability;
  • Prioritizing marginalized communities as tenants and first-time homebuyers; and
  • Increasing housing choice among participating renters and homebuyers.

Request for Applications:   The RFA, and NVRC Attachments, can be found at here.

Key Deadlines:   

  • The Intent to Apply deadline is November 17, 2021. Please feel free to utilize this form to provide your intent to apply.  
  • Questions about RFA requirements will be entertained until December 1, 2021
  • Applications  are due at NVRC no later than 4:30PM on December 17, 2021.  

Updates will be posted to this website as the procurement process progresses.

Anticipated dates for Notification of Awards:  

Awards are anticipated to be finalized and successful Applicants notified in January 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

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