Warner & Kaine Announce Nearly $800,000 in Federal Funding to Help Virginians with Disabilities Access Housing in Albemarle, Chesapeake, and Fairfax County
Jul 27 2022
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $789,913 in federal funding to help Virginians with disabilities access housing. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Mainstream Voucher program, which is similar to other Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) but specifically assists non-elderly persons with disabilities between ages 18 to 62.
“Rents and home prices have skyrocketed, making it harder and harder for Virginians to find affordable housing,” said the senators. “We need to make sure all Virginians, especially those from vulnerable populations, have a safe place to live, and this funding is critical to doing that.”
A breakdown of the funding is below:
- $441,684 for the Fairfax County Redevelopment & Housing Authority
- $266,670 for the Chesapeake Redevelopment & Housing Authority
- $81,559 for the County of Albemarle/Office of Housing
Sen. Kaine began his career as a lawyer specializing in the representation of people who had been denied housing due to their race, disability, or family status, and has long worked alongside Sen. Warner to increase affordable housing in Virginia. Earlier this year, the senators announced nearly $115 million for affordable housing in Virginia. They’ve also introduced legislation that would address rising home prices, assist first-generation homebuyers, and close widening wealth and homeownership gaps.