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The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (RVARC) is soliciting partnership applications from applicants for RVARC’s award of Virginia Housing Planning District Commission housing funds from its member localities and/or non-profit and for-profit affordable housing developers.

Funds awarded through this solicitation of partners must contribute to the development of at least 20 units of housing affordable to individuals/families at or below 80% Area Median Income. All projects awarded funds, whether owner-occupied or renter-occupied units, must be habitable by 6/30/2024. The goals of the RVARC during the administration of this grant are:

  • Increase stock of affordable housing units in underserved areas of the region.
  • Focus on first-time homebuyers.
  • Integrate incomes and housing by providing mixed-use and/or mixed-income rental developments.
  • Create a strategic process for identifying and investing in housing needs with a regional approach
  • Support creative, collaborative projects that meet additional social needs as:
    • Accessibility
    • Aging in Place
    • Mixed housing/income neighborhoods
    • Recovery Housing
    • Universal Design

Sealed proposals will be received until 5:00 p.m., EST on Friday, March 18, 2022. A full copy of the RFA may be obtained here.

Questions, revisions, and corrections to the RFA can be found here.

Contact Bryan Hill at for more information.

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