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CRC Affordable Workforce Housing Program

CRC Affordable Workforce Housing Program Application - Due February 28, 2024
The Commonwealth Regional Council (CRC) is the recipient of Planning District Commission Housing Development Program funds from Virginia Housing to establish affordable workforce housing in the CRC region. The CRC region consists of the Counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward. The CRC held a first round of funding in 2022 and funded $1,559,199.00 in establishing affordable workforce housing units. Projects were funded in Charlotte, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward Counties.  Now that these projects are close to completion, $320,357.46 is available to be distributed for new projects.

The CRC is now seeking funding applications from Experienced Housing Partners to establish affordable workforce housing units in the counties of Amelia, Cumberland, and Buckingham by June 30, 2025.These counties were not previously served by the first round of grant funding. 

Applicants will be scored according to their adherence to Virginia Housing (VH) program guidelines and criteria established by the CRC.  Applications that do not meet ALL of the Virginia Housing guidelines and restrictions will not be considered for award.  Submitted projects requests must result in establishing affordable housing units. Projects for pre-development costs ONLY will not be scored. 

Applicants are allowed to submit multiple applications.  If you are seeking funds for multiple projects, please submit one application per project. 

Applications are due no later than 5 pm on Friday, February 28, 2024.

Please send all requested documents via email to ljones@virginiasheartland.org.