Home Improvement Programs
Updates and Announcements
The Emergency Home Repair and Accessibility Grant Program remains open and is accepting applications for repairs and modifications specifically related to accessibility and/or addressing critical home repair needs. The process from application to approval to work completion can take two-to-three months because this program must meet certain federal requirements.
The Emergency Home Repair and Accessibility Grant Program is available to homeowners who are at least 62 years old and/or have a household member with a disability. Household income must be at or below 50% of the Area Median Income. Loudoun Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) staff will determine whether a request meets program guidelines.
Interested homeowners can email Eileen Barnhard for information about how to apply and to learn more about the program.
Virginia Housing Sponsored Programs
The Loudoun County DHCD is a participating agent for two home repair programs offered through Virginia Housing.
The Granting Freedom Program provides grants for home and rental unit modifications. The program is available to Virginia veterans and servicemembers who sustained a line-of-duty injury resulting in a service-connected disability. To show that a requested modification may be necessary, there must be an identifiable relationship, or nexus, between the requested modification and the individual's disability. A grant of up to $8,000 is available.
The Rental Unit Accessibility Modification (RUAM) Program provides grants to individuals with disabilities in order to repair and improve accessibility of their rental units. Grant funds up to $8,000 are available for households at or below 80% of Area Median Income. Current income limits are posted here.
Applications for Granting Freedom and RUAM are submitted to Virginia Housing by Loudoun County DHCD staff on behalf of the applicant. To review program handbooks and application forms, visit the links below:
- Habitat for Humanity of Loudoun County
- U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office: Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants in Virginia
- Community Housing Partners