Housing Assistance

Regardless of where you are in your housing journey, there are resources available to support you. Explore the resources below and if you don't see what you're looking for, we're here to help.

Utility bill assistance - Program through Virginia Department of Social Services for emergency assistance with heating or cooling utility bills

Virginia Housing Renter Resources - Information about finding apartments, tenant rights & responsibilities, Housing Choice Voucher program, and housing counselors.

Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) of Virginia - Resources for renters and homeowners addressing housing stability counseling, housing discrimination, and foreclosure prevention. HOME is focused on central Virginia, so not all their services are available in Buena Vista.

Virginia Housing Rental Unit Accessibility Modification (RUAM) Grants - Tenants may apply for up to $8,000 worth of accessibility improvements to a rental unit, such as ramps, door widening, walk-in showers and grab bars, etc.

Rockbridge Area Rental Assistance Office - Administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) in Buena Vista. As of December 2022 not accepting applications.

Virginia Fair Housing Office | Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation