Most housing funded must serve households earning less than 100% of median income as defined by HUD income guidelines.The majority of the homes funded by VHCB serve households with incomes between 30% and 80% of median income. The Housing Revenue Bond can fund housing serving households with incomes from 80-120% of median income. The affordability of the housing is secured with legal instruments (housing subsidy covenants) filed in the land records that remain with the property upon resale to ensure permanent affordability.
Eligibility for Funding Programs
- VHCB funds: Non-profit housing development organizations, municipalities, and state agencies are eligible to apply for VHCB funds.
- HOME Program: Both private and non-profit developers are eligible to apply for federal HOME Program funding for rental housing developments.
- American Rescue Plan Act State Recovery Funding (ARPA-SFR) and VHCB Supplemental Housing funds:
Non-profit and Private Housing Developers, municipalities and cooperative housing organizations are eligible to apply for the federal ARPA-SFR funding.
Non-profits, municipalities and cooperative housing organizations are eligible to apply for supplemental state funding.
- National Housing Trust Funds: Nonprofit housing development organizations, public housing agencies, private developers of affordable housing, and municipalities are eligible to apply for National Housing Trust Funds.
- Healthy & Lead-Safe Homes Program: For-profit and non-profit landlords as well as homeowners are eligible to apply for Healthy & Lead-Safe Homes Program funds.
Site visits by VHCB staff are required prior to submission of the application. Housing applications are considered 3-4 times a year, depending on the availability of funds. Please call VHCB staff to discuss your project before completing the application.
To submit an application to VHCB, please review the following links and complete the application (link above, in yellow) as well as any associated application supplement, below, as instructed:
- General Information for VHCB, HOME, & National Housing Trust Fund applicants
- Housing Trust Fund Application Supplement
- ARPA-SFR Funds Application Supplement
- On-line Application and VHCB/HOME Application Supplement
- PDF hard copy of the application questions
- Checklist for the required attachments for the Application
- Checklist for the required attachments for the VHCB/HOME/HTF/ARPA-SRF Application Supplements