There’s no Place like home: Housing Services

Weatherization Assistance Program

Helping you stay warm in the winter, cool in the summer and keeping your energy bills down is the objective of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). We provide a variety of energy saving improvements designed to lower energy consumption (which means lower energy bills) for homeowners and tenants who live in mobile homes, modular homes, and site built homes.

Qualified, approved applicants can receive this service at no cost (Landlord contributions are required if the home is tenant occupied). While this is not a home beautification program, nor a home repair program, Weatherization can provide the energy saving measures necessary to make it more comfortable and affordable to remain in your home.  The Weatherization Assistance Program serves qualified residents in the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, and Bedford.

 

Emergency Home and Accessibility Repair Program

The Emergency Home and Accessibility Repair Program (EHARP) provides funds to remove urgent, emergency health and safety hazards. It also addresses physical accessibility barriers for low-income Virginians. The program provides funding to local administrators, including CVACL, to undertake physical repairs that improve housing conditions. Eligible repairs can include plumbing, structural, electrical, roofing, as well as installation of wheelchair ramps and other accessibility modifications.

                               

Assistance through CVACL is available to occupants based on income on a first-come, first-served basis, in Amherst County, Appomattox County, and Bedford County. An applicant’s total gross household income from all sources cannot exceed 80 percent of area median income (AMI), adjusted for family size, which is currently determined by HUD.

Homeowners and tenants (with homeowner written approval) are eligible to apply. The maximum assistance is $4,000. This amount is paid directly to the qualified contractor after all work is completed and the work passes all inspections.

To apply for assistance, contact CVACL today. We can provide additional information on eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Residential Home Repair Program

Minor problems with your roof, electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling, and water heating systems can prevent you from staying safely in your home. The Residential Home Repair Program assists qualified homeowners and tenants with a variety of repairs. To be eligible for this program an individual must live in Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, or Campbell County and must be receiving other services from CVACL. 

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Housing Options

There are many options for senior living ranging from independent living, to assisted living, adult foster care and nursing homes. Below is a description of housing options for seniors and people with disabilities as well as two Housing Locators links that will assist in finding affordable housing in in Central Virginia. 

Independent Living – Some seniors desire to remain in their own homes.  To enhance safe and accessible home living, many community and in-home services are available in Central Virginia. Many of these services you will find on this site including: minor home repair, home delivered meals, non-emergency transportation and more.

Assisted Living – Facilities that are designed to offer supportive services that maintain maximum privacy, freedom, and independence fall in this category.  Assisted living facilities can provide, as needed, personal assistance ranging from help with bathing, to medication management, housekeeping, and overall monitoring.

Nursing Homes – For individuals with significant health problems, a nursing home may be the best option.  Nursing home support services include bathing, dressing, medication management, meal assistance, housekeeping, activities, and more.  Many homes also have special programs for those individuals who have dementia.

HUD Housing Locator

The Housing Search site for Virginia

Search for Assisted Living Facilities in Virginia

Find a Nursing Home