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Virginia Housing

601 South Belvidere Street
Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 782-1986

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Contact Information

(804) 782-1986
(877) 843-2123

Who We Are

Since our creation in 1972 by the Virginia General Assembly, Virginia Housing has helped Virginians attain quality, affordable housing through public-private partnerships with local governments, community service organizations, lenders, developers and others.  We provide mortgages for first-time homebuyers, as well as financing for apartment communities and neighborhood revitalization efforts.  We teach free homebuyer classes, support housing counseling, and help people with disabilities and the elderly make their homes more livable  We also administer the federal Housing Choice Voucher and Housing Credit programs in Virginia.  Virginia Housing is self-supporting and receives no state taxpayer dollars to fund its programs.  Instead, we raise money in the capital markets, and we contribute a significant portion of our net revenues each year to help meet Virginia's housing needs.   

Homeownership Education:  In-depth, an eight-hour course that is free and available to the public.  It covers topics such as: 

  • Credit
  • Spending plans
  • Working with a lender and real estate agent
  • Home inspection
  • Closing  

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Who We Serve

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Age Requirements
18 and over

Intake Process
Preview the class online. Take the class in person or online.
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