The Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) offers grants for up to $6,000 per rental unit, which may be used to help people with disabilities make their rental homes more accessible. The grant is available to tenants who earn 80 percent or less of the area median income (AMI). Landlords are required by fair housing laws to permit modifications to an apartment to make it barrier-free – but tenants usually bear the cost. VHDA offers two types of accessibility grants:
Rental Unit Accessibility Modification Grant (RUAM) - provides funds to make rental housing more accessible. For details and eligibility requirements, visit vhda.com/RUAM.
Granting Freedom - pays for accessibility modifications for Virginia veterans who have service-related disabilities. Learn more at vhda.com/GrantingFreedom.
For more information, please visit: https://www.vhda.com/renters/pages/accessiblerentalhousing.aspx#.XdRaq4WcEYA