Housing Services


There’s no Place like home

Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living, Inc offers three types of housing programs designed to improve overall housing conditions, improve energy efficiency, and support individuals in remaining safely and independently in their homes. Additionally, through CVACL Social Services assessment or in partnership with other organizations, CVACL supports individuals in identifying and accessing appropriate housing options,

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). Weatherization can provide the energy saving measures necessary to make your home more comfortable and affordable, and may even help you remain in your home. We provide a variety of energy-saving improvements designed to lower energy consumption which may help reduce energy bills for homeowners and tenants who live in mobile homes, modular homes, and site built homes.

Approved applicants, living in Amherst, Appomattox, or Bedford can receive this service through CVACL at no cost.

Emergency Home Accessibility and Repair Program

The Emergency Home Accessibility and Repair Program (EHARP) provides funds to repair urgent structural damage, remove and remedy health and safety hazards, as well as providing physical accessibility improvements for low-income Virginians. EHARP provides funding across the state, including CVACL, to assist with physical repairs that improve housing conditions.

Repairs can involve plumbing, structure, electrical, and HVAC. Installation of wheelchair ramps, shower grab bars and other accessibility modifications are available as well.

Homeowners and tenants are eligible to apply year-round, with the maximum assistance being $4,000. Assistance through CVACL is available to residents in Amherst, Appomattox, and Bedford Counties and is based on a first-come first-serve basis.

Residential Repair Program

Minor problems can prevent you from living safely in your home. The Residential Home Repair Program assists qualified homeowners and tenants with various structural and accessibility repairs such as electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling, high-rise toilet installations, grab bars, ramps, and water heating systems.

The Residential Home Repair Program serves individuals currently receiving other services from CVACL in the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell as well as the City of Lynchburg.

Housing Options

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

Independent Living – Some seniors have the 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. Minor home repair, home delivered meals and non-emergency transportation are just a few of the services we provide with independent living.

Assisted Living – Facilities that are designed to offer supportive services that maintain maximum privacy, freedom, and independence fall under this category. Assisted living facilities can provide 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. The support services offered include bathing, dressing, medication management, meal assistance, housekeeping, activities, and more. Several nursing homes also have special programs for individuals who have dementia.

Please call 434-385-9070 or email to learn more.

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