Housing Development Fund

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Current Size: 80%

City of Harrisonburg ARPA Housing Development Fund

Housing was identified as a local priority prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, economic disruptions exacerbated the shortage of affordable housing and disproportionately impacted populations already experiencing housing insecurity. As part of a robust public engagement process, increasing safe, accessible, and sustainable housing was identified as a top public priority.
The Harrisonburg City Council allocated $2,000,000 of the City’s ARPA funding for a Housing Development Fund in order to expand the supply of accessible and affordable housing. The Fund will support developers and other organizations seeking to generate new affordable housing, preserve existing affordable housing, and create homeownership opportunities.


Activity Date / Period
Notice of Funding Opportunity Issued August 8, 2023
Pre-Application Q&A Session August 17, 2023
Application Opens August 22, 2023
Deadline for Questions / Post Questions September 1, 2023
Applications Due September 30, 2023 *Extended to October 6, 2023
Award Announcements Early December 2023

Information Session

An information session and Q&A event about the Housing Development Fund NOFO was held on August 17.

Information Session Presentation Slides [343KB]PDF icon

Information Session Recording [Youtube Link]

Program Materials

The application cannot be saved and returned to at a later time if it is closed prior to completion, it will submit. You can view the application in full as a PDF at the Application Preview link below. To apply, you must complete and submit the full application online at the Application Link below.

Key Eligibility Criteria
The project must generate or preserve at least two (2) housing units within the City of Harrisonburg.
Funded units must provide long-term affordability to income-qualified populations.
Demonstration of site control is required at the time of application.
Applicant must submit a complete application including supporting documents.

Housing Fund Contact
Liz Webb, Housing Coordinator