Accomack-Northampton Regional Housing Authority

"Created by the County of Accomack and the County of Northampton, the Authority is tasked with providing safe, sanitary and affordable housing to low income residents of the Eastern Shore. The A-NRHA focuses on developing rental housing and manages the regional Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Authority also owns several apartment complexes and continues work to provide a sufficient number of attractive and affordable rental units."

Eastern Shore of Virginia Housing Alliance

"Eastern Shore of Virginia Housing Alliance
The Alliance is a non-profit Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). The Alliance focuses on preparing Eastern Shore residents for the responsibilities of homeownership. The Alliance also continues its vital work in reconstructing and rehabilitating houses that have no indoor plumbing."

Virginia Eastern Shore Economic Empowerment & Housing Corporation  

"For more than twenty years, the Virginia Eastern Shore Economic Empowerment Corporation has been serving residents of the Eastern Shore in providing technical support, creating dialogue for building community and provision of housing and business loans." 

Northampton County Department of Social Services Assistance Programs

Energy Assistance Programs: The Northampton County Department of Social Services administers programs to help with heating or cooling costs throughout the year for income eligible households. 

Provision: 58.1 - 3221 of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended.

The Partial Tax Exemption for Rehabilitated Structures statute was designed to promote the renovation of existing structures by giving the owners tax relief on their investment. An overview of the process:

* Owner makes application and pays the fee;
* The Commissioner makes an on-site inspection, photographs
and assesses the property;
* The owner is notified of the "beginning" assessment;
* Construction begins (2 years to complete the program);
* Owner notifies Commissioner the work is completed;
* Commissioner re-visits, photographs and assess the completed property;
* Owner is notified of the "ending" assessment.

The tax on the difference between the "beginning" and the "ending" value is the amount of tax that is forgiven for the ten years following approval of the application.

Project:HOMES available through  A & N Electric Cooperative

Project:HOMES improves lives by improving homes through energy-conservation work in the home. The organization’s work helps reduce energy loss, lowers energy consumption and improves the health and safety of the home. A home that is made more energy-efficient is also made more afford able. This free weatherization program prioritizes services to seniors, people with disabilities and families with children.


The ASNH funding program opens applications twice a year – in the fall and spring to fund both rental and homeownership projects. To be eligible for ASNH funding, all projects must be new construction or substantial renovation of affordable housing units, or the adaptive reuse of buildings to create new affordable housing units for lower income homeowners or renters. Acquisition-only projects, public housing, and public facilities including emergency shelter, hospitals, nursing homes, or intermediate care or assisted living facilities are not eligible for ASNH funding.

Community News Coverage for Affordable Housing in Northampton County 


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