Based on U.S. Census Bureau figures, it is estimated that some 1,491,965 Virginians are disabled. A fall on the stairs, an automobile accident, a stroke, and any of us could end up with life-changing disabilities.
VHDA’s REACH Virginia program recognizes the need for affordable, accessible housing options that promote independence and dignity for people with disabilities. We work with organizations, developers and other stakeholders statewide to provide information and resources to make it possible for individuals to live successfully in the community of their choice while receiving services to prevent unwanted institutionalization.
Because REACH Virginia is committed to the belief that each Virginian with a disability deserves to enjoy the same benefits and freedoms of everyday life enjoyed by Virginians without disabilities, our successful targeted outreach includes but is not limited to:
- Financing for affordable, accessible group and supportive services housing.
- Promoting Universal Design helping architects, developers, contractors and homeowners understand and apply universal design features.
- Developing Access Virginia, an online housing registry that helps Virginians with disabilities find accessible, affordable apartments and learn about accessibility requirements.
- Working with the socialserve.com to build a catalog of apartments that offer accessibility features, housing assistance of various types or other special features designed for people with disabilities.
The Healthy High Performance Home
Did you know building green is great for the environment and your budget? There are many new techniques and materials that will make your house healthier, more comfortable, more efficient and more durable than ever before. Review the guide below for examples of how you can go green on your project.
A Guide To Renovation And New Construction
Universal Design FAQ