105 East Main Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
Toll free: 800-447-5145
VHDA's Southwest Virginia Housing Center is located in what was originally the Wytheville post office. Over the years it also became the Weather Bureau, the Draft Board and then a furniture store. Now, this historic landmark is home to VHDA's newest office, enabling us to work more efficiently with first-time homebuyers, multifamily developers, local governments and non-profit housing advocates in the area.
VHDA’s first Wytheville office opened in 1988, to make our home loans available in smaller towns and communities not served by traditional lenders. To make our loans even more available, we put our first Mobile Mortgage Office on the road in Southwest Virginia in 1996 and added a second Mobile Mortgage Office in 1999 to visit folks living on the Eastern Shore and in Southside Virginia. (Our Mobile Mortgage Offices, based out of the Wytheville office, received a first place Innovations Award from the Council of State Governments.)
Over the years, we outgrew the rental space of our first office, which also was not handicapped accessible. The new Southwest Virginia Housing Center, with its barrier-free access, signifies VHDA’s permanent presence in Southwest Virginia.
Free Conference Space for our Housing Partners
Two conference rooms in our Southwest Virginia Housing Center are available, free of charge, to housing-related organizations that share VHDA's mission. We can accommodate groups of four to 49, offering an ideal setting for your
conference, workshop or small group meeting. Seating can be arranged to meet your needs, and the larger room is fully equipped with:
- Projection equipment and screens.
- Electronic white boards (Pan boards).
- Network and Internet connections.
- Conference phone.
To make your meeting as convenient as possible, our facility also offers:
- Full barrier-free accessibility.
- On- and off-street parking.
- Smoke-free environment (smoking is permitted in designated areas outside).
- Assistance in arranging for food and catering services.
Some fees may apply: While the meeting rooms are free for our housing partners, fees will apply for any food services or onsite catering required. Fees may also apply for special services such as additional security or specific janitorial services. Our meeting manager will discuss your specific needs and provide you with a cost estimate prior to your event.
How to Book Your Event: To ask questions or reserve a conference room for your event, please call our meeting manager at 800-447-5145.
Preserving Our History
VHDA believes in, and promotes, the adaptive re-use of historic buildings. In fact, we view this type of preservation as critical when it comes to supporting local revitalization and housing objectives. The transformation of Wytheville's old post office is a good example of an adaptive re-use success story; here are some others that VHDA helped finance:
Hancock Building, Roanoke, VA: A vacant furniture store in the city's downtown was transformed into a community asset, providing mixed-income workforce housing while preserving the building's original architectural features.
Heritage Museum, Waynesboro, VA: A historic downtown bank building was renovated to provide space for the local Heritage Museum, along with workforce housing units.
Thomas Jefferson School, Suffolk, VA: A former school building was turned into unique workforce housing units, on a site right next to the city's new cultural arts center.