PLEASE NOTE:  Our staffing on March 21st may be affected by the inclement weather so be sure to talk with someone before visiting.

The mission of Piedmont Housing Alliance is to create housing opportunities and build community through education, lending and development.

Our four core values — opportunity, home, community and respect — guide our interactions with our clients, our partners and the greater community.

What we do:

  • Our Education efforts focus on counseling for home ownership and to build family financial stability.
    • Our HUD-approved housing counseling program provides one-on-one coaching for home buying, credit improvement, debt reduction, savings programs, fair housing and foreclosure prevention.
    • We offer free classes in the community on those subjects as well, and we are the Virginia Housing Development Authority-approved provider of First Time* Homebuyer Education, required for access to financial assistance in homebuying. (*”First time homebuyer” is defined as a buyer who has not owned a home for a period of three years prior to purchase.)
  • Our Lending program is certified by the US Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”).
    • It includes eight sources of funding that help homebuyers with down payment and closing cost assistance.
    • In addition, we have lent funds into affordable housing development projects throughout the Thomas Jefferson Planning District.
  • Our Development activities aim to preserve and increase the number of high-quality, affordable housing units in our area, and we are certified as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO).
    • We acquire and rehabilitate and/or renovate existing properties and also create new affordable rental housing, much of which we continue to manage as certified property managers.
    • We have also produced affordable single family housing through neighborhood revitalization efforts.