December 30, 2022

Don’t Suffer in the Cold!

Grants for replacing heating system equipment are available for eligible households.

Woman with cold setting her termostat

Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation can help eligible homeowners replace defective HVAC equipment through the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program. The program offers grants to help make necessary repairs and improvements more affordable for low- to moderate-income households who own and live in their home in Virginia Beach.

Eligible applicants may receive up to $25,000 in assistance for emergency home repairs in order to remove health and safety hazards, exterior home rehabilitation and correcting certain code violations.

Other eligible activities include:

  • Winterization
  • Replacing roof/ceiling assembly (case-by-case basis)
  • Accessibility and usability modifications (e.g. stair lifts, accessible bathtubs or widening of doorways)
  • Correcting electrical, gas and plumbing hazards
  • And more!

Grants are also available for eligible manufactured/mobile home rehabilitation.

The program is not intended for making routine maintenance repairs to systems or equipment.

Assistance is provided based on the availability of funding to applicants who meet income and other eligibility requirements. For details or to see if you qualify, contact the Housing Development Division at (757) 385-5834 or

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