Meet Brian Reagan, Affordable Dwelling Units Program Supervisor, Department of Family Services, Loudoun CountyIn this article, Brian provides information about resources available to Loudoun County residents, builders and home buyers. What are the housing program options in Loudoun County?
Loudoun County offers a multitude of housing programs across the income spectrum to serve those who are experiencing homelessness, renters and first-time homeowners. There are loan options for eligible non-profit and for-profit affordable housing developers that propose to develop long-term, affordable multi-family rental housing units. Information about the county’s various housing programs can be found on our website at www.loudoun.gov/housing
.What services are available to help home buyers in Loudoun County?
The ability to purchase a home is an exciting opportunity! Fortunately, Loudoun County offers several programs to aid you with the purchase of your home. Do you need assistance with your down payment and/or closing costs? The county’s Down Payment/Closing Cost Assistance Program (DPCC) can assist with that. Are you an employee of the Loudoun County Government? The county’s Public Employee Homeownership Grant (PEG) Program can assist with a $10,000 grant for the purchase of a home located within Loudoun County. Do you need additional information about the home buying process or how to take care of your home once you’ve purchased it? Answers to these questions and more information about our programs is provided at www.loudoun.gov/housing
. Where can I find information about laws that support fair housing and how do I file a complaint?
This is a terrific question, especially since April is National Fair Housing Month. The Virginia Fair Housing Board administers and enforces national and state fair housing laws. The laws prohibit housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, familial status (families with children under age 18) and “elderliness” (age 55 or older). If you feel as though you have been discriminated against according to the classes mentioned above, call 804-367-8530 or 888-551-3247, or e-mail [email protected]