Emergency Home Repair


Public Notice

The City of Colonial Heights will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 16th 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Colonial Heights City Hall Chambers, 201 James Avenue. The hearing is a component of the citizen participation plan that contributes to the development of the 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan includes the 2020 Annual Action Plan, which identifies how the city will utilize this year’s allocation of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds.

The City is also developing an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choices (AI) and the City will be taking comments on proposed impediments. The AI is required by HUD for local jurisdictions receiving CDBG funds. The presentation at the public hearing will provide a brief overview of the Needs Assessment. The City encourages citizens to attend, especially low and moderate-income citizens and residents of low and moderate-income neighborhoods, to express their opinions concerning the needs of the City and their view on impediments to housing.  

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers located at 201 James Avenue, Colonial Heights, Virginia to consider the following:

1)     Citizen comments on the PY2020 Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Action Plan PY20-24

2)     Approval of the PY2020 Annual Action Plan

3)     Endorsement of the AI

The 30-day citizen comment period will start on Friday May 15th 2020 and conclude on Tuesday, June 16th , 2020.  During the comment period, a draft of the Consolidated Plan, Action Plan, and Analysis of Impediments are available at the City Hall Planning Department (201 James Ave, 1st Floor) and will be posted on the City website (http://www.colonialheightsva.gov/). All citizens and stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments.

Comments or questions may be submitted by Tuesday, June 16th , 2020 to:

Brandi Payne, Assistant Director
Department of Planning & Community Development
 201 James Avenue, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
 Phone: (804) 520-9297 / Fax: (804) 524-8755
Email: payneb@colonialheightsva.gov.

All persons affected or interested are invited to be present at the public hearing at the time and place stated above, when an opportunity will be given for them to be heard. Any interested party whose participation in this public hearing would require reasonable handicap accommodation, or be in need of a translator should contact Brandi Payne at (804) 520-9297 prior to the meeting.  

Proposed Use of CDBG Funds for 2020-2021

Home Repair Program: $95,217.30

Administrative Funds: $10,579.70

CDBG-COVID Supplemental Funds: $62,237.00

Total CDBG Funds: $168,034.00

Displacement Statement: No displacement will be required by the activities to be undertaken with CDBG PY2020-2021 assistance


The City of Colonial Heights is an entitlement community and has received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds since 2005. Community Development Grant funds are issued to the City by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the Colonial Heights Emergency Home Repair Program. Each year the City must meet the objectives set out by the City’s Consolidated Plan and yearly Action Plan to report how the funding was spent on the Consolidated Action Plan Evaluation Report (CAPER). 

Plans and Reports

The current plans and reports are able to be viewed by selecting a link below:

  • PY19-20 Annual Action Plan
  • 2015 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)
  • 2015-2019 City of Colonial Heights Consolidated Plan

  • Eligibility

    For the Emergency Home Repair Program, a grant of up to $8,000 is available for owner-occupied households to assist with specific home repairs or activities that eliminate conditions detrimental to the safety and health of the residents.

    Eligible activities or repairs include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • faulty roofs,
    • unsafe electrical, heating or plumbing systems,
    • faulty porches and steps that present a safety risk, and
    • lead-based paint testing
    Ineligible activities consist of any unnecessary physical improvements, any repairs of a cosmetic nature, repairs to sheds, and repairs to garages or any structure not attached to the living unit.

    The program is available citywide; however, priority will be given to households in the Violet Bank-Flora Hill and Shepherd Stadium districts. Priority will also be given to low-income households, persons who are elderly or disabled, first-time applicants and those that need repairs that constitute an emergency.

    In order to be eligible for this grant, homeowners must be at or below 80% of the area median income. Income and assets will be verified before a home repair contract is issued. The total household income based on the number of people living in the home, cannot exceed the following:

    Number of Persons in Household
    Maximum Income
    *PY2020 HUD Income Limits for Richmond MSA