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BRASS Housing Assistance
P. O. Box 3
Roanoke, VA 24002
Contact: Keith Hall, Executive Director, 344-6705
Provide services, including short-term and tenant-based rental assistance, to people with AIDS/HIV.

Blue Ridge Housing Development Corporation
P. O. Box 11683
Roanoke, VA 24022
Contact: Alvin Nash, President, CEO, 777-2777
Develops projects to ensure that decent, safe and affordable housing is provided for low-income individuals. Specializes in homebuying programs and affordable housing products. Administers a loan fund for low-income, first-time homebuyers and offers pre- and post-purchase housing counseling.

Blue Ridge Independent Living Center
1502-D Williamson Road, NE
Roanoke, VA 24012
Contact: Karen B. Michalski, Executive Director, 342-1231
Assists people with severe disabilities in locating affordable and accessible housing. Networked with the City of Roanoke to make modifications and repairs to housing for people with severe disabilities.

Northwest Neighborhood Environmental Organization, Inc. (NNEO)
802 Loudon Avenue, NW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Contact: Executive Director, 343-5674
Addresses serious community issues, including deteriorated housing, neglected and vacant properties, crime, and inadequate public services and facilities. Has constructed or rehabilitated 23 single-family homes, oversaw the construction of Thornhill Place, high-quality rental units, and developed McCray Court for low-income senior citizens.

Rescue Mission of Roanoke, Inc.
P. O. Box 11525
Roanoke, VA 24022
Contact: Joy Sylvester-Johnson, Executive Director, 343-7227
A Christian crisis intervention center that provides 214 beds of temporary and transitional shelter, food on premises, clothing and furniture and a residential recovery program for substance abuse.

Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority
P.O. Box 6359
Roanoke, VA 24017
Contact: Glenda Edwards, Executive Director, 983-9281
Provides information on public housing and home ownership in the Roanoke Valley. Owns and operates 1,467 units of public housing and administers 1,335 units of Section 8 housing. Also oversees Homeownership Opportunities Program for moderate-income, first-time homebuyers.

Roanoke Regional Housing Network
P. O. Box 598
Roanoke, VA 24001
Contact: Dan Merenda, Director for Community Development, 985-0131
Provides a forum for the region’s housing interests to become proactively involved with housing issues. Sponsors special events for housing professionals and publishes newsletter on housing issues.

Roanoke Valley Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
1701 Cleveland Avenue, SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Contact: Karen Mason, Executive Director, 344-0747
Improves the lives of low-income families in need by providing affordable quality homes in partnership with homeowners and volunteers for the enhancement of the community. Habitat for Humanity serves families whose annual income falls between 24 and 50% of the Roanoke Median Family Income. Qualified families are accepted into the program based on their willingness to partner, need and ability to pay. Participants are provided with a program of family education and support to prepare them for homeownership.

TAP-Total Action Against Poverty
P. O. Box 2868
Roanoke, VA 24001
Contact: Theodore J. (Ted) Edlich, President and CEO, 345-6781
Works to improve the lives of individuals and families in our community. Programs include: Head Start, Women’s Resource Center, The Transitional Living Center, Virginia CARES Offender Programs, Fatherhood and Families, Families First, Weatherization, Indoor Plumbing, Housing Counseling, Emergency Home Repair, Section 8, Single Room Occupancy, This Valley Works, and Community Development and Outreach.