Healthy Homes Roanoke
What is Healthy Homes Roanoke?
Healthy Homes Roanoke is a public-private collaborative that works to make homes in Roanoke healthier, safer, and more comfortable for our most vulnerable residents. They do this by connecting people with resources and rehabbing homes in the City.
For qualifying residents, they complete holistic home assessments that identify housing hazards such as mold, poor indoor air quality, lead paint, energy burden, and accessibility concerns.
Addressing these home hazards can help improve the health of our City's residents, reduce anxiety and crime, improve neighborhood home values, and free up residents to invest in businesses, children, and their communities.
To learn more about the program and find out if you are eligible, please visit www.healthyhomesroanoke.org
Who are the partners?
The collaboration is composed of local government, the health department, private businesses, a local hospital system, non-profit organizations, a financial institution, and private citizens. Our current partners are Blue Ridge Independent Living Center, Carilion Clinic, City of Roanoke's Office of Community Resources and Office of Sustainability, Community Housing Partners, Freedom First Federal Credit Union, Renovation Alliance, Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, Roanoke Gas Company, and Total Action for Progress.
How is it funded?
Healthy Homes Roanoke funding comes through the US department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. The City of Roanoke received a $2 million grant in 2022 to address health and safety hazards through home rehab for housing units located in the City.
What are the goals of the grant?
The goals of the grant are to:
- Complete 125 Healthy Home Assessments
- Complete radon testing on all homes that receive Healthy Homes funding
- Complete healthy home interventions for City of Roanoke residents that are members of the priority populations
- Complete healthy home interventions on homes built before 1978
- Work collaboratively with community partners to foster Healthy Homes concepts in the community
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for services, you must live in the city of Roanoke and meet the income guidelines below:
- Have 4 or more people in your family with a combined household income under $73,100
- Have 3 people in your family with a combined household income under $65,800
- Have 2 people in your family with a combined household income under $58,500
- Live by yourself with an income under $51,200
Healthy Homes Roanoke gives priority to homes built before 1978, especially with vulnerable residents including children, individuals with disabilities, and people age 62 and older. Even if you do not meet these requirements, we may still be able to connect you with agencies or service providers.
How do I apply?
Application information can be found on our partners’ individual websites or by reaching out to them by phone. A list of our current housing rehab partners are below: