Fair Housing Information & Referral

The Housing Office offers Information and Referral services to help assist low-income households with questions on a variety of housing related topics. These include, but are not limited to rental assistance, Housing Choice Voucher Program, housing rehabilitation, fair housing, community resources and landlord/tenant issues.

Virginia Fair Housing Law

It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide for fair housing throughout the Commonwealth, to all its citizens, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, source of funds, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, or disability, and to that end to prohibit discriminatory practices with respect to residential housing by any person or group of persons, in order that the peace, health, safety, prosperity, and general welfare of all the inhabitants of the Commonwealth may be protected and ensured. This law shall be deemed an exercise of the police power of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the protection of the people of the Commonwealth.

Contact for Assistance

Contact the following organizations for assistance:

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
451 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20410
Phone: 202-708-1112
TTY: 202-708-1455

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc.

626 East Broad Street
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-354-0641

Housing Crisis Hotline

If you are homeless, near homeless, or otherwise have an immediate need for housing or shelter, call the Housing Crisis Hotline at 757-587-4202. The Housing Crisis Hotline serves York County and other jurisdictions on the Peninsula. Hotline. It is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Virginia Fair Housing Office