Emergency Home Repair



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:

  • Public Notice PY2019 Annual Action Plan & Program
  • FY2016-17 Executive Summary for Annual Action Plan
  • 2015 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)
  • 2015-2019 City of Colonial Heights Consolidated Plan
  • 2013-2014 Action Plan
  • 2015-2016 Consolidated Action Plan Evaluation Report (CAPER)
  • 2013-2014 Consolidated Action Plan Evaluation Report (CAPER)
  • 2014-2015 CDBG Action Plan Executive Summary

  • 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
    *PY2019 HUD Income Limits for Richmond MSA