Housing Assistance

Housing for Homeless or Income-Based Housing

Chesterfield and Colonial Heights residents seeking information on housing due to the risk of being homeless, are homeless, or in need of low- and moderate-income based housing can find resources in this section. Many rental opportunities in both locations are through the private real estate market, but there are agencies and organizations that provide lower-cost housing.

For programs and services which more specifically assist individuals and families to meet their financial and basic needs, visit the Financial and Basic Needs Assistance page.

For programs and services which more specifically assist adults, families and children, visit the Adult, Family and Children's Services page.

Shelter Access

Circumstances can arise that find Chesterfield and Colonial Heights community members facing homelessness in need of temporary residence assistance.

Emergency Shelters

Emergency shelters are for individuals and families that need temporary residence due to homelessness. Chesterfield and Colonial Heights do not have any emergency shelters in either locality; however, there are regional programs that can be contacted.  

Homeward's Homeless Connection Line
Homeward's Homelessness Connection Line facilitates access to resources and shelter alternatives for those who are three days or less away from losing their housing. The line is also available for those already experiencing homelessness.

Commonwealth Catholic Charities Housing Resource Center
The Commonwealth Catholic Charities Housing Resource Center is a safe and welcoming place to stay during the day for those experiencing homelessness.

Housing Families First's Hilliard House
Housing Families First's Hillard House is a short-term emergency shelter for up to 40 children and adults who are on their way to a permanent home but need a safe and supportive stopover. Here, families experiencing homelessness have the chance to work with supportive staff for a month or so while they regroup, regain control over their lives, and plan their path to housing stability. To learn more about the Hillard House and how to gain access to the program, please contact Hillard House by email or call 804-236-5800.

Income-Based Housing Opportunities

View income-based housing opportunities in Chesterfield and Colonial Heights.

Low-Income Housing: Chesterfield County

Low-income housing is a housing or residential unit that rents to people who qualify for reduced rent based on their income and family size.

Brook Creek Crossings Apartments
700 Colton Creek Road, Midlothian, VA 23113
Income Limit: Will vary based on family size

Colonial Ridge Apartments
2609 Mangowood Drive, South Chesterfield, VA 23834
Income Limit: Will vary based on family size

Iron Bridge Road Apartments
6700 Iron Creek Circle, Chesterfield, VA 23831
Income Limit: Will vary based on family size

Rockwood Village
3901 Price Club Boulevard, Midlothian, VA 23112
Income Limit: Will vary based on family size

Watermark Garden Apartments (55+ Community)
6050 Hendry Ave., Richmond, VA 23234
Income Limit: Reserved for individuals aged 55 or older whose income is no more than 60% of area median income (AMI). For a one person household, that is $44,820 annually; for a two person household, that is $51,180 annually. Monthly rent ranges from $617 (one bedroom unit) to $1,337 (two bedroom unit).

Winchester Greens
2800 Bensley Commons Boulevard, North Chesterfield, VA 23237
Income Limit: $975 - $1,430 per month

Supportive Housing

View supportive housing opportunities in Chesterfield and Colonial Heights.

Community Services Board Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing is a Housing First model program that offers services to individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI) regardless of current sobriety or use of substances, poor credit, or financial history, poor or lack of rental history, criminal conviction, or behaviors that indicate a lack of housing readiness.

The Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSH) provides a support system to empower individuals to move forward from prior challenges and establish stable housing to improve quality of life through a person-centered and recovery-oriented approach. Stable housing creates opportunities to access needed medical care, mental health care, and substance use treatment on a consistent basis, build and maintain relationships and have security in basic needs.

PSH programs for individuals with SMI, including those with co-occurring medical conditions or substance use disorders (SUDs), must prioritize serving those who meet one or more of the following criteria. Adults with serious mental illness, as defined by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services (DBHDS), who are currently: 1. patients in state psychiatric facilities who are interested and eligible for PSH, or 2. residents of supervised residential settings (e.g., assisted living facilities, group homes) who can live more independently, or 3. chronically homeless, or literally homeless and at risk of becoming chronically homeless, or 4. unstably housed and frequent users of hospital or criminal justice system interventions.

Eligibility Requirements for a PSH Program

The following are the eligibility requirements for the permanent supportive housing program:

  • You must have a physical or mental illness that makes it difficult to work
  • You must have low income
  • Your health condition has caused you to go into poverty if you are not already in poverty.
  • You must be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless within 30 days.
  • You must be dealing with addiction issues.

A caseworker will be assigned to you to complete the screening process for admission to the program. For additional information please call 804-748-1544.

Additional Housing Options

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Public Housing

Public housing is a rental assistance program that allows renters with low incomes to pay a portion of their monthly income to rent. Public housing renters are assigned a housing unit to them through the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). There are currently no rental units in Chesterfield or Colonial Heights overseen by the Federal Housing Authority.

Home Ownership Assistance

View home ownership assistance options in Chesterfield and Colonial Heights. For additional resources, view Community Enhancement's housing resources page.

Affordable Home Ownership

Low to moderate-income buyers can purchase homes. It may be more cost-effective and have a lower monthly payment than renting. It is important to know the process of home ownership, your rights as a purchaser, and any common difficulties. The program, Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) of Virginia has information on these areas and can help families navigate home ownership if they qualify for the program. 

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia
626 East Broad Street, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23219
Email HOME of VA
Visit: Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity
1901 Roane Street, Richmond, VA 23222
Visit: Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity