There are a number of organizations that can assist income qualifying applicants that are looking to buy a home. Assistance ranges from listings of homes reserved for low income buyers, homebuyer counseling, and loan and grant programs. These organizations also have programs to help with foreclosure assistance. Please contact these organizations directly for more information.
Southside Community Development & Housing Corporationwww.scdhc.com | 804-231-4449
Make sure that you obtain all necessary permits and comply with zoning requirements before starting your home repair project. Common projects like fences, driveways, building additions, porches, and decks will likely require a permit.
Make sure that you hire a licensed contractor do any work for you. Check licensing status on Department of Professional and Organizational Regulation (DPOR) and check for company reviews on Better Business Bureau (BBB). DHR's Trades and Consultants Directory is a free listing of contractors experienced in historic repairs and building rehab.