Alleghany County works with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Southeast Rural Community Assistance Program (SE/RCAP), and other community service providers to address housing issues.

Housing Programs Through the County:

Indoor Plumbing and Rehabilitation (IPR) Loan Program - Total Action for Progress (TAP) administers the Indoor Plumbing and Rehabilitation Loan Program for Alleghany County through DHCD. The program is designed to assist low- to moderate-income families who own their home and lack complete or partial indoor plumbing.  The IPR Program is designed to provide services and renovations to homes lacking a bathroom within the footprint of the house, failed septic system, or has a toilet but waste drops directly onto the ground under the home.  If you  need indoor plumbing services, please contact Michael Thompson at (540) 977-8209.

Emergency Home Repair  (EHR) Program - The County administers the Emergency Home Repair Program through DHCD. The program assists low- to moderate-income families with emergency repairs and accessibility improvements such as plumbing repairs, structural repairs, electrical repairs where hazards exist, roof repair/replacement, and heating system repair/replacement.

Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project - The County works with SE/RCAP to assist low- to moderate-income families with public water and sewer tap fees, hook-ups to public water and sewer, wells, septics, and plumbing repairs.

How to Apply for Housing Assistance:


Contact the County Administratorís office at (540) 863-6600 to obtain an application for assistance for the EHR program. A copy of the application in Adobe Acrobat can be downloaded here.....  For a free download of Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here.


Return the completed application to Melissa Munsey, County Administratorís Office, at 9212 Winterberry Avenue, Covington, VA 24426.