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Charlottesville Housing Affordability Program Application Deadline September 3

Post Date:08/28/2019 3:40 PM
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Todd Divers
Commissioner of the Revenue
August 28, 2019

Charlottesville Housing Affordability Program Application Deadline September 3

City Council's tax relief program seeks to aid low-income homeowners

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -In an effort to promote and preserve homeownership in the city of Charlottesville, City Council developed the Charlottesville Housing Affordability Program (CHAP) in order to offer grants to homeowners who may not otherwise qualify for the City’s elderly and disabled tax relief programs.

These grants help offset the financial hardships faced by many homeowners due to rising real estate assessments. If you are the legal owner and occupant of your home (valued at $375,000 or less), you owe no delinquent real estate taxes, your household income is $55,000 or less, and you own no other real estate property (anywhere), you may qualify for a CHAP grant.

Normally the deadline for applying is September 1, but since this date falls on a weekend along with the Labor Day holiday, the deadline for submitting applications has been extended to September 3, 2019. For more information and to download a Charlottesville Housing Affordability Program (CHAP) Application, go to For further information regarding Real Estate Tax Relief, please call 434-970-3160.


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