Blighted Structures

DHCD has several programs that can help redevelop and repurpose blighted structures with the intent of creating new jobs, stimulating private investment and providing an economic lift to the community. Below is a list of programs that may meet your needs.


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Funding through the Virginia Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) may be used by eligible units of local government to address a wide range of needs, including rehabilitation of dilapidated buildings and revitalization of blighted structures to support economic development outcomes.


Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF)

IRF leverages local and private resources to achieve market-driven redevelopment of vacant and deteriorated industrial and commercial properties. Remnants of past economic vibrancy and local economies in transition, these structures are no longer suited for their former purpose, and in their current deteriorated condition, stand as a significant deterrent for future economic opportunity in the surrounding area and region. 


Virginia Main Street (VMS)

The Virginia Main Street program is an economic and community development program that offers a range of services and assistance to meet the many needs of communities interested in revitalization.


Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

The focus of Virginia’s ARC program is fostering economic development and improving the quality of life for Appalachian citizens.


Property Maintenance Official Directory

Contact your local property maintenance official using this guide. For those localities without a property maintance official, contact your local building code office.