ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Thanks to a nearly $112,000 grant from the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission, the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) is ready to create more affordable housing in the Star City.

According to officials, two single-family homes will be built at 832 Centre Avenue and 1805 Rorer Avenue as part of RRHA’s homeownership program, which helps first-time homebuyers with low or moderate income.

“This grant further advances the goal of more affordable housing and homeownership for people who couldn’t otherwise afford it,” Frederick Gusler, RRHA’s director of redevelopment and revitalization, said.

This grant comes as the entire country — especially the Roanoke area — deals with an affordable housing crisis.

“The need for affordable housing is high, and we are grateful for this grant as we will better be able to accommodate to the needs of those in our community,” said David Bustamante, the executive director of RRHA.

The homes are reportedly in the early design stages at this time, but if you think you qualify for affordable housing, you can contact Frederick Gusler at fgusler@rkehousing.org to get more information.