Bristol Redevelopment & Housing Authority

Bristol Redevelopment & Housing Authority


National Homeownership Month celebrates the value that owning a home brings to families, communities, and neighborhoods across America. BRHA offers two programs that can help grow the dream of homeownership. Read about Resident Opportunity for Self-Sufficiency (ROSS), Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) and how Virginia Housing is making access to home loans and grants easier.

Resident Opportunity for Self-Sufficiency (ROSS ) & Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)

The ROSS program works to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources, for supportive services and resident empowerment activities.

  • Enable participating families to increase earned income
  • Reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance
  • Make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency

FSS is used to coordinate public and private resources that help program participants obtain employment that will enable participating families to achieve economic independence.

If you have questions about either program, please call the EnVision Center at (276) 821-3080.

Virginia Housing Mobile Mortgage Office

Mobile Mortgage Offices bring home loans and grants to homebuyers in rural areas of Virginia where there is a lack of Virginia Housing participating lenders. The Virginia Housing Mobile Mortgage Office is an RV set up as an office, staffed by an experienced home loan officer. Mobile Mortgage Office loan originators can provide information on Virginia Housing first mortgage loan products, Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance grants and free homebuyer education classes. You can find the location schedule for the van at