The mission of Homeless and Housing Programs (HHP) is to prevent and alleviate homelessness by providing temporary rental assistance, case management, and housing counseling to individuals and families experiencing a financial crisis that allows them to obtain or maintain permanent housing.


Housing & Homeless Programs at NRCA offers three services:

Financial Assistance,

Housing Counseling, and

Renter Education.



Eligibility Requirements: For Financial Assistance households must be homeless or at-risk of homelessness per grant guidelines. There are also income and rent requirements that vary by locality. Housing Counseling and Renter Education is available to anyone in the community regardless of income.


Service Area: HHP serves the counties of Floyd, Giles, Pulaski and Montgomery and the City of Radford.


How to access services: Visit any local Emergency Assistance office to be screened for services.


Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:30 to 5:00


Contact Information:

Lisa Yost, Coordinator 540-633-5133 x. 440 lyost@nrcaa.org




Financial Assistance is available to those households who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Financial Assistance can pay for deposits, rent and utilities. It is time-limited, and Certified Housing Counselors provide a housing counseling component to facilitate the goal of long-term financial independence for the program participants.




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Housing Council

Housing Counseling is offered in 5 areas: pre-purchase, post-purchase, foreclosure prevention, rental, and homelessness. Certified Housing Counselors will listen to your situation—whether you're buying or renting. We can talk to your landlord or mortgage company and help you find local resources to meet your need.




Homeowner Class

.Renter Education covers fair housing, landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities, energy savings tips, and financial management tips. Classes are held twice a month in each locality and last two hours. You must pre-register to attend. Classes are open to anyone, regardless of income.