Workforce Housing Eligibility

The ODU CDC is building workforce/ affordable housing near the university campus on 43rd Street for sale at prices that workforce families, in particular teachers beginning their careers can afford. The workforce housing is intended to appeal primarily to Norfolk Public School teachers but other key members of the workforce such as city employees, police officers, and fire department employees will be eligible to purchase the houses. The objective of the housing is to keep families from being forced out of the city by the high cost of housing. The land for this project was conveyed to the ODU CDC by the City of Norfolk.

As such, the preferred eligibility characteristics for prospective homeowners is as follows:

  • Employees of Norfolk Sheriff Department, ODU Employees, City of Norfolk employees, including teachers, employees of the police and fire departments.
  • Income Standard: Income between 80% - 120% of the Statistical Median Income of Hampton Roads, Virginia as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.