WASHINGTON (CBS19 NEWS) -- Some area organizations are getting federal funding to help people with affordable housing needs.

Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced more than $4.2 million in funding on Friday.

According to a release, the money will be awarded to Public Housing Authorities across Virginia through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Incremental Housing Choice Vouchers program.

“Rising rents and home prices are making it harder and harder for Virginians to find affordable housing options,” the senators said. “We’re glad this funding will help more Virginians across the Commonwealth find safe, affordable housing.”   

The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority is getting more than $62,000 while the Albemarle County Office of Housing is getting nearly $62,000.

The Buckingham Housing Development Corp. Inc. is also getting nearly $34,500.

The release says Housing Choice Vouchers help low-income families, the elderly and people with disabilities afford housing of their choice.

These are an additional allocation of HCVs, which will allow more Virginians be able to access safe housing.

Some other PHAs that are getting money are in Fairfax County, Arlington County, Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, Loudoun County, Staunton, Covington, and Bristol.