LYNCHBURG, Va. -

The largest low-income apartment building in Lynchburg is set to close at the end of August.

Now the agencies helping residents find new housing are asking the community for assistance.

About half of the residents at The Virginian have found new homes, but about 40 are still looking.

Leaders of Lynchburg's housing authority and other community organizations say they're reaching out to area landlords for help.

Shawne Farmer is Executive Director of the Interfaith Outreach Association. "I think we're at a point now,where we need to focus on finding 40 places for 40 people to live," Farmer told WDBJ7. "If we don't find those, there are going to be 40 people without a place to live when the doors lock at the end of August."

The residents have vouchers to subsidize their rent, and community leaders say the apartments can be anywhere in the region. 

Landlords who have available apartments or are interested in qualifying for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program are encouraged to contact the Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority.