Faith Community in Charlottesville Addresses Affordable Housing

October 31, 2018. WMRA.

Tuesday night [Oct. 30] was the 13th Annual Assembly of the Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together, or IMPACT for short. And the focus of the faith community yesterday was: affordable housing. WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini attended the assembly at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Charlottesville.

Twenty-six local congregations came together yesterday under the banner of IMPACT, to tackle the issue of affordable housing in Charlottesville. Rev. Albert Connette, from Olivet Presbyterian Church, is a member of IMPACT’s housing research team.

IMPACT Meets with City, County Employees to Address Affordable Housing Crisis

October 30, 2018. NBC29.COM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Members of the faith community are coming together to discuss the affordable housing crisis with Charlottesville’s city manager and some Albemarle County supervisors.

People from 26 congregations across central Virginia gathered on Tuesday, October 30, as part of the efforts of Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together (IMPACT) to address concerns regarding affordable housing in the community.

The Women’s Center at Moores Creek; Region Ten’s beacon of hope in fighting women’s addictions

May 18, 2018. The Daily Progress.

Region Ten, the behavioral health care provider in the region, will see a dream come true early next month, when it will officially open the doors to The Women’s Center at Moores Creek. The new center, just a stone’s throw away from the main campus on Old Lynchburg Road, will focus on the treatment of women who battle substance abuse. To make that dream a reality, Region Ten is asking the community to raise funds to match an anonymous $250,000 matching donation it received recently.

Charlottesville hasn’t seen a facility focused on helping women who battle substance abuse for over three decades. Region Ten is changing that.  Come next month, those women, and their children, will finally have a place to go.

Religious-Based Group Wants City to Incentivize Developers to Provide Affordable Homes

May 16, 2018. NBC 29

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – The Charlottesville Housing Advisory Committee is working to tackle the affordable housing issues plaguing the city.

At its meeting on Wednesday, May 16, the full committee heard ideas from a religious-based group.

A group called the Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together, or IMPACT, has been conducting research in hopes of solving the housing crisis. The group says adopting new zoning codes could be the solution.

IMPACT says affordable housing is a fundamental problem that needs to be addressed at its roots. The group says the city should change legislation to incentivize developers to build more affordable units.

Finding a home: Region Ten set to open Women’s Center

May 11, 2018. Charlottesville Tomorrow.

Last year, Caitlin Kelly spoke to a crowd of an estimated 1,000 people about her 17-year struggle with addiction. It was part of a movement to build a place for women in Central Virginia to stay while recovering from substance abuse.

Now, the Region Ten Community Services Board’s Women’s Center at Moores Creek is preparing to host a housewarming party on June 1, and Kelly has just been hired as the center’s certified peer recovery specialist.