April 11, 2019. NBC29.COM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Members of the faith community are coming together to address a common concern across central Virginia.
Thursday, April 11, hundreds of people gathered with the goal of
pushing elected officials to make commitments on affordable housing
Members of the group Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together (IMPACT)
invited city, county, and University of Virginia administrators to
discuss their roles in expanding affordable housing, but they say some
are falling short on their promises.
April 5, 2019. Charlottesville Tomorrow.
More than 10,000 households in Charlottesville and Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, Fluvanna and Nelson counties spend more than half their income on housing, according to a regional housing study released Thursday.
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission hired Partners for Economic Solutions to complete the Comprehensive Regional Housing Study and Needs Analysis. PES finalized Charlottesville’s housing assessment last spring.
The study found housing costs to be
more severe for the lowest-income families in Albemarle than in
Charlottesville. Of renter households making less than 30% of area
median income in the county — equivalent to $25,600 a year for a family
of four — 68% spent more than half of their income on housing.
April 3, 2019. The Daily Progress.
Albemarle County will soon be starting a process for updating its affordable housing policy.
Wednesday, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors approved moving
forward with the update using information from a regional housing needs
assessment. The board was provided with a summary of Albemarle’s data.
Pethia, the county’s principal planner for housing, presented the data
to the board, which showed that about 20% of all homeowners and 34% of
renter households, or 10,700 of the county’s 42,479 households, are
estimated to be cost-burdened, which is defined as paying more than 30%
of monthly income on housing.
March 12, 2019. NBC29.COM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – People of all faiths in central Virginia are coming together to address a problem they say knows no religion.
On Tuesday, March 12, about 100 members of IMPACT
(Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together)
gathered at the Church of the Incarnation to advocate for more
affordable housing in the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
November 18, 2018. The Daily Progress.
A housing fund likely will be included in Albemarle County’s fiscal year 2020 budget.
county Board of Supervisors last week heard again from community
members and members of Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by
Congregations Together who want the board to establish a housing fund
with annual and consistent funding.
Dershimer, with Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church serves on IMPACT’s
affordable housing committee. She said in an interview that IMPACT
members are pleased that supervisors agreed to direct county staff to
work on the group’s proposals related to affordable housing.