By Sarah Robinson, CBS 19

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — On Thursday night, IMPACT Charlottesville, an interfaith movement made up of 25 faith-based organizations that promotes community action, held a conference to discuss the affordable housing crisis in the city.

The virtual conference had more than 1,000 people on the call.

Organizers encouraged those watching to contact members of the Charlottesville City Council about providing more public housing for city residents in need, with special attention to children.

“It’s clear there’s still so much more progress that needs to be made for affordable housing. We’re just not done yet. Our community needs 3,000 more homes in the next ten years,” said Jim Bleakley of Charlottesville Vineyard Church.

IMPACT also spoke on the need to hold the Charlottesville School Board accountable for the lives of the most vulnerable children.

Members hope to encourage viewers to make sure that there are opportunities for all children in the district.

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