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The Partnership’s Mission and History

The Partnership for Housing Affordability was founded in 2004 and was established as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 2006 in order to create awareness about affordable housing issues and to help to provide solutions with the support of concerned citizens and community and business leaders.

The Partnership envisions a coordinated, regional approach to affordable housing that is supported by the citizens and elected leadership of the jurisdictions that make up the Richmond metropolitan area.   With the commitment of needed resources and the adoption of necessary policies by local leaders, Richmond residents can live in vibrant and sustainable communities, characterized by a breadth of diversity among the residents, a variety of affordable housing choices, the integration of needed services, efficient use of the public infrastructure, and strategic preservation of natural resources.

The Partnership’s mission is to preserve and strengthen the area’s economic vitality, attractiveness, and competitiveness by helping the communities of the Richmond region to develop affordable housing opportunities.