“Understanding the Myths and Realities of Manufactured Housing” recently released by the Virginia Nonprofit Housing Coalition in cooperation with project:HOMES.
In the fall of 2013, PHA responded to a request by the Capital Region Collaborative to create a Regional Housing Plan. The idea of a comprehensive housing plan came as a result of 85 community conversations and two community surveys that showed broad public sentiment that the Richmond region has quality of housing issues for low income residents.
PHA engaged the Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) at Virginia Tech and VCU’s Center for Urban and Regional Development in early 2014 to gather the relevant local data and to seek public input from interviews, surveys and a workshop that was held on November 21, 2014. The resulting report, Housing the Richmond Region: Needs, Impediments, and Strategies, was released on March 31, 2015 at a symposium at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center.
PHA is working with stakeholders across the region to facilitate the report’s implementation. Our progress will be measured against metrics that are currently being developed by VCHR, and we will provide regular updates about the plan’s impact on the region.
City of Richmond Affordable Housing Strategy
The City of Richmond(City) retained David Paul Rosen & Associates (DRA) to prepare a Comprehensive Affordable Housing Strategy and Affordable Housing Trust Fund Study for the City. The goal of the Study is to assist local decision-makers in making informed policy decisions that best provide for the affordable housing needs of the community, and to guide the use of the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The research phase of this Study analyzed demographic and residential real estate market conditions, affordable housing needs, and existing local revenues for housing in the City of Richmond. It also reviewed potential revenue sources for the Richmond Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF).
The reports detailing DRA’s research are found in the following Appendices to this Strategy Report:
On Wednesday, March 20, 2013, Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, of George Mason University, presented a study analyzing the number of jobs projected to locate in the Richmond region between now and 2030. Considering the wages those jobs will likely pay, Dr. Sturtevant then compared existing housing inventory and prospective housing capacity given current zoning to determine if the region’s current and future planned housing will accommodate the anticipated job growth. Click here for an article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Monday, February 11, 2013, Nathan Norris of Placemakers presented a seminar on how changes in consumer preferences are transforming the nature of real estate development and economic development strategies for communities. Mr. Norris explained why those changes are taking place, how they are tied to smart growth principles, and how to leverage them for the benefit of the local community and your business.
On Thursday, April 26, 2012, more than 100 guests joined The Partnership for Housing Affordability for The Three R’s: Revitalization, Reinvention and Return of Investment at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This workshop explored national trends in revitalization and looked at the Richmond region’s current revitalization efforts and plans. Below are the presentations from the workshop:
On April 19, 2010, members of the community, government officials and business leaders gathered at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center to learn more about affordable housing in the Richmond area. Two local studies were introduced by the Partnership for Housing Affordability that show the benefits of building affordable, sustainable developments in our region.
For a hard copy of either Symposium study, contact the Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National and Statewide Statistics and Reports: