Consolidated Plan for the City of Charlottesville and the Thomas Jefferson HOME Consortium
The HOME Consortium and City of Charlottesville are in the process of updating their 5-Year housing plan, known as the Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan serves to guide the use of federal funds allocated annually to create affordable housing for low-income households in our region. The plan evaluates housing needs that currently exist, takes stock of the resources available to meet these needs, and sets realistic goals for the future.
This webpage will serve as a clearinghouse for information relevant to the Consolidated Plan update, and tools that can be used by the public to actively participate. Citizens of any locality in the Thomas Jefferson Planning District are encouraged to weigh in on this plan and help set housing priorities for the next five years.
Consolidated and Action Plans Available for Public Comment
Every five years, the City of Charlottesville and the regional HOME Consortium assess local housing and community development needs in the region and adopt a strategic plan to meet needs identified by the community. This “Consolidated Plan” is designed to help the region (City of Charlottesville and Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson) assess affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the several federal sources. The Action Plan identifies specific activities to be undertaken during the program year from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
A draft of the plan is available here for public comment. Comments will be accepted from March 22 to April 22, 2013. You can request a copy of the draft or send your comments to email@example.com or by mail to 401 E. Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902. You may also call Melissa Thackston at the City at (434) 970-3093 or contact Daniel Nairn at the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) at 434-979-7310 ext 290 or firstname.lastname@example.org. City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 pm in City Hall, 605 E. Main St., Charlottesville.
How to Participate
Please send any comments about the updated plan to Daniel Nairn, either through email email@example.com or mail at 401 E. Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Summaries of all citizen participation will be included in the plan, and comments will be used to inform the final selection of goals.
Public meetings will be held between October 2012 and March 2013. Notices of upcoming events will be posted here and announced through regular TJPDC correspondence. Register here to receive TJPDC's twice monthly News Brief email updates.
DRAFT Goals and Needs Assessment Summary
Housing and Community Development goals for each locality in the planning district, and the PDC as a whole, have been drafted. See also the summary of the Needs Assessment, which also includes the priority needs that have been identified for the region.
Online Survey Results
An online survey was conducted between January 4 and February 12 to identify and prioritize housing and community development needs in the community over the next five years, and evaluate goals previously set in the 2008 Consolidated Plan for continued relevance and propose new goals for consideration. A report summarizing the results of the survey may be downloaded here.
March 14th Public Workshop Presentations Available