TJPDC Housing and Human Services
TJPDC works with local government agencies and non-profit organizations to coordinate local initiatives on housing and human services and to develop effective and efficient solutions to our region's housing and human service needs.
TJPDC is involved in a variety of housing and human service activities aimed at improving the quality of life of the region's residents. Our projects include administering federal housing rehabilitation, regional housing planning and home ownership program funds entitled to the region, convening government agencies and non-profit organizations addressing homelessness in the region, and coordinating regional services for people with disabilities.
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Public Comments Sought on Draft Action Plan
The City of Charlottesville and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) invite all interested citizens to comment on the Draft Year 2014-2015 Action Plan of the Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan and the Action Plan guide the use of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the City of Charlottesville and federal HOME funds in the Thomas Jefferson Planning District (City of Charlottesville and counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson). Funding levels for the coming year are estimated as $534,766 for HOME and $407,522 for CDBG.
A public hearing will be held at the TJPDC office on April 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Water Street Center, 407. E. Water St. The City will also hold a public hearing on May 5, 2014. Public comments will be accepted between March 24 and April 24, 2014. The Action Plan is available here or by contacting Kathy McHugh, City of Charlottesville, at (434) 970-3315 or Billie Campbell, TJPDC, at (434) 979-7310 ext. 230.
HOME Performance Report Available for Comment
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission and the City of Charlottesville invite all interested citizens to comment on the DRAFT Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for HOME funds and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2012-2013 year. The CAPER is a required document describing the use of federal funds for housing and community development projects. The final report must be submitted to HUD by September 27, 2013. Comments are accepted from September 10 through 25. The DRAFT CAPER is available here. Questions or comments may be submitted to Billie Campbell, TJPDC, 434-979-7310 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Melissa Thackston, City Hall, 434-970-3182 or email@example.com
Consolidated Plan Update
Every five years the regional HOME Consortium and the City of Charlottesville evaluate local housing needs, establish priorities, and adopt a plan for the next five years of community development activities. This plan, known as the Consolidated Plan, serves to guide the use of federal funds allocated annually to create affordable housing for low-income households. The update process will occur between October 2012 and May 2013, and public input will be needed throughout. Visit the Consolidated Plan page for more information.
Housing Performance Report Submitted
The City of Charlottesville and TJPDC submitted the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funds for the 2011-2012 year. The CAPER is a required document describing the use of federal funds for housing and community development projects, submitted to HUD on September 28, 2012. The HOME Consortium completed 52 HOME projects during the program year. Of the 52 projects, 34 were rehabilitation of owner-occupied units, 13 were first-time homebuyer projects, and five were rental projects. Completed units for the year total 53. 79.2% of people receiving HOME assistance had incomes less than 50% MFI and 83.3% had incomes below 60% MFI. 54.7% of the families assisted with HOME funds were racial or ethnic minorities. Over the life of the program, the Thomas Jefferson HOME Consortium has brought in $16 million in HOME funds to the region to provide homeowner rehabilitation, homebuyer assistance, and rental development. 1344 projects have been completed since 1993. The 2011-2012 CAPER is available online here.
Second Edition Toolkit - Including update for 2010 Census
The Second Edition of the Transportation and Housing Alliance (THA) Toolkit is now available and ready for use. The Transportation and Housing Alliance (THA) is a statewide initiative in Virginia linking public and private efforts in the areas of housing and transportation. The Toolkit was produced through a grant awarded to the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) by the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD). VBPD recognized the important role of Planning District Commissions in developing and using this Toolkit.
The purpose of the Toolkit is to create plans that lead to livable communities for all citizens. The Toolkit provides approaches to assess current housing and transportation needs, project future needs, and identify overlapping issues and opportunities. To learn more, please visit our THA Toolkit Page.
Supplemental Update – Transitioning to American Community Survey Data and 2010 Census
Home Modification Guide
An online Home Modification Guide has been created to assist residents in the region with modifying their own home to meet their special needs. The website contains descriptions of potential home modifications, such as widened doorways and roll-in showers, a list of local organizations and individuals who have experience assisting in these projects, as well as links to local, state, and federal funding sources dedicated to home modification. The creation of the site was made possible with funding from the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF).
Homesharing/Accessory Dwelling Units Feasibility Study
In partnership with JABA, TJPDC has completed the feasibility study of a potential Homesharing program in the region, with an initial focus on the City of Charlottesville and the urban ring in Albemarle County. The feasibility study indicates a need and support for initiating a program here. Based on the input from the Advisory Committee at their final meeting on June 23, the program is being proposed to focus on the screening and matching process, with needed wrap-around services provided by other agencies and organizations in the community. The final report is available here in pdf format. For more information, contact Billie Campbell at TJPDC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-979-7310 x230.
The Livable for a Lifetime (L4L) initiative is a partnership of the TJPDC, the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) and the Piedmont Housing Alliance (PHA) to promote the design of homes and communities that are livable for a lifetime. This means incorporating universal design features and other amenities and services that allow people of all abilities and ages to live at home and engage fully in community life.
Visit the LivableforaLifetime.org website for White Papers, News Briefs and other information.