|Total Population: 26,652*|
3,790 students; Schools--3 elementary, 1 middle, 1 high
|FY11 Operating Budget: $60.6 million (including schools)|
|Real Estate Tax Rate: $.54 per $100 assessed value|
|Total civilian employment: 14,277**|
*2009 provisional estimate
** Virginia Workforce Connection
TJPDC Works with Columbia to Seek Housing Grant
With TJPDC assistance, the Town of Columbia is pursuing CDGB funds to improve housing conditions for its residents. With the heart of town sitting close to the confluence of the James and Rivanna Rivers, Columbia has been challenged by the threat of flooding for the past two centuries. The Town hopes that focusing attention on the main corridor through the flood plain will alleviate some of the most pressing housing needs and catalyze revitalization of the whole town. TJPDC staff has helped the town convene a management team, survey residents, assess all of the buildings and infrastructure in the town and collect material needed for a planning grant application to DHCD.
RideShare assisted 69 residents in Fluvanna County in finding carpools in FY10. RideShare also partnered with JAUNT to market commuter routes and Guaranteed Ride Home service to residents at Lake Monticello.
The Consortium completed 38 projects during the program year. Of the 38 projects, 21 were rehabilitation of owner-occupied units and nine were first-time homebuyer downpayment assistance. Two projects were rehabilitation of rental units and six were rental development projects.
The Fluvanna/Louisa Housing Foundation completed two first-time homebuyer projects, one rental acquisition and rehabilitation project, two acquisition and new construction (rental development) project, and three owner rehabilitation projects, for a total of eight projects in Fluvanna between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.