Like many cities around the country, Charlottesville is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. Though the City has made repeated investments in developing and preserving affordable housing, Charlottesville still faces a significant affordable housing gap. At the same time, historical patterns of segregation persist throughout the City, and continue to contribute to racial disparities in income and opportunity.
The Charlottesville Affordable Housing Plan builds on past work done by the City and its partners, including a 2018 Housing Needs Assessment, to identify a framework to guide affordable housing policy and investments to increase the impacts of the City’s policies and programs, remove barriers to access, and advance racial equity in housing in Charlottesville.
On this page, we will walk through the main components of the draft Affordable Housing Plan, including the vision, guiding principles, and recommendations. If you would like to view more details, please view or download the full draft Affordable Housing Plan.