This year, with support from the Meyer Foundation, CHACE has begun to develop materials that highlight the relationship between race and housing status. The legacy of racial discrimination, supported by public policy, has created significant disparities in housing status between black and white households across Virginia. A fact sheet illustrating some of these disparities … Continue reading Housing and Race
In 2017, our partner Community Housing Partners (CHP), launched a new after-school program for youth at 15 apartment communities. The program, Discovery Zone, offers both school and life skills, including social and emotional learning and literacy, to children in first through sixth grade. In 2018, CHP's Resident Services program took a look at the data … Continue reading National Housing Week of Action- CHP
We are beginning to share affordable housing success stories during the National Housing Week of Action (May 30-June 5). We plan to feature stories on our blog throughout our 2019 campaign. Just a few weeks ago, our partner SERCAP (Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc.) celebrated the rebuilding of a home with the addition of … Continue reading National Housing Week of Action- SERCAP
Virginia Housing Advocates, With your input we are working to establish our 2019 state housing policy priorities. We have created a Survey Monkey which we have shared with our partners and housing advocates throughout the Commonwealth and hope you will share with your networks. Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GFLB85S. Please take a few minutes to … Continue reading CHACE 2019 Policy Priority Survey
The president signed the Fiscal Year 18 Omnibus Bill on March 23, 2018, locking in increases for the HUD budget proposed by Congress. Overall, HUD saw a 10% increase in its budget from FY 17, which was a welcome surprise for advocates who feared major cuts to critical programs. The HUD budget items CHACE … Continue reading HUD Budget Safe for FY 18
Hello CHACE supporters! We are pleased to share that CHACE will continue the campaign in 2018 by broadening our mission “to inform voters, elected officials, and candidates at all levels of government on the importance of quality homes for Virginians at all income levels.” CHACE accomplished a lot leading up to the 2017 elections, (read … Continue reading CHACE is back for 2018!
VOICE recently hosted a forum where they asked the Gubernatorial candidates to support their issue priorities. One of VOICE's priorities is to increase the annual allocation of the Virginia Housing Trust Fund. Below is the original VOICE ask followed by the candidate responses. VOICE's Ask: "Housing that is affordable for workers & families. Support building affordable … Continue reading Both Virginia Gubernatorial Candidates State Their Support of the Virginia Housing Trust Fund at VOICE Forum
New poll shows a majority of Virginians want to expand state funding for affordable housing and require utility companies to support efficiency upgrades that help families save on energy bills.
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