Housing and Community Health

Housing Affordability Study

This plan, developed in partnership with HousingForward Virginia, provides a menu of 42 detailed housing policy solutions aimed at bringing a range of new housing opportunities to the region.

Regional Housing Assembly (RHA)

The Regional Housing Assembly (RHA) is an advisory group of volunteers in partnership with multi-sector stakeholders related to health and housing. The GWRC provides facilitation to include human services, transportation, land use, environment, and workforce planning into housing considerations. Composed of an overarching consortium of housing interests, the RHA will enhance regional coordination, communication, and effectiveness toward overall housing conditions in Planning District 16.

PDC Housing Development Program

The George Washington Regional Commission received $2 million to develop 20 affordable units within the region. This program is a thirty-six (36) month intensive process that focuses on each PDC reaching definitive milestones to produce the development of single-family and/or multifamily affordable housing units.

Fredericksburg Regional Continuum of Care (CoC)

The George Washington Regional Commission serves as lead agency for the Fredericksburg Regional Continuum of Care (CoC), a network of non-profits, local governments, and other community partners working together to prevent and end homelessness within Planning District 16.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)

Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funding is federal funding awarded through the Department of Homeland Security to supplement feeding, sheltering (including transitional sheltering) and rent/mortgage and utility assistance efforts.