In 2019, GWRC successfully applied for a grant through Virginia Housing (formerly Virginia Housing Development Authority) to develop a housing affordability study and action plan. GWRC has contracted with Housing Virginia, a Richmond-based nonprofit, to complete the study and develop the plan. So far, Housing Virginia has analyzed data, convened a working group, convened focus groups, and began developing the plan. The final plan will be completed in September 2020.
In December 2007, the GWRC Board created an Affordable Housing Task Force (AHTF) comprised of representatives from various community non-profit organizations involved with the housing issue, as well as business sector representatives from real estate, mortgage lending and housing construction. The AHTF produced the Affordable Housing Task Force Mid-Year Report in September 2008.