Posted inHealth and safety

The state has $700 million available in rent assistance, but local nonprofits fear the complicated application process will prevent vulnerable people from applying

As the saying goes, home is where the heart is. And in its physical manifestation as housing, home is very much the heart, central to all other aspects of a person’s life. If someone loses their housing, they might not be able to get to work as easily, and they could lose their job. If […]

Posted inOur neighborhoods

Housing voucher programs are integral to housing affordability. Here’s how they work locally.

Housing remains a hot topic of discussion in both Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville as both localities work through the housing components of their respective comprehensive plan updates, which include developing plans and policies for how to create not just more housing, but more affordable — and deeply affordable at that — housing […]

Posted inGovernment and public institutions

Albemarle nears firearms ban on county property, draws protest

Ahead of Wednesday’s Albemarle County Board of Supervisors meeting, a crowd of more than 100 gathered outside the County Office Building on McIntire Road to rally against a proposed gun ordinance that would prohibit the carrying of guns, ammunition or parts in public parks, buildings and recreation centers owned by the county. Steve Harvey, a 2022 […]