The 21-page document advocates for inclusionary and protective zoning, among other policies and practices that its authors and contributors feel will lead to a more equitable city.
When Shelby Edwards stepped into the role of executive director of PHAR in summer 2020, it was like the blooming of a seed planted long ago, says PHAR co-founder and board president Joy Johnson. This week, they sat down with Charlottesville Tomorrow to look forward to the future of the organization.
Ms. Joy Johnson received national recognition for her commitment to housing advocacy, but she’s most proud of what she and her neighbors have accomplished locally.
After five years of court cases, a white supremacist rally, a change in state law and now a mandate from the state’s Supreme Court, Charlottesville can finally act on removal of its Confederate monuments. But when will the city act, and how? The answer could come on May 3.
This week, Gov. Ralph Northam loosened restrictions on bar seating, now allowing restaurant-bars to seat patrons at the bar for service, “provided a minimum of six feet is provided between parties.” The amendment to Executive Order 72, made somewhat quietly and effective immediately, was perhaps overshadowed by Northam’s signing of a bill that legalizes simple […]
This story has been updated to clarify information on AMI and housing affordability, the distinction between TJACH and The Haven, the size of the VSH apartments, and the proximity of the Premier Circle project to a public transit stop.More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no need to restate the havoc it has […]
Alice Washington knew it was real when the port-a-potties arrived last week. And when the construction fencing went up the next day, she could finally, truly, believe it: After more than 20 years of redevelopment promises made and broken over and over again, after 20 years of advocating for better living conditions for herself and […]
A single mother of three recently laid off from her job arrives home from a career fair to find an eviction notice taped to the front door of her rental home. An elderly man working part-time to supplement his Social Security income stirs from a nap and notices a sheet of paper that’s been slid […]
Last night’s Charlottesville City Council meeting began, as usual, with a presentation by Blue Ridge Health District Director Dr. Denise Bonds, whose slideshow full of statistics and charts show that in recent weeks there has been a slight uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases throughout the district, including in the city. Three hours and […]