Virginia is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. Low– and moderate-income families struggle to find affordable housing in Virginia. According to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, 71 percent of very low-income Virginians spend more than half their incomes on housing. According to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC), approximately 29 percent (~905,000) of households were cost-burdened as of 2019. With thousands of families on backlogged waitlists for public housing programs, Virginia must address its housing supply and affordability crises. This means addressing supply-side, with zoning reform and streamlining permitting for affordable housing. It also means addressing the high cost of housing for Virginia families, and protecting tenants from landlord overstep.
VICPP supports increasing funding for affordable housing. Check out our Affordable Housing Fact Sheet for more details!
VICPP supports offering protections for tenants. Check out our Tenants’ Rights Fact Sheet for more details!
Everyone can sign our Petition to legislators on Housing Funding.
FOR DETAILS ABOUT VICPP’S STATEWIDE DAY OF ACTION & PRAYER, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
As part of VICPP’s Statewide Day of Action & Prayer, we are organizing actions around Virginia in collaboration with Virginia Organizing on the weekend of January 21 (right after our Day for All People) to highlight the need for affordable housing in the budget. Please plan a vigil locally at a site that has an impact on the housing stock in your community. If you would like support or help in your planning, don’t hesitate to email Sheila, our Faith Organizer. Be sure to email our Director of Communications at AyeshaGT@virginiainterfaithcenter.org to coordinate media coverage and inclusion in VICPP’s communications. CLICK HERE for the event details and information.