Virginia is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis, and people of faith want to help. Check out the fact sheets for the 2024 General Assembly session
Yes in God’s Backyard Fact Sheet – Supporting congregations building affordable housing
Affordable Housing Funding Fact Sheet – Ensuring housing has funding in the budget
2024 all Housing priorities – Including tenant protections
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.