The TJPDC works with localities, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations to coordinate initiatives on housing to develop effective and efficient solutions to our region’s housing needs. The Regional Housing Partnership (RHP), formed in 2018, is now the primary vehicle through which regional coordination is carried out.
TJPDC established the Thomas Jefferson Housing Investment Corporation (TJHIC) in 1985 to carry out home rehabilitation projects and provide assistance to first time homebuyers. TJHIC became the Piedmont Housing Alliance in 1996.
The TJPDC formed the Thomas Jefferson HOME Consortium in 1993, bringing our six member governments together as a Consortium to receive federal HOME Investment Partnership funds. This was the first HOME Consortium in Virginia.
TJPDC manages US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development funds for the Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) provided through the USDA’s Rural Housing Service (RHS). TJPDC took this program over from Piedmont Housing Alliance in 2015.
The TJPDC has also been a regional partner with Housing Virginia. As part of that partnership, the TJPDC developed a series of white papers on the impact of housing and the Homesharing and Accessory Dwelling Units Resource Guide for Local Governments.
The RHP is an advisory board, created by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, in partnership with multi-sector stakeholders related to housing. Composed of an overarching consortium of housing interests, the Partnership will enhance regional coordination and effectiveness. The TJPD Commission adopted the RHP Framework on September 6, 2018.
The HOME Consortium was established in 1993 through a Cooperation Agreement among our six member localities: the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. This is an entitlement Consortium for federal HOME Investment Partnership funds to assist low-income households with housing needs.
Housing Preservation Grant
The HPG provides funding for emergency repairs, rehabilitation, and home safety modifications for very low income rural homeowners in the rural portions of Albemarle County, and in Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson Counties. The current grant (October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2020) provides $101,883 for projects, expected to serve 35 households over the two-year period. Projects are carried out by AHIP, F/LHF, Skyline CAP, and NCCDF.
News and Announcements
After each Program Year ending June 30, the City and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) invite public comment on the Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER is a required document describing the use of federal funds for housing and community development projects during the program year, to be submitted to HUD by September 28.
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission will be applying for FFY18 Funding through USDA Rural Housing Service for the Housing Preservation Grant. If awarded, the grant will provide funding for emergency repairs, rehabilitation, and home safety modifications for very low income rural homeowners in Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties.
The city of Charlottesville is creating a housing strategy to encourage the construction of homes that are affordable to households with incomes ranging from extreme poverty to the middle class. To help inform the strategy, the group sponsored a free summit on the topic as part of this week’s Tom Tom Founders Festival in collaboration with the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission.