The Regional Housing Partnership (RHP) serves as an official advisory board, created by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, in partnership with the public, private, nonprofit, and citizen stakeholders related to housing.  The Regional Housing Partnership (RHP) will address the housing needs of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District’s region, with a focus on housing production, diversity, accessibility, cost, location, design, and increasing stability for the region’s residents.

At their September 6 meeting, the TJPD Commission approved the Operational Framework for the Regional Housing Partnership (RHP). Support for the creation of the RHP came out of the Action Forum held in April 2018, as part of the TomTom Founders Festival’s Hometown Summit.

Key work products of the RHP will be a Regional Housing Needs Analysis, a Regional Housing Plan, and semi-annual Regional Housing Summits.

2019 Dates
Oct. 15, 2019 [ Agenda ]
Sept. 25, 2019 [ Agenda ]
August 30, 2019 [ Agenda ]
April 19, 2019 [ Agenda ]
Jan. 24, 2019 [ Agenda | Video ]
  • City of Charlottesville, Heather Hill
  • Albemarle County, Ned Galloway
  • Fluvanna County, Gequetta Murray-Key
  • Greene County, Jay Willer
  • Louisa County, Robert Babyok
  • Nelson County, Jesse Rutherford
  • Non-Profit Housing Representative, Anthony Haro
  • Non-Profit Housing Representative, Dan Rosensweig
  • Non-Profit Housing Representative, Sunshine Mathon
  • Builder Representative, Christopher Brement
  • Developer Representative, Chris Henry
  • Design Professional Representative, Greg Powe
  • Citizen/Resident Representative (Urban), Brandon Collins
  • Citizen/Resident Representative (Rural), Mozelle Booker
  • University of Virginia Representative, Colette Sheehy
  • TJPDC Commissioner Representative, Keith Smith
  • Rural Nonprofit Representative, George Krieger
  • Workforce Investment Board Chair, Jeff Waite
  • Regional Transit Partnership Chair, Diantha McKeel
  • Thomas Jefferson Health District, Denise Bond


The primary objectives of the RHP are:

To Address Unmet Housing Needs and Preserve Housing Affordability.

The Partnership will utilize the regional housing needs assessment report to identify and support strategies to bring about the alignment of policy, funding and programming in order to create a full housing ladder of opportunity in the region.

The challenge in the area is both quantitative, as defined by a gap between the number of affordable units and the need and qualitative, as defined by the lack of options for housing mobility, equity gain, transportation issues and workforce development, etc.

Members of the partnership believe that we can and must adopt an ambitious regional goal, within a specific timeframe, for aligning supply and demand.  Housing is fundamental for our region to remain healthy and strong.

In order to support meeting the primary objectives, the partnership will pursue the following strategies:

  1. Develop a plan for listening to residents in need of better housing
  2. Create a holistic regional strategy.
  3. Create a comprehensive, regional funding model to guide budgeting decisions that supports a holistic regional housing strategy.
  4. Further the Relationship between localities.
  5. Connect Housing Efforts to Transportation, Workforce Development, and Community Health.
  6. Advocate for the integration of housing into other decision making.

Meeting Schedule

Meeting location:
TJPDC’s Conference Room 1, 401 E. Water Street, Charlottesville
Committee Meets Monthly:
TJPDC’s Conference Room 1, 401 E. Water Street, Charlottesville
Meeting time Thursday at 9:00 a.m. unless noted
TJPDC’s Conference Room 1, 401 E. Water Street, Charlottesville
  • August 1, 2019 – 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • September 5, 2019 – 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • October 3, 2019 – 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • November 7, 2019 – 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • December 5, 2019 – 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Meeting time Thursday at 10:15 a.m. unless noted
TJPDC’s Conference Room 1, 401 E. Water Street, Charlottesville
  • August 1, 2019 – 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • September 5, 2019 – 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • October 3, 2019 – 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • November 7, 2019 – 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • December 5, 2019 – 10:15-11:15 a.m.