CVRHP’s Winter/Spring Series 2024

The Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership is pleased to present the 2024 Winter/Spring speaker series. The topics and dates are listed below.

Upcoming Events

Date: March 13, 2024

Description:

Join us for a presentation by the Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) team to discuss their roles as developers for their respective organizations, their approaches to development and how they came together to respond one of the RFP’s issued through UVA’s Affordable Housing Initiative – Wertland & 10th St.
 
Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) is a nonprofit developer, owner and operator of nearly 13,000 affordable homes in eleven states and the District of Columbia.
 
POAH’s primary mission is to preserve, create and sustain affordable, healthy homes that support economic security, racial equity, and access to opportunity for all.
 
POAH specializes in the preservation of existing affordable housing that is at risk of being lost due to market pressures or physical deterioration. POAH has expertise in new construction and neighborhood-scale mixed-income development and mixed-use redevelopments.
 
Speakers: 
Meena Jacob

Meena Jacob, Vice President for Real Estate Development

Past Events

Date: February 14, 2024

Description:

Housing Forward Virginia (HFV) has unveiled their Virginia Zoning Atlas interactive map, offering deep insights into the intricacies of land use policies in the Hampton Roads region. Spanning four months, this project involved an exhaustive analysis of 19 local zoning ordinances, with a staggering 5,523 pages of zoning regulations scrutinized. Among their findings, they report that a mere 3% of the available land allows for mixed-use developments, while 69% of the region is exclusively zoned for single-family homes. Amidst rising housing costs, these findings underscore the demand for more diverse housing options in Hampton Roads. HFV plans to expand the atlas to include other regions, with further developments in Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Petersburg. This tool promises to empower communities to navigate zoning policies and shape the future of housing and development in Virginia.

During this presentation, Eric Mai, co-executive director of HousingForward Virginia, will discuss the development of the Atlas and the implications of its use for local and regional planning.

Speakers: 

Eric Mai

Eric Mai, Co-Executive Director of HousingForward Virginia

Date: January 11, 2024

Description: We will be joined by Yonah Freemark, Senior Research Associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute and Jenna Davis, PhD student at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University to discuss the relevance of upzoning nationally and at the local level. Bring your questions about the impacts of zoning policies and its effects on neighborhood demographics, building costs and more.

Speakers: 

Yonah Freemark, Senior Research Associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute

Jenna Davis, PhD student at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University