PDC Development Grant Spotlight

Fluvanna Habitat for Humanity has recently completed a home in its mixed-income affordable home community. This community, Houchens Place, is located in Fluvanna County, just off SR 600, northwest of Palmyra at 440 Charney Way. The home is a three bedroom, two bath 1,432 square foot single family home, with a driveway and detached shed. The sale price for the home will be $161,000 and will be sold to a family making <60% AMI. The affordability period for the home is 15 years. Some amenities of the neighborhood include a future recreation area consisting of a picnic pavilion, basketball court, playground and multi-use ball field. When complete, Houchens Place will hold 26 energy-efficient affordable homes. $20,000 of this home’s financing was provided by Virginia Housing’s PDC Development Grant thus making the selling price more affordable to a Fluvanna Habitat Partner Family.

This home in Fluvanna, along with four other single-family attached homes built in the City of Charlottesville by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, represent five affordable homes constructed in the planning district using grant funding from this program.

The TJPDC was awarded a $2 million grant from Virginia Housing to provide affordable housing in Region 10, to include the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. The program uses Virginia Housing’s own resources to provide support to local housing groups, non-profits, developers and other partner groups working to meet affordable housing needs. TJPDC has partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, Piedmont, and Fluvanna, Charlottesville Redevelopment & Housing Authority, and Virginia Supportive Housing to fund 160 new affordable units in all six localities with this grant.