Fall Speaker Series: Navigating Today’s Affordable Housing

In lieu of this year’s Central Virginia Regional Housing Summit, the Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership will offer a FREE virtual, Zoom Conference Fall Speaker Series, titled “Navigating Today’s Affordable Housing.” Please click to register for the event topic of your choosing. The Fall Speaker series is underwritten by the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) and the Virginia Housing Authority, and hosted by the Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. For more information, please contact Susan Stimart, Regional Housing Coordinator, at sstimart@tjpdc.org

September 25, 2020 – The Impact of COVID-19 on the Charlottesville Area Housing Market: Current Conditions & Outlook with Virginia REALTORS® Chief Economist Dr. Lisa Sturtevant

October 22, 2020 – Regional Housing Strategies & Policies.
Speakers: Laura Lafayette, Executive Director- Partnership for Affordable Housing. Paul DesJardin, Director of Community Planning and Services- Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

November 12, 2020 – Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership “Housing Resource/Housing Locator Service” Website rollout.

Thursday Dec 17, 11:00 am – Conversion of Existing Structures for Homeless/Permanent Supportive Housing Solutions. (Speaker Panel to be finalized)”

About the Regional Housing Partnership

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.

In 2018 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 of 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.


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.

Upcoming Meetings

Virtual Zoom Meetings Until Further Notice

Supporting Strategies

RHP Committee Members

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

Committee Schedules

  • December 9, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.
  • January 22, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.
  • February 26, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.
  • April 22, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.
  • May 27, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.
  • July 22, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.
  • August 26, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.
  • October 28, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.
  • November (as needed)
  • December 3, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
  • December 3, 2020 – 10:15 a.m.