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Homelessness & Affordable Housing

NEED IMMEDIATE HOUSING ASSISTANCE?

Call Piedmont United Way at (540) 825-7569
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

The Foothills Housing Network has launched its website - http://www.foothillshousing.org!


The Regional Commission works with member jurisdictions, area housing providers and non-profit housing organizations on a number of housing and homelessness planning efforts. The Regional Commission serves as the lead agency of the Foothills Housing Network, with a primary focus on homelessness prevention and assistance. The Commission has also provided leadership and support for affordable housing efforts in conjunction with the Fauquier County Affordable Housing Committee, the Culpeper Affordable Housing Committee and the region-wide Workforce Affordable Housing Committee.

Homelessness occurs when individuals or households are unable to obtain or sustain housing they can afford. The 2014 Point-in-Time Count for the region reported 159 individuals experiencing homelessness on the night of January 30, including three unsheltered adults and 156 individuals in emergency shelters, transitional housing, or motels paid by outside organizations. These numbers include 74 children and seven individuals who were experiencing chronic homelessness.

Click here for more information on RRRC and Foothills Housing Network homelessness prevention efforts.

Affordable housing is central to preventing and ending homelessness and necessary for the well-being of low-income households. The development of affordable housing can also have economic benefits for communities and local governments. Lack of affordable housing is a consistent problem facing the region. For households in the region with income less than $35,000, 74% pay more than 30% of their income in rent. In Culpeper and Rappahannock Counties, these numbers are 81% and 90% respectively. In Fauquier County, the median home price is $363,600 and the 2014 Fair Market Rent for a two bedroom unit is $1,469 (2008-2012 ACS; HUD).

Click here to access information on ongoing and past affordable housing efforts in the region.

 

 

Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission
420 Southridge Parkway • Suite 106 • Culpeper, VA  22701 • Tel: (540) 829-7450 • Fax: (540) 829-7452

E-mail:  planinfo@rrregion.org