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The Central Virginia Planning District Commission (CVPDC) partners with localities, state and local agencies, and stakeholders to help develop housing needs solutions for our region. The CVPDC staff provides technical support in the areas of needs assessment, outreach, grant writing, project development, and implementation, and project management. 


Current Projects


The CVPDC was awarded a $100,000 Community Impact Grant from Virginia Housing to complete a Regional Housing Market Analysis. HousingForward Virginia (HFV), a statewide housing policy and research agency, was procured to complete the study. HFV has extensive knowledge of evaluating housing data and facilitating housing studies across the Commonwealth and has led similar studies throughout Virginia.  

The Central Virginia Planning District Regional Housing Study evaluates current housing trends and needs, presents comprehensive housing data, examines local programs, and finally presents short and long-term program and policy opportunities and recommendations, tailored to the housing needs, challenges, and opportunities within the unique communities that comprise our service region. The Central Virginia Planning District Regional Housing Study, including the data analysis, is presented in an easily accessible, interactive web format or in printable PDF format. 


Study Development Documents

Review of Past Studies and Plans summarizes regional plans that were evaluated to understand historical strategies and present common themes. 

Engagement and Outreach is a summary of stakeholder sessions and input that guided the regional housing plan.  

Please direct questions about the Housing Virginia CIG grant and the Central Virginia Planning District Regional Housing Study to Kelly Hitchcock at kelly.hitchock@cvpdc.org.

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In July 2021 Virginia Housing announced $40 million in grants available to Virginia’s 21 Planning District Commission.  The Virginia Housing PDC Housing Development Program was developed to expand new affordable housing units across the Commonwealth. 

The CVPDC was awarded $2 million to execute the CVPDC Housing Development Program and is working collaboratively with the region’s housing delivery partners, to include local governments, non-profit organizations, developers, housing authorities, and lenders, to develop new affordable housing units within the CVPDC planning region. The CVPDC will utilize up to $1.7 million of the awarded PDC Housing Development grant to provide gap funding to area housing partners to develop affordable units.  All units must be complete by June 30, 2025.

Affordable Housing Grants Awarded

The CVPDC is pleased to announce another round of grant awards to support affordable housing development in the CVPDC area.  $476,800 was awarded to three providers – Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity, Rush Homes, and Amherst County Habitat for Humanity – to develop new affordable housing in the area.  This award, combined with the previous awards, will result in a total of $1,699,931 in CVPDC Housing Development Grant funding to develop sixty-one (61) affordable units in the region.  The five (5) developers awarded funds have amassed approximately $12,317,192 in additional public and private funds to bring these valuable affordable housing projects to fruition. 

A full list of the awarded projects, including the developer, location, units and awarded amount are shown below.  Each of units developed will be made available to individuals or families with incomes at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI).    A list of all of the project awarded funding are presented in the table below.

The CVPDC, through two competitive grant rounds, received sixteen (16) applications, requesting approximately $5.6 million in funding request.  Project applicants included local government, non-profit, and for-profit developers.  The quality of applications and the range of project proposals exemplifies the need for affordable housing across the region.   For more information contact Kelly Hitchcock at kelly.hitchcock@cvpdc.org.

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Hilltop Community Revitalization Project

The Hilltop Community Revitalization Project is moving forward with great success as there are two houses completed and several are underway in Phase 1 of the project. On March 29th, 2023, a representative of the CVPDC and Town staff in Bedford ceremonially welcomed town resident Cathalia Wright into her new home on Crenshaw Street. This house is the first of 10 homes scheduled to be rehabilitated or substantially reconstructed in the Hilltop Community by the beginning of 2024. Efforts are currently underway to apply for additional funding to continue housing rehabilitation in the Phase 2 area of the Hilltop Community Revitalization Project.

The Hilltop Community Revitalization Project represents a Phase 1 project to improve and revitalize the living conditions of low- and moderate-income households throughout several close-knit neighborhoods south of the Centertown area in Bedford, Virginia. The project will enhance the economic vitality and quality of living for the Hilltop Community through housing improvements to safe, decent, and standard conditions as well as preserve the existing housing stock. This project is funded primarily through a $963,983 multi-year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) as well as funding contribution from the Town of Bedford Redevelopment & Housing Authority. This project represents the first in an envisioned long-term series of improvements to revitalize this vital community in the Town of Bedford.

For more information contact Jefrado Granger at jefrado.granger@cvpdc.org or at 434-818-7608.

Past Projects:

  • Old Towne Madison Heights Revitalization Project
  • Appomattox County Tornado Recovery Project
  • Cabell Lane/Ebenezer Road CDBG Project, Amherst County
  • East Side CDBG Project, Town of Pamplin
  • Greater Meadowlark Neighborhood Improvement Project, Town of Appomattox
  • Old Town Madison Heights CDBG Project, Amherst County
  • Town of Altavista Downtown CDBG Project (Upper Story Housing)
  • Town of Brookneal Downtown CDBG Project


Are you a contractor interetsed in hosuing rehabilitation opportunites?  
Learn more and Fill out our Contractor's Qualification Statement and send to the attention of Jefrado Granger

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