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The Local Government Council partners with localities and agencies to help develop solutions for housing needs within Region 2000. This is primarily achieved by fostering cooperation and communication amongst stakeholders. The LGC staff provides technical support in the areas of needs assessment, outreach, project development, grant writing, project management, and compliance.


Current Project Details

Olde Town Madison Heights Revitalization Project

The Old Madison Heights neighborhood is one of oldest residential areas of Amherst County.  Developed in the early 1900’s as a rural Village community outside the City of Lynchburg, this close-knit community of approximately 250 homes represents the highest density of residents in Amherst County.  

The Old Town Madison Heights Revitalization Project – Stumps Hill Area (OMH Stumps Hill CDBG) represents a Phase 1 project to revitalize this historic and thriving Amherst County community.  The project will provide infrastructure (water, sewer, roadway) and housing improvements and is funded primary through a $1,222,249 multi-year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD).  The project also includes funding contribution from Amherst County and program partnership from USDA Rural Development and VDOT.   This project represents the first in an envisioned long-term series of improvements to revitalize this vital and historic Amherst County community.

For more information contact Kelly Hitchcock.

Greater Meadowlark Neighborhood Improvement Project

The Greater Meadowlark Neighborhood Improvement Project, funded through a grant provided by the Department of Housing and Community Development to the Town of Appomattox, has transformed a neighborhood. In partnership with the Region 2000 Local Government Council, providing grant management services, the Town of Appomattox in Phase I of this project has improved the living conditions of over 40 individuals through the rehabilitation of their homes.

Addressing issues related to safety, sanitation, and security the Meadowlark project has improved the physical environment of these families through improvements to electrical and plumbing systems, increasing energy efficiency through various means, and even installing accessibility features for the elderly or disabled.  Additionally, the project has eliminated two vacant structures not suitable for rehabilitation.

In Phase II of the project, scheduled to start Spring of 2019, improvements will be made to address stormwater drainage deficiencies at three locations in the neighborhood as well as install 10 additional street lights to improve pedestrian safety.

For more information contact Matt Perkins.

Appomattox County Tornado Recovery Project

In June of 2017 Appomattox County began the process of assisting families impacted by the February 2016 tornado that struck the area of Evergreen and surrounding communities by addressing any remaining unmet housing rehabilitation needs. The County has been able to assist more than seven families, totaling twenty individuals, through rehabilitation of their homes to pre-storm conditions. Funding has been provided by a grant from the Department of Housing and Community Development in the amount of $879,760. The Region 2000 Local Government Council has been providing grant management services for the project on behalf of Appomattox County.

For more information contact Matt Perkins.


Past Projects:

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


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

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