Topic: Virginia



Research
Richmond Regional Housing Framework Data Update (PHARVA, 2023)

This report is a data update for the Richmond Regional Housing Framework, which was released by the Partnership for Housing Affordability (PHA) in January 2020. It will support PHA’s ongoing efforts to educate both decision-makers and the public at large about the region’s housing needs and opportunities. Data in the report will also help PHA continue to monitor, change, and implement the policy solutions outlined in the Framework.

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Zoning for Justice

The FWD #G28 (by Sunshine Mathon): Charlottesville’s new zoning ordinance includes an innovative strategy for protecting vulnerable neighborhoods from gentrification.

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Research
After a decade of slow growth, many of Virginia’s exurbs are booming again (UVA Weldon-Cooper, 2023)

Before the Great Recession in the late 2000s, Louisa County was among the fastest growing counties in the nation. Lake Anna’s 200 miles of shoreline helped attract thousands of retirees to the county, while Louisa’s low cost of living and proximity to Charlottesville, Northern Virginia, and Richmond attracted many younger residents willing to make a long commute to the metro areas. After a decade of slow growth in population following the 2000s housing crash, the 2022 Virginia Population Estimates that our center released show Louisa and many other counties located on the borders of Virginia’s metro areas are booming again.

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In the era of remote work, housing costs may slow Virginia population growth further (UVA Weldon-Cooper, 2022)

On July 13, 2022, the Demographics Research Group of the UVA Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service presented an analysis of the interrelationship between Virginia’s housing market and population trends to the General Assembly’s Housing Commission. After receiving a number of inquiries regarding the presentation, they shared a summary of the presentation with expanded commentary on some noteworthy trends.

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Back to Basics: Land Banks

The FWD #B14: More and more localities in Virginia are wondering if land banking is the right solution to their housing and land use woes.

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