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Committee Revises Policy for Giving to Affordable Housing Projects

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Because finding affordable housing can be difficult, a Charlottesville committee is working to fine-tune its policies for helping those in need.

The Charlottesville Housing Advisory Committee is in the process of rewriting its criteria and priorities for giving money to affordable housing projects. The old policy was just a list without much explanation or backing, and it left a lot of room for questions.

The new one will go into much greater detail, giving general information, definitions and guidelines. It isn't done yet, though, because there are still issues about accountability that a subcommittee discussed Wednesday.

"We provide money and we provide assistance, but what does the city actually expect of an organization or beneficiary of those funds?” said Kathy McHugh, housing development specialist and member of the advisory committee.

There will be an open work session July 17 for those with ideas about housing assistance policies. After that, a new policy will be sent to the housing advisory committee and then to City Council for approval.

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