Charlottesville Councilors Approve Funding for Homeowner Program
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -
The Charlottesville City Council voted Monday night to approve funding for a program to encourage home ownership in one neighborhood.
The Piedmont Housing Alliance (PHA) will use the $181,000 to help first-time homebuyers in the Orangedale and Prospect Avenues neighborhood.
The funding will provide assistance for about five lower-income families to put down payments on their homes.
“This is a fantastic opportunity. Many people don't realize they can be home-buyers. That's exactly what Piedmont Housing Alliance has been doing for more than 30 years. We've helped about 825 people become home-buyers and many of these never thought they would,” said PHA Deputy Director Karen Reifenberger.