Members of Congregations Gather to Advocate for More Affordable Housing
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - People of all faiths in central Virginia are coming together to address a problem they say knows no religion.
On Tuesday, March 12, about 100 members of IMPACT (Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together) gathered at the Church of the Incarnation to advocate for more affordable housing in the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
The group says it continues to focus on housing because of the countless stories it hears about people working tirelessly to find decent affordable housing.
"It's a problem not only in Charlottesville and Albemarle, but nationwide,” Vikki Bravo of IMPACT said. “It's recognized as a huge problem that needs attention now, because people are hurting now and it's only going to get worse."
IMPACT plans to invite city and county leaders to a night of action, called the Nehemiah, which is slated to be held on Thursday, April 11.