CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Two Charlottesville organizations have started a program to help landlords keep properties affordable and sustainable.

The Charlottesville Climate Collaborative (CCC) and the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) will offer financial incentives to landlords who accept low-income housing vouchers. This will help them make energy efficient upgrades.

“It's well known that affordable housing is an issue in this community. The city does have a program to help renters alleviate the cost of housing in our community with rental housing vouchers, we’re hoping that this program will help encourage more landlords to accept those vouchers and make it easier for them to keep their housing affordable,” said CCC Executive Director Susan Kruse.

The program will be subsidized through funding from Charlottesville, as well as Dominion Energy.