Affordable Housing

Cat Modlin-Jackson

With housing costs on the rise and incomes lagging behind, Virginians are getting creative in their search for affordable housing.

As property owners and renters look to get the most bang for their buck, some are finding more economical ways of living and working.

The city of Roanoke has been chosen to participate in a new program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It aims to help people not only find a place to live, but also get out of poverty.

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As the price of housing skyrockets in areas with good schools, children who live in areas with low-cost housing are stuck with low-performing schools.

For the past few years fewer people have been moving to Virginia. Instead more are actually leaving the Commonwealth, moving to other states -- and they’re heading south. 

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Richmond’s public housing authority is reassuring residents they won’t be displaced by a long term plan to replace the city’s housing projects. Community members turned out by the dozens Wednesday evening to speak against the proposal. 

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