Development & Planning
Orange - 2013
Homelessness & Affordable Housing
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United Way at (540) 825-7569
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
The Foothills Housing Network has launched its website -
The Regional Commission works with member jurisdictions,
area housing providers and non-profit housing organizations on a number
of housing and homelessness planning efforts. The Regional Commission
serves as the lead agency of the
Housing Network, with a primary focus on homelessness prevention and
assistance. The Commission has also provided leadership and support for
affordable housing efforts in conjunction with the Fauquier County Affordable
Housing Committee, the Culpeper Affordable Housing Committee and the region-wide
Workforce Affordable Housing Committee.
Homelessness occurs when individuals or households
are unable to obtain or sustain housing they can afford. The 2014 Point-in-Time
Count for the region reported 159 individuals experiencing homelessness
on the night of January 30, including three unsheltered adults and 156
individuals in emergency shelters, transitional housing, or motels paid
by outside organizations. These numbers include 74 children and seven
individuals who were experiencing chronic
Click here for more information on
and Foothills Housing Network homelessness prevention efforts.
Affordable housing is central to preventing and ending homelessness
and necessary for the well-being of low-income households. The development
of affordable housing can also have economic benefits for communities
and local governments. Lack of affordable housing is a consistent problem
facing the region. For households in the region with income less than
$35,000, 74% pay more than 30% of their income in rent. In Culpeper and
Rappahannock Counties, these numbers are 81% and 90% respectively. In
Fauquier County, the median home price is $363,600 and the 2014 Fair Market
Rent for a two bedroom unit is $1,469 (2008-2012 ACS; HUD).
Click here to access information on ongoing and past affordable
housing efforts in the region.