Housing Development Program

In 2021, the Regional Commission was awarded funding from Virginia Housing to develop and implement a PDC Housing Development Program. The funding is designed to provide flexible funding to support development of affordable housing based on local and regional priorities and opportunities. Each Planning District Commission in Virginia was awarded similar funding to enable PDCs to work directly with partners towards achieving Virginia Housing statewide goals.

Updates and information on the Regional Commission's progress under the PDC Housing Development program will be posted to this page.

Application Information
Posted: November 10, 2021
The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission (RRRC) is accepting proof of concept submissions from affordable housing developers for projects that will increase the number of affordable housing units with the Rappahannock-Rapidan region. 

The proof of concept submission is the first step of the overall application process, and is designed to allow interested partners to provide a brief overview, goals, objectives and intended outcomes of proposed projects, as well as the anticipated funding request, number of units to be produced, organizational capacity, targeted income levels, and project location. Information collected in this step will enable the Regional Commission to determine the overall interest in the available funding and to identify those projects most suitable for funding. Selected projects will advance to a second application phase that will allow partners to submit detailed timelines, scopes of work, action plans, and to produce additional financial information for funding consideration.

Proof of Concept applications are due by December 6, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. via email to Jennifer Little (jlittle@rrregion.org) AND Patrick Mauney (plmauney@rrregion.org).

Proof of Concept Application form (fillable .pdf)
Partnership Program Guidelines
Proof of Concept Request Press Release

Background Materials
RRRC Regional Housing Study documents
Virginia Housing PDC Housing Development Program guidance
Virginia Housing Program Press Release (July 2021)

RRRC Informational Meeting
September 20, 2021
Meeting Recording (YouTube)
Presentation Slides

RRRC Preliminary Timeline - DRAFT; Document will be edited regularly
RRRC Preliminary Task Matrix - DRAFT; Document will be edited regularly