In 2009 and 2010 the State of Virginia convened a task force to look comprehensively at State-level policies aimed at alleviating poverty for Virginians. This summary report details existing programs, challenges and ultimately recommendations.
This VCU Wilder School report documents the geographic location of jobs generally available for households requiring low-cost housing in Richmond, VA.
This Housing Assistance Council Rural Research Report details the housing, economic and social characteristics of Central Appalachia.
This Commonwealth Fund brief provides an overview of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model, which offers participants comprehensive medical and long-term services and supports and highlights include Mountain Empire’s PACE, which serves older adults in rural Virginia.
This VCU Center on Society and Health report focuses on population, community characteristics, and health trends in the Richmond metropolitan area that may affect health outcomes for residents.
This report explores the challenges and benefits of manufactured housing. The report finds that some types of manufactured housing offer significant affordability benefits to lower income households and points to the improved quality of this type of housing that was manufactured after 1976.
A City Breaking Apart: The Incomes of DC’s Poorest Residents Are Falling, While Economic Growth is Benefiting Better-Off Residents
This DC Policy Institute analysis uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey from 2007 through 2014 to examine income disparities, and income trends in DC and the other 49 largest U.S. cities, as well as four neighboring counties and the City of Alexandria, VA.
This Housing Virginia report explores the connection between housing and economic development on the local level.
The Roadmap research team identified the private-sector industries best positioned for growth in our region based on our competitive advantages, and interviewed over 30 of the region's top business leaders to better understand what it'll take to maximize the potential growth of these industries in Greater Washington over the next decade.
Through a review of development costs, local public land policies, and three recent public-land projects in the DC region—Arlington Mill Residences, The Bonifant at Silver Spring, and 1115 H Street in Washington, DC— this report provides recommendations to developers, advocates, and local governments for effectively using public land to expand affordable housing opportunities.