Research Type: Virginia

2010 VA Poverty Task Force Report

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.

Housing in Central Appalachia

This Housing Assistance Council Rural Research Report details the housing, economic and social characteristics of Central Appalachia.

Health Equity in Richmond, 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.

Understanding the Myths and Realities of Manufactured Housing

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.

The Roadmap for the Washington Region’s Future Economy

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.

Public Land & Affordable Housing in the Washington DC Region

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.