Planning & Development

The City allocated $200,000 to redevelopment and home repairs in 10th and Page, which has been designated the “priority neighborhood” for fiscal year 2013-14. Photo: Elli Williams

As HUD funds dry up, housing organizations compete for money

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program, two grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), are drops in the bucket when it comes to the city’s housing budget. But like other federal funds, they’re drying up at a time when the city’s affordable housing crisis is a […]

Reaching out to people of all backgrounds and all industries is at the top of Matthew Slaats’ agenda. “I find those relationships really fruitful. They bring new ideas and new concepts,” he said.

New executive director at The Bridge PAI eyes community crossover

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative spent the winter months like a hibernating brick beast. The gallery doors were often locked during business hours, and weeks passed with its walls bare and white. The gallery, meeting place, and event space Charlottesville residents have come to rely on for raucous revels, avant-garde film screenings, sonic experiments, and […]