Planning & Development

Stormwater drain. Photo: Graelyn Brashear

County candidates agree stormwater is a green priority

At a forum sponsored last week by 15 local environmental organizations, the eight candidates vying for four empty seats on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors fielded questions about their environmental priorities. While candidates’ party affiliations were evident as they talked about global issues like climate change, when it came to local topics, they mostly […]

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 […]