The New River Valley Regional Commission is proud to support the 2018 ReNew the New Clean-up Event on August 25th, 2018. Registration info can be found at www.renewthenew.org.
The Commission was recently awarded funding through the Virginia Housing Development Authority’s (VHDA) Community Impact Grant program to fund a regional and local housing study.
On May 15, 2018 the New River Valley Regional Commission board of directors, comprised of elected officials and citizen appointees across the region, hosted a dinner event at Sinkland Farms in Riner, VA to honor their annual award recipients. Over 100 local government elected officials, state and federal representatives, and planning commission chairs were in attendance.
The New River Valley Aging in Place Leadership Team is a regional, multi-disciplinary group that formed out of the work of the Livability Initiative in 2011. With the staggering rise in the number of citizens ages 65 and older and the statistic that 90% of older adults want and expect to ‘age in place,’ the Leadership Team acknowledged that the need for older adults to successfully age in their homes and communities was a critical focus.
The apartments at the Old Prices Fork Elementary School are complete and ready for lease! 16 former classrooms have been converted into two-bedroom apartments for persons 55 and older.
The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has awarded the Town of Narrows two complementary grants to support revitalization of the downtown area.