Through its partnership with the Virginia Center for Housing Research, Commission staff have now participated in two housing data trainings. Using data sources such as American Community Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) data, Commission staff learned how to tabulate this data, test for its reliability, and cross-reference multiple data sources to provide a more three-dimensional view of the story the data is telling.
The Smart Beginnings NRV program recently completed an Early Childhood Regional Assessment funded by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF). The Regional Assessment explores the outcomes of the current early childhood system, the risk factors influencing these outcomes, the early childhood services currently available, as well as service gaps and challenges by locality.
Transportation planners, engineers, program managers, and local cyclists met on September 28, 2018 for a Multi-Regions Alternative Transportation Social.
Hurricane Florence may have serious impacts to the New River Valley. Here are some helpful resources to review before the rain sets in.
NRV Mapping of Vulnerable Roadways: This project mapped out potentially hazardous roadways in the region during inclement weather. The maps are shown by location.
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.