Since 2017 the Commission has participated in a regional group working to compile and catalog a comprehensive housing resource guide for the New River Valley. Many agencies across the region receive requests for housing information, but almost all struggle to consistently connect clients to accurate and up-to-date resources. This work ultimately resulted in two documents: a NRV Housing Services guide and a NRV Affordable Rental Housing document.
The group reconvened in November to review the guide, share updates, and discuss ways to continually improve the efficiency and reach of the document. Many partners have been actively using the guide, indicating the need for the information is still high. One upgrade the Commission hopes to address this coming year is converting the Affordable Rental Housing document to a searchable database. The information could be filtered based on a range of different criteria for more efficient use. The guides can be found on the Commission’s website at https://nrvrc.org/what-we-do/housing/.
For further information, please contact Jennifer Wilsie (firstname.lastname@example.org), 540-639-9313, ext. 204.