Key takeaways from city council

Liz Webb, Harrisonburg's housing coordinator, presented city council with four potential housing initiatives and policies on Tuesday to help the co...

October 3, 2022
2:06 AM

Liz Webb, Harrisonburg's housing coordinator, presented city council with four potential housing initiatives and policies on Tuesday to help the council determine policy direction: the use of city-owned property, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for affordable housing, residential tax abatement and fee waivers. Webb said three of the four initiatives are priorities council identified last year among the 2021 Comprehensive Housing Assessment and Market Study Project recommendation. During the study, the city viewed housing needs through the lens of social determinants of health to quantify existing housing supply, assess demand for different housing types, identify barriers to meeting demands and list potential policy tools to address housing gaps, according to the Harrisonburg city website.

Kasey Trapuzzano