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Work Groups: Bridges to Progress

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    • Establish a Housing Navigator Position
    • Recommend that the position of Housing Navigator be established and housed at the Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
    • Position would be responsible for working with clients to assist in understanding housing resources that are available.  
    • Provide outreach to the community, landlords and other property owners.
    • Provide a one-stop shop for clients.
    • Conduct a study to identify factors that impact housing needs specific to our community and, to reflect the current status of housing (rentals) market.
    • Data is critical to enhancing the understanding of what is happening in our community in regards to housing needs and identifying current resources and future needs.
    • Data elements to include in this study should be the following; income rent burden, quality of affordable housing, how economic development effects housing.
    • Engage the Virginia Housing & Development (VDHA) as possible fiscal agent.