Housing is the missing ingredient to our region’s prosperity, and the smartest investment we could make is to add it back in.
Prince William is one of the few Northern Virginia jurisdictions to not have an affordable housing policies or funding. Now, as the County updates its Comprehensive and Strategic Plans, Supervisors Boddye and Franklin invite you to join them in a town hall on this important topic.
A Community Foundation study of housing in the DC Metro region found critical gaps in housing affordability across jurisdictions and income levels. This has real economic and quality of life consequences for the community as a whole. “Without stable housing, it is difficult for people to obtain economic security, a quality education, good health and employment,” said Terri Lee Freeman, president of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.
Even middle-income households working in fields such as education, public safety and nursing can find themselves priced out of the market. It will take innovative policies and community collaboration to find a path forward.
The Supervisors will be joined by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Housing Programs Manager Hillary Champan, PWC Community Development Director Rebecca Horner and PWC Planning Director Parag Agrawal. Together, the panel will take a local lens to this regional challenge, welcoming audience input via chat. You can also submit your questions in advance during the registration process, on Eventbrite.