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==History==
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Council passed a resolution calling for an April 15, 1954 referendum on creating a housing authority. <ref>{{minutes-citycouncil|when=January 18, 1954|id=307478}}</ref> The vote was close with 1,105 voters approving the authority, and 1,069 voting no. <ref>{{minutes-citycouncil|when=May 3, 1954|id=307510}}</ref>
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===Early development timeline===
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*February 1, 1951: Daily Progress reports a study of the city's sub-standard housing would be given to City Council that month <ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Study of Housing Completed|url=http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2806690/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2806693/5364/3308.5/3/1/0|author=Staff Reports|pageno=2|printdate=February 1, 1951|publishdate=February 1, 1951|accessdate=February 1, 2017 from University of Virginia Library}}</ref>
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*Early 1958: The CRHA estimated it would cost $1.95 million to redevelop the area. $1.6 million to purchase the land, $200,000 for site improvement and $150,000 for planning and administration. <ref name="appraisals">{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Vinegar Hill Appraisals Started|author=Staff Reports|pageno=|printdate=February 13, 1960|publishdate=February 13, 1960|accessdate=March 23, 2016}}</ref>
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*January 1959: The CRHA began a survey of "substandard" housing to determine the number of affordable housing units it would build. Director George Price told the [[Daily Progress]] the survey would be confined to "substandard dwellings occupied by Negro families." Seven African-Americans were hired to do he work and had letters of introduction stating the purpose of their visit. <ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Authority Begins Citywide Survey of Housing Needs|author=Staff Reports|pageno=|printdate=January 9, 1959|publishdate=January 9, 1959|accessdate=March 10, 2016}}</ref>
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*April 1959: General Assembly passes a bill requiring a voter referendum before a public housing project could go forward. <ref name="19600118-DP" />
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*Summer 1959: CRHA abandons plans to use site on Cherry Avenue and Fifth Street SW <ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=New Site Chosen for Housing Units|url=|http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2718148/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2718149/4030/2095/1/1/0author=Staff Reports|pageno=13|printdate=January 18, 1960|publishdate=January 18, 1960|accessdate=February 15, 2018 from University of Virginia Library}}</ref> Plans to build at South First Street were also abandoned.
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*October 1959: The federal Urban Renewal Administration approves relocation report but withholds funding due to uncertainty over whether those displaced would be rehoused elsewhere. <ref name="appraisals" />
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*November 19, 1959: Junior Chamber of Commerce rejects Vinegar Hill proposal <ref name="chamber" />
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*January 18, 1960: CRHA selects 18-acre site near south end of Ridge Street for 200 black families. The site was to be bounded by Ridge, Hartman's Mill Road and the city's southern boundary with [[Albemarle County]]. <ref name="19600118-DP" />
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*January 21, 1960: State Senator [[Edward O. McCue Jr.]] introduces legislation for referendum bill in case 1959 struck down as unconstitutional <ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=New McCue Housing Bill May Alter City Charter|author=|pageno=|printdate=January 22, 1960|publishdate=January 22, 1960|accessdate=February 22, 2016}}</ref>
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*January 27, 1960: Chamber of Commerce and Retail Merchants Association endorse Vinegar Hill redevelopment. <ref name="chamber">{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Businessmen Endorse Vinegar Hill Project|author=|pageno=|printdate=January 5, 1960|publishdate=January 5, 1960|accessdate=February 22, 2016}}</ref>
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*May 23, 1961: Charlottesville holds referendum on whether [[Cox's Row]] area of town should become a public housing site<ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Voting Heavy in Cox's Row Referendum|url=http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2652638/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2652639/4042/3714.5/3/1/0|author=Staff Reports|pageno=1|publishdate=May 23, 1925|printdate=May 23, 1925|accessdate=May 23, 2016 from University of Virginia Library}}</ref>
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*January 28, 1960: Young Men's Business Club endorses resolution supporting activities of CRHA <ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Business Club Backs Housing|author=Staff Reports|pageno=|printdate=January 29, 1960|publishdate=January 29, 1960|accessdate=March 21, 2016}}</ref>
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*February 13, 1960: [[Daily Progress]] reports that the CRHA hired realtor [[James M. Marshall]] to appraise properties in an 18-acre area bounded by West Main Street, Preston Avenue and Fourth Street. The Atlanta based [[Harland Bartholomew and Associates]] was retained to assist in final planning. The work was to have included engineering for new streets and utilities. <ref name="appraisals" />
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*May 23, 1961: Charlottesville holds a referendum on whether Cox's Row area of town should become a public housing site. <ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Voting Heavy in Cox's Row Referendum|url=http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2652638/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2652639/4042/3714.5/3/1/0|author=Staff Reports|pageno=1|publishdate=May 23, 1925|printdate=May 23, 1925|accessdate=May 23, 2016 from University of Virginia Library}}</ref>
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===Post Vinegar Hill era===
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In September 1990, the Charlottesville City Manager still served as the executive director of the CRHA. At a retreat in September of that year, Council decided to separate the position. <ref>{{Minutes-citycouncil|newid=|when=September 22, 1990|accessdate=October 12, 2020|id=|url=http://weblink.charlottesville.org/public/DocView.aspx?id=46499&searchid=ed3c42f5-0ed5-49ac-b490-8f2e56cb5978&dbid=0}}</ref> Soon afrer, [[Earl Pullen]] was elevated to the position. <ref>{{Minutes-citycouncil|newid=|when=February 4, 1991|accessdate=October 12, 2020|id=|url=http://weblink.charlottesville.org/public/DocView.aspx?id=46499&searchid=ed3c42f5-0ed5-49ac-b490-8f2e56cb5978&dbid=0}</ref>
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===Redevelopment-era timeline===
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====2005====
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[[Noah Schwartz]] was hired as executive director. {{fact}}
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====2006====
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Schwarz gave an assessment of his first year in office on July 17, 2006. He pointed out that HUD does not cover the full cost of raising the agency and so it is short by at least $100,000 every year. <ref>{{cite-cville|title=Council thanks heaven for Noah Schwartz|url=http://www.c-ville.com/Council_thanks_heaven_for_Noah_Schwartz/#.VstC_PkrJD8|author=Jayson Whitehead|pageno=|printno=|printdate=July 24, 2006|publishdate=July 24, 2006|accessdate=February 22, 2016}}</ref>
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In November, the CRHA was notified that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has taken the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program off a list of "troubled" programs. <ref>{{cite web|title=CRHA Out of "Troubled" Status|url=http://www.charlottesville.org/Home/Components/News/News/321/635?arch=1&npage=42|author=City of Charlottesville |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=November 29, 2006|accessdate=February 22, 2016}}</ref>
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====2007====
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The CRHA began community meetings on the topic of forthcoming redevelopment.
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The agency placed ads seeking a new position of director of redevelopment. The position remained unfilled as the year came to a close. The job was to have helped coordinate the day-to-day activities involved with creating and implementing a master plan. <ref>{{cite-cville|title=“Enormous Task” still needs leader|url=“Enormous Task” still needs leader|author=Scott Weaver|pageno=|printno=|printdate=January 8, 2008|publishdate=January 8, 2008|accessdate=February 22, 2016}}</ref>
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====2008====
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The CRHA hired a prevention specialist in January 2008 partially funded through a $20,000 grant from the [[Charlottesville Area Community Foundation]]. Schwartz believed that having a CRHA staff who doesn't work in lease enforcement would be good for the agency as they prepared for redevelopment. <ref>{{cite-cville|title=Housing authority readies for redevelopment|url=http://www.c-ville.com/Housing_authority_readies_for_redevelopment/#.VstEzPkrJD8|author=Scott Weaver|pageno=|printno=|printdate=January 22, 2008|publishdate=January 22, 2008|accessdate=February 22, 2016}}</ref>
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By the end of the year, Schwartz told [[C-Ville Weekly]] that he was worn-out and he left the position on December 12. <ref>{{cite-cville|title="I am just worn out"|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/10233-i-am-just-worn-out/|author=|pageno=|printno=|printdate=October 27 2008|publishdate=October 27 2008|accessdate=February 22, 2016}}</ref>
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====2009====
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On March 12, 2009, it was announced that the CRHA will receive around $797,000 from the federal government as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in order to improve and modernize some aging public housing buildings. <ref>{{cite-progress-mg|title=Housing authority awaits stimulus|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/business/housing-authority-awaits-stimulus/article_20630d78-1eb8-5436-b580-703e8324902f.html|author=Rachana Dixit|pageno=|printdate=|March 13, 2009|publishdate=March 13, 2009|accessdate=February 20, 2016}}</ref>
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====2010====
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In August 2010, the CRHA voted to approve a master plan to shape the future of the city's public housing stock. A final draft is expected to be finished in the spring of 2010. <ref>{{cite web|title=August 2010 Minutes|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=18973|author=|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Redevelopment and  Housing Authority|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=June 28, 2012}}</ref>A [[CRHA Residents' Bill of Rights|Residents' Bill of Rights]] guarantees that no resident will be displaced during the redevelopment process.
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In December 2010, the [[Charlottesville Area Community Foundation]] awarded CRHA $10,000 for salary support for a resident services coordinator position<ref>{{cite-progress|title=More than $500,000 in grants awarded|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/dec/15/more-500000-grants-awarded-ar-716701/|author=|pageno=|printdate=December 15, 2010|publishdate=December 15, 2010|accessdate=December 15, 2010|cturl=}}</ref>.
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====2011====
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On October 3, 2011, City Council was asked to allocate 140,000 in the [[Charlottesville Housing Fund]] towards the purchase of two properties in order to redevelop them as part of the CRHA master plan. One is located at 204 8th Street NW and will be purchased for $60,000. The other is 210 8th Street NW and will be purchased for $80,000. Both sales were well under assessment. The ultimate goal is to develop the whole block, even though the city does not own all of it yet. The city cannot directly purchase the properties, but will buy them on behalf of a non-profit. <ref>{{cite web|title=Allocation of Charlottesville Housing Funds Towards the Purchase of Properties on 8th Street and Page St. - $140,000|url=http://www.cvillepedia.org/mediawiki/images/20111003-CHF-allocation-report.pdf|author=Kathy McHugh|work=|publisher=City of Charlottesville|location=|publishdate=October 3, 2011|accessdate=September 30, 2011}}</ref> The Charlottesville chapter of [[Habitat for Humanity]] holds the deed for the properties.
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====2012====
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=====Residents file suit over utility surcharges=====
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In June 2012, seven residents filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against the CRHA claiming surcharges on utility bills were higher than allowed by law. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Charlottesville public housing residents sue over utility surcharges|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2012/jun/07/charlottesville-public-housing-residents-sue-over--ar-1974008/|author=|pageno=|printdate=June 7, 2012|publishdate=|accessdate=June 12, 2012|cturl=}}</ref> Their lawsuit was filed with help from the [[Legal Aid Justice Center]] and former city councilor [[John Conover]].
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====2013====
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In February 2013, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a preliminary report that outlined several area of mismanagement at CRHA. The CRHA responded in March that it would address the issues. Meanwhile, the [[Public Housing Association of Residents]] complained that both HUD and CRHA both failed to take tenants rights sufficiently into account. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Housing authority responds to report|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/housing-authority-responds-to-report/article_c02e63d4-95c3-11e2-bc05-001a4bcf6878.html|author=Ted Strong|pageno=|printdate=March 25, 2013|publishdate=March 25, 2013|accessdate=March 27, 2013|cturl=}}</ref>
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In response to the HUD report, CRHA sought to increase the minimum rent from $25 to $50 and to increase late fees from $10 to $15. PHAR responded that such moves would be "barbaric." <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Local housing authority met with opposition over proposed changes|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local-housing-authority-met-with-opposition-over-proposed-changes/article_bc80c100-abd0-11e2-ae41-0019bb30f31a.html|author=Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=April 23, 2013|publishdate=April 23, 2013|accessdate=April 24, 2013|cturl=}}</ref>
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Later in the year, PHAR became concerned about the potential that CHRA would opt to become a pilot participant in HUD's "Rental Assistance Demonostration" project. That would change the financing structure between HUD and CRHA. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=CRHA to hold public meeting today on new avenue for funding|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/crha-to-hold-public-meeting-today-on-new-avenue-for/article_4af40904-3157-11e3-a860-0019bb30f31a.html|author=Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=October 10, 2013|publishdate=October 10, 2013|accessdate=October 11, 2013|cturl=}}</ref>
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====2014====
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====2015====
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====2016====
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[[Grant Duffield]] was hired as executive director and took office in May 2016. <ref name="appointed">{{cite web|title=|url=|author=|work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=January 2, 2017}}</ref>
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The CRHA Board of Commissioners hired Colonial Webb to service heating and air conditioning in all of its units at a cost of $50,000 a year. <ref>{{cite web|title=Charlottesville Hires New Firm to Manage Public Housing Maintenance|url=http://www.nbc29.com/story/34042761/charlottesville-hires-new-firm-to-manage-public-housing-maintenance|author=Nora Neus|work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=December 13, 2016|accessdate=December 22, 2016}}</ref>
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====2019====
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Years of talk about redevelopment turned to action as the first approvals began to be granted for various projects.
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*Rehabilitation of [[Crescent Halls]] is set to get underway in late 2019, with a price to come forward in December 2019. The estimate is $12.8 million with $1.125 in city taxpyer funding <ref name="nov2019" />
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*Forty-eight new units are slated to be built at the Levy Avenue site
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*Two phases of development at [[South First Street]] proceeded through the city's approval process <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Planning Commission to hold work session on South First Street redevelopment|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/planning-commission-to-hold-work-session-on-south-first-street/article_d695a8b0-996e-5245-af96-9db3eceaf743.html|author=Nolan Stout|pageno=A1|printdate=October 27, 2019|publishdate=October 26, 2019|accessdate=October 27, 2019}}</ref> <ref name="nov2019" />
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A HUD audit released in August found that CRHA could not properly document that it followed procurement procedure when purchasing $728,516 worth of goods and services. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Report: CRHA can't prove it followed procurement laws on $728K in purchases|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/report-crha-can-t-prove-it-followed-procurement-laws-on/article_0ea47e56-23d5-5a3d-b7d4-3032d9416217.html|author=Nolan Stout|pageno=A1|printdate=January 5, 2020|publishdate=January 4, 2020|accessdate=January 5, 2020}}</ref> <ref>{{cite web|title=The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Charlottesville, VA, Did Not Always Comply With Applicable Procurement Requirements|url=https://www.hudoig.gov/reports-publications/report/charlottesville-redevelopment-and-housing-authority-charlottesville-va|author=Office of Inspector General|work=Report|publisher=U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development|location=|publishdate=August 2, 2019|accessdate=January 5, 2020}}</ref>
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=====Materials for October 28, 2019 meeting=====
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*[https://cvillepedia.org/images/20191028-CRHA-BOC-Meeting-Agenda.pdf Agenda for meeting]
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*[https://cvillepedia.org/images/Final_Draft_CRHA_Relocation_Plan.pdf Final draft of Relocation Plan for CHRA]
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====2021====
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*[[January 5]], [[2021]] 6 p.m., the [[Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority]]’s safety committee was scheduled to discuss finalizing a policy to govern its use of surveillance cameras before sending it out for public comment. The policy under consideration would apply to all CRHA properties, although not all would get cameras. The CRHA safety committee held several meetings since Dre’Shawn Rayvon McDonald was killed in November [[2020]]. <ref>{{Cite-progress|url=https://dailyprogress.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/louisa-county-man-killed-in-sunday-shooting-in-charlottesville/article_82b4a152-4863-11eb-ae19-0bddb68b35c4.html|title=Louisa County man killed in shooting on South First Street|author=Nolan Stout|publishdate=December 27, 2020|accessdate=December 27, 2020}}</ref>
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::In [[2020]], the Police have responded to 14 shots-fired calls on [[South First Street]] in [[2020]], more than [[2016]] through [[2019]] combined, according to CPD data, leading to a push for crime enforcement and cameras from residents. CRHA has decided to finalize a policy to govern its use of surveillance cameras before installing them. <ref>{{Cite-progress|url=https://dailyprogress.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/louisa-county-man-killed-in-sunday-shooting-in-charlottesville/article_82b4a152-4863-11eb-ae19-0bddb68b35c4.html|title=Louisa County man killed in shooting on South First Street|author=Nolan Stout|publishdate=December 27, 2020|accessdate=December 27, 2020}}</ref>
 
==Communities==
 
==Communities==
 
Charlottesville communities with CRHA-managed public housing include:
 
Charlottesville communities with CRHA-managed public housing include:
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*[[Constance Dunn]] (2011-2015)
 
*[[Constance Dunn]] (2011-2015)
 
*[[Grant Duffield]], Director (May 2016 – November 2019) <ref name="nov2019" />
 
*[[Grant Duffield]], Director (May 2016 – November 2019) <ref name="nov2019" />
 
==History==
 
Council passed a resolution calling for an April 15, 1954 referendum on creating a housing authority. <ref>{{minutes-citycouncil|when=January 18, 1954|id=307478}}</ref> The vote was close with 1,105 voters approving the authority, and 1,069 voting no. <ref>{{minutes-citycouncil|when=May 3, 1954|id=307510}}</ref>
 
 
===Early development timeline===
 
*February 1, 1951: Daily Progress reports a study of the city's sub-standard housing would be given to City Council that month <ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Study of Housing Completed|url=http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2806690/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2806693/5364/3308.5/3/1/0|author=Staff Reports|pageno=2|printdate=February 1, 1951|publishdate=February 1, 1951|accessdate=February 1, 2017 from University of Virginia Library}}</ref>
 
*Early 1958: The CRHA estimated it would cost $1.95 million to redevelop the area. $1.6 million to purchase the land, $200,000 for site improvement and $150,000 for planning and administration. <ref name="appraisals">{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Vinegar Hill Appraisals Started|author=Staff Reports|pageno=|printdate=February 13, 1960|publishdate=February 13, 1960|accessdate=March 23, 2016}}</ref>
 
*January 1959: The CRHA began a survey of "substandard" housing to determine the number of affordable housing units it would build. Director George Price told the [[Daily Progress]] the survey would be confined to "substandard dwellings occupied by Negro families." Seven African-Americans were hired to do he work and had letters of introduction stating the purpose of their visit. <ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Authority Begins Citywide Survey of Housing Needs|author=Staff Reports|pageno=|printdate=January 9, 1959|publishdate=January 9, 1959|accessdate=March 10, 2016}}</ref>
 
*April 1959: General Assembly passes a bill requiring a voter referendum before a public housing project could go forward. <ref name="19600118-DP" />
 
*Summer 1959: CRHA abandons plans to use site on Cherry Avenue and Fifth Street SW <ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=New Site Chosen for Housing Units|url=|http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2718148/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2718149/4030/2095/1/1/0author=Staff Reports|pageno=13|printdate=January 18, 1960|publishdate=January 18, 1960|accessdate=February 15, 2018 from University of Virginia Library}}</ref> Plans to build at South First Street were also abandoned.
 
*October 1959: The federal Urban Renewal Administration approves relocation report but withholds funding due to uncertainty over whether those displaced would be rehoused elsewhere. <ref name="appraisals" />
 
*November 19, 1959: Junior Chamber of Commerce rejects Vinegar Hill proposal <ref name="chamber" />
 
*January 18, 1960: CRHA selects 18-acre site near south end of Ridge Street for 200 black families. The site was to be bounded by Ridge, Hartman's Mill Road and the city's southern boundary with [[Albemarle County]]. <ref name="19600118-DP" />
 
*January 21, 1960: State Senator [[Edward O. McCue Jr.]] introduces legislation for referendum bill in case 1959 struck down as unconstitutional <ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=New McCue Housing Bill May Alter City Charter|author=|pageno=|printdate=January 22, 1960|publishdate=January 22, 1960|accessdate=February 22, 2016}}</ref>
 
*January 27, 1960: Chamber of Commerce and Retail Merchants Association endorse Vinegar Hill redevelopment. <ref name="chamber">{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Businessmen Endorse Vinegar Hill Project|author=|pageno=|printdate=January 5, 1960|publishdate=January 5, 1960|accessdate=February 22, 2016}}</ref>
 
*May 23, 1961: Charlottesville holds referendum on whether [[Cox's Row]] area of town should become a public housing site<ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Voting Heavy in Cox's Row Referendum|url=http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2652638/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2652639/4042/3714.5/3/1/0|author=Staff Reports|pageno=1|publishdate=May 23, 1925|printdate=May 23, 1925|accessdate=May 23, 2016 from University of Virginia Library}}</ref>
 
*January 28, 1960: Young Men's Business Club endorses resolution supporting activities of CRHA <ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Business Club Backs Housing|author=Staff Reports|pageno=|printdate=January 29, 1960|publishdate=January 29, 1960|accessdate=March 21, 2016}}</ref>
 
*February 13, 1960: [[Daily Progress]] reports that the CRHA hired realtor [[James M. Marshall]] to appraise properties in an 18-acre area bounded by West Main Street, Preston Avenue and Fourth Street. The Atlanta based [[Harland Bartholomew and Associates]] was retained to assist in final planning. The work was to have included engineering for new streets and utilities. <ref name="appraisals" />
 
*May 23, 1961: Charlottesville holds a referendum on whether Cox's Row area of town should become a public housing site. <ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Voting Heavy in Cox's Row Referendum|url=http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2652638/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2652639/4042/3714.5/3/1/0|author=Staff Reports|pageno=1|publishdate=May 23, 1925|printdate=May 23, 1925|accessdate=May 23, 2016 from University of Virginia Library}}</ref>
 
 
===Post Vinegar Hill era===
 
In September 1990, the Charlottesville City Manager still served as the executive director of the CRHA. At a retreat in September of that year, Council decided to separate the position. <ref>{{Minutes-citycouncil|newid=|when=September 22, 1990|accessdate=October 12, 2020|id=|url=http://weblink.charlottesville.org/public/DocView.aspx?id=46499&searchid=ed3c42f5-0ed5-49ac-b490-8f2e56cb5978&dbid=0}}</ref> Soon afrer, [[Earl Pullen]] was elevated to the position. <ref>{{Minutes-citycouncil|newid=|when=February 4, 1991|accessdate=October 12, 2020|id=|url=http://weblink.charlottesville.org/public/DocView.aspx?id=46499&searchid=ed3c42f5-0ed5-49ac-b490-8f2e56cb5978&dbid=0}</ref>
 
 
===Redevelopment-era timeline===
 
 
====2005====
 
[[Noah Schwartz]] was hired as executive director. {{fact}}
 
 
====2006====
 
Schwarz gave an assessment of his first year in office on July 17, 2006. He pointed out that HUD does not cover the full cost of raising the agency and so it is short by at least $100,000 every year. <ref>{{cite-cville|title=Council thanks heaven for Noah Schwartz|url=http://www.c-ville.com/Council_thanks_heaven_for_Noah_Schwartz/#.VstC_PkrJD8|author=Jayson Whitehead|pageno=|printno=|printdate=July 24, 2006|publishdate=July 24, 2006|accessdate=February 22, 2016}}</ref>
 
 
In November, the CRHA was notified that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has taken the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program off a list of "troubled" programs. <ref>{{cite web|title=CRHA Out of "Troubled" Status|url=http://www.charlottesville.org/Home/Components/News/News/321/635?arch=1&npage=42|author=City of Charlottesville |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=November 29, 2006|accessdate=February 22, 2016}}</ref>
 
 
====2007====
 
The CRHA began community meetings on the topic of forthcoming redevelopment.
 
 
The agency placed ads seeking a new position of director of redevelopment. The position remained unfilled as the year came to a close. The job was to have helped coordinate the day-to-day activities involved with creating and implementing a master plan. <ref>{{cite-cville|title=“Enormous Task” still needs leader|url=“Enormous Task” still needs leader|author=Scott Weaver|pageno=|printno=|printdate=January 8, 2008|publishdate=January 8, 2008|accessdate=February 22, 2016}}</ref>
 
 
====2008====
 
The CRHA hired a prevention specialist in January 2008 partially funded through a $20,000 grant from the [[Charlottesville Area Community Foundation]]. Schwartz believed that having a CRHA staff who doesn't work in lease enforcement would be good for the agency as they prepared for redevelopment. <ref>{{cite-cville|title=Housing authority readies for redevelopment|url=http://www.c-ville.com/Housing_authority_readies_for_redevelopment/#.VstEzPkrJD8|author=Scott Weaver|pageno=|printno=|printdate=January 22, 2008|publishdate=January 22, 2008|accessdate=February 22, 2016}}</ref>
 
 
By the end of the year, Schwartz told [[C-Ville Weekly]] that he was worn-out and he left the position on December 12. <ref>{{cite-cville|title="I am just worn out"|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/10233-i-am-just-worn-out/|author=|pageno=|printno=|printdate=October 27 2008|publishdate=October 27 2008|accessdate=February 22, 2016}}</ref>
 
 
====2009====
 
On March 12, 2009, it was announced that the CRHA will receive around $797,000 from the federal government as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in order to improve and modernize some aging public housing buildings. <ref>{{cite-progress-mg|title=Housing authority awaits stimulus|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/business/housing-authority-awaits-stimulus/article_20630d78-1eb8-5436-b580-703e8324902f.html|author=Rachana Dixit|pageno=|printdate=|March 13, 2009|publishdate=March 13, 2009|accessdate=February 20, 2016}}</ref>
 
 
====2010====
 
In August 2010, the CRHA voted to approve a master plan to shape the future of the city's public housing stock. A final draft is expected to be finished in the spring of 2010. <ref>{{cite web|title=August 2010 Minutes|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=18973|author=|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Redevelopment and  Housing Authority|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=June 28, 2012}}</ref>A [[CRHA Residents' Bill of Rights|Residents' Bill of Rights]] guarantees that no resident will be displaced during the redevelopment process.
 
 
In December 2010, the [[Charlottesville Area Community Foundation]] awarded CRHA $10,000 for salary support for a resident services coordinator position<ref>{{cite-progress|title=More than $500,000 in grants awarded|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/dec/15/more-500000-grants-awarded-ar-716701/|author=|pageno=|printdate=December 15, 2010|publishdate=December 15, 2010|accessdate=December 15, 2010|cturl=}}</ref>.
 
 
====2011====
 
On October 3, 2011, City Council was asked to allocate 140,000 in the [[Charlottesville Housing Fund]] towards the purchase of two properties in order to redevelop them as part of the CRHA master plan. One is located at 204 8th Street NW and will be purchased for $60,000. The other is 210 8th Street NW and will be purchased for $80,000. Both sales were well under assessment. The ultimate goal is to develop the whole block, even though the city does not own all of it yet. The city cannot directly purchase the properties, but will buy them on behalf of a non-profit. <ref>{{cite web|title=Allocation of Charlottesville Housing Funds Towards the Purchase of Properties on 8th Street and Page St. - $140,000|url=http://www.cvillepedia.org/mediawiki/images/20111003-CHF-allocation-report.pdf|author=Kathy McHugh|work=|publisher=City of Charlottesville|location=|publishdate=October 3, 2011|accessdate=September 30, 2011}}</ref> The Charlottesville chapter of [[Habitat for Humanity]] holds the deed for the properties.
 
 
====2012====
 
=====Residents file suit over utility surcharges=====
 
In June 2012, seven residents filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against the CRHA claiming surcharges on utility bills were higher than allowed by law. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Charlottesville public housing residents sue over utility surcharges|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2012/jun/07/charlottesville-public-housing-residents-sue-over--ar-1974008/|author=|pageno=|printdate=June 7, 2012|publishdate=|accessdate=June 12, 2012|cturl=}}</ref> Their lawsuit was filed with help from the [[Legal Aid Justice Center]] and former city councilor [[John Conover]].
 
 
====2013====
 
In February 2013, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a preliminary report that outlined several area of mismanagement at CRHA. The CRHA responded in March that it would address the issues. Meanwhile, the [[Public Housing Association of Residents]] complained that both HUD and CRHA both failed to take tenants rights sufficiently into account. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Housing authority responds to report|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/housing-authority-responds-to-report/article_c02e63d4-95c3-11e2-bc05-001a4bcf6878.html|author=Ted Strong|pageno=|printdate=March 25, 2013|publishdate=March 25, 2013|accessdate=March 27, 2013|cturl=}}</ref>
 
 
In response to the HUD report, CRHA sought to increase the minimum rent from $25 to $50 and to increase late fees from $10 to $15. PHAR responded that such moves would be "barbaric." <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Local housing authority met with opposition over proposed changes|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local-housing-authority-met-with-opposition-over-proposed-changes/article_bc80c100-abd0-11e2-ae41-0019bb30f31a.html|author=Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=April 23, 2013|publishdate=April 23, 2013|accessdate=April 24, 2013|cturl=}}</ref>
 
 
Later in the year, PHAR became concerned about the potential that CHRA would opt to become a pilot participant in HUD's "Rental Assistance Demonostration" project. That would change the financing structure between HUD and CRHA. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=CRHA to hold public meeting today on new avenue for funding|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/crha-to-hold-public-meeting-today-on-new-avenue-for/article_4af40904-3157-11e3-a860-0019bb30f31a.html|author=Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=October 10, 2013|publishdate=October 10, 2013|accessdate=October 11, 2013|cturl=}}</ref>
 
 
====2014====
 
====2015====
 
====2016====
 
[[Grant Duffield]] was hired as executive director and took office in May 2016. <ref name="appointed">{{cite web|title=|url=|author=|work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=January 2, 2017}}</ref>
 
 
The CRHA Board of Commissioners hired Colonial Webb to service heating and air conditioning in all of its units at a cost of $50,000 a year. <ref>{{cite web|title=Charlottesville Hires New Firm to Manage Public Housing Maintenance|url=http://www.nbc29.com/story/34042761/charlottesville-hires-new-firm-to-manage-public-housing-maintenance|author=Nora Neus|work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=December 13, 2016|accessdate=December 22, 2016}}</ref>
 
 
====2019====
 
Years of talk about redevelopment turned to action as the first approvals began to be granted for various projects.
 
*Rehabilitation of [[Crescent Halls]] is set to get underway in late 2019, with a price to come forward in December 2019. The estimate is $12.8 million with $1.125 in city taxpyer funding <ref name="nov2019" />
 
*Forty-eight new units are slated to be built at the Levy Avenue site
 
*Two phases of development at [[South First Street]] proceeded through the city's approval process <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Planning Commission to hold work session on South First Street redevelopment|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/planning-commission-to-hold-work-session-on-south-first-street/article_d695a8b0-996e-5245-af96-9db3eceaf743.html|author=Nolan Stout|pageno=A1|printdate=October 27, 2019|publishdate=October 26, 2019|accessdate=October 27, 2019}}</ref> <ref name="nov2019" />
 
 
A HUD audit released in August found that CRHA could not properly document that it followed procurement procedure when purchasing $728,516 worth of goods and services. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Report: CRHA can't prove it followed procurement laws on $728K in purchases|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/report-crha-can-t-prove-it-followed-procurement-laws-on/article_0ea47e56-23d5-5a3d-b7d4-3032d9416217.html|author=Nolan Stout|pageno=A1|printdate=January 5, 2020|publishdate=January 4, 2020|accessdate=January 5, 2020}}</ref> <ref>{{cite web|title=The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Charlottesville, VA, Did Not Always Comply With Applicable Procurement Requirements|url=https://www.hudoig.gov/reports-publications/report/charlottesville-redevelopment-and-housing-authority-charlottesville-va|author=Office of Inspector General|work=Report|publisher=U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development|location=|publishdate=August 2, 2019|accessdate=January 5, 2020}}</ref>
 
 
=====Materials for October 28, 2019 meeting=====
 
*[https://cvillepedia.org/images/20191028-CRHA-BOC-Meeting-Agenda.pdf Agenda for meeting]
 
*[https://cvillepedia.org/images/Final_Draft_CRHA_Relocation_Plan.pdf Final draft of Relocation Plan for CHRA]
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:06, 12 January 2021

The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA) is a quasi-governmental entity separate from the City of Charlottesville that receives its funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CRHA does, however, receive federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the City for capital projects and other specific programs.

As 2019 ends, the CRHA is at the beginning of a major redevelopment and expansion initiative. [1]

Functions

The CRHA manages 376 public housing units in Charlottesville and administers approximately 300 Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) rental units that are supported through federal funding. It has an annual budget of approximately $4.5 million.

Approximately 2,000 people are housed through these subsidy programs. Participants typically pay 30% of their income for rent and HUD pays the rest. While 70% of the public housing households have an annual income under $10,000, 13% have income under $3,000 per year according to the CRHA.

In order to encourage homeownership, the CRHA provides loans through the Housing Opportunities Program to assist families in purchasing homes if they do not qualify for large enough mortgages. Additionally, through their Down Payment & Closing Costs Assistance Program and the Housing Choice Voucher Home Ownership Program the CRHA helps low income families with down payments and closing costs.

Since 1978, the CRHA has been headquartered in the basement of Charlottesville City Hall. [2]

Map of CRHA sites

History

Council passed a resolution calling for an April 15, 1954 referendum on creating a housing authority. [3] The vote was close with 1,105 voters approving the authority, and 1,069 voting no. [4]

Early development timeline

  • February 1, 1951: Daily Progress reports a study of the city's sub-standard housing would be given to City Council that month [5]
  • Early 1958: The CRHA estimated it would cost $1.95 million to redevelop the area. $1.6 million to purchase the land, $200,000 for site improvement and $150,000 for planning and administration. [6]
  • January 1959: The CRHA began a survey of "substandard" housing to determine the number of affordable housing units it would build. Director George Price told the Daily Progress the survey would be confined to "substandard dwellings occupied by Negro families." Seven African-Americans were hired to do he work and had letters of introduction stating the purpose of their visit. [7]
  • April 1959: General Assembly passes a bill requiring a voter referendum before a public housing project could go forward. [8]
  • Summer 1959: CRHA abandons plans to use site on Cherry Avenue and Fifth Street SW [9] Plans to build at South First Street were also abandoned.
  • October 1959: The federal Urban Renewal Administration approves relocation report but withholds funding due to uncertainty over whether those displaced would be rehoused elsewhere. [6]
  • November 19, 1959: Junior Chamber of Commerce rejects Vinegar Hill proposal [10]
  • January 18, 1960: CRHA selects 18-acre site near south end of Ridge Street for 200 black families. The site was to be bounded by Ridge, Hartman's Mill Road and the city's southern boundary with Albemarle County. [8]
  • January 21, 1960: State Senator Edward O. McCue Jr. introduces legislation for referendum bill in case 1959 struck down as unconstitutional [11]
  • January 27, 1960: Chamber of Commerce and Retail Merchants Association endorse Vinegar Hill redevelopment. [10]
  • May 23, 1961: Charlottesville holds referendum on whether Cox's Row area of town should become a public housing site[12]
  • January 28, 1960: Young Men's Business Club endorses resolution supporting activities of CRHA [13]
  • February 13, 1960: Daily Progress reports that the CRHA hired realtor James M. Marshall to appraise properties in an 18-acre area bounded by West Main Street, Preston Avenue and Fourth Street. The Atlanta based Harland Bartholomew and Associates was retained to assist in final planning. The work was to have included engineering for new streets and utilities. [6]
  • May 23, 1961: Charlottesville holds a referendum on whether Cox's Row area of town should become a public housing site. [14]

Post Vinegar Hill era

In September 1990, the Charlottesville City Manager still served as the executive director of the CRHA. At a retreat in September of that year, Council decided to separate the position. [15] Soon afrer, Earl Pullen was elevated to the position. [16]

Redevelopment-era timeline

2005

Noah Schwartz was hired as executive director. [citation needed]

2006

Schwarz gave an assessment of his first year in office on July 17, 2006. He pointed out that HUD does not cover the full cost of raising the agency and so it is short by at least $100,000 every year. [17]

In November, the CRHA was notified that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has taken the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program off a list of "troubled" programs. [18]

2007

The CRHA began community meetings on the topic of forthcoming redevelopment.

The agency placed ads seeking a new position of director of redevelopment. The position remained unfilled as the year came to a close. The job was to have helped coordinate the day-to-day activities involved with creating and implementing a master plan. [19]

2008

The CRHA hired a prevention specialist in January 2008 partially funded through a $20,000 grant from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Schwartz believed that having a CRHA staff who doesn't work in lease enforcement would be good for the agency as they prepared for redevelopment. [20]

By the end of the year, Schwartz told C-Ville Weekly that he was worn-out and he left the position on December 12. [21]

2009

On March 12, 2009, it was announced that the CRHA will receive around $797,000 from the federal government as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in order to improve and modernize some aging public housing buildings. [22]

2010

In August 2010, the CRHA voted to approve a master plan to shape the future of the city's public housing stock. A final draft is expected to be finished in the spring of 2010. [23]A Residents' Bill of Rights guarantees that no resident will be displaced during the redevelopment process.

In December 2010, the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation awarded CRHA $10,000 for salary support for a resident services coordinator position[24].

2011

On October 3, 2011, City Council was asked to allocate 140,000 in the Charlottesville Housing Fund towards the purchase of two properties in order to redevelop them as part of the CRHA master plan. One is located at 204 8th Street NW and will be purchased for $60,000. The other is 210 8th Street NW and will be purchased for $80,000. Both sales were well under assessment. The ultimate goal is to develop the whole block, even though the city does not own all of it yet. The city cannot directly purchase the properties, but will buy them on behalf of a non-profit. [25] The Charlottesville chapter of Habitat for Humanity holds the deed for the properties.

2012

Residents file suit over utility surcharges

In June 2012, seven residents filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against the CRHA claiming surcharges on utility bills were higher than allowed by law. [26] Their lawsuit was filed with help from the Legal Aid Justice Center and former city councilor John Conover.

2013

In February 2013, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a preliminary report that outlined several area of mismanagement at CRHA. The CRHA responded in March that it would address the issues. Meanwhile, the Public Housing Association of Residents complained that both HUD and CRHA both failed to take tenants rights sufficiently into account. [27]

In response to the HUD report, CRHA sought to increase the minimum rent from $25 to $50 and to increase late fees from $10 to $15. PHAR responded that such moves would be "barbaric." [28]

Later in the year, PHAR became concerned about the potential that CHRA would opt to become a pilot participant in HUD's "Rental Assistance Demonostration" project. That would change the financing structure between HUD and CRHA. [29]

2014

2015

2016

Grant Duffield was hired as executive director and took office in May 2016. [30]

The CRHA Board of Commissioners hired Colonial Webb to service heating and air conditioning in all of its units at a cost of $50,000 a year. [31]

2019

Years of talk about redevelopment turned to action as the first approvals began to be granted for various projects.

  • Rehabilitation of Crescent Halls is set to get underway in late 2019, with a price to come forward in December 2019. The estimate is $12.8 million with $1.125 in city taxpyer funding [1]
  • Forty-eight new units are slated to be built at the Levy Avenue site
  • Two phases of development at South First Street proceeded through the city's approval process [32] [1]

A HUD audit released in August found that CRHA could not properly document that it followed procurement procedure when purchasing $728,516 worth of goods and services. [33] [34]

Materials for October 28, 2019 meeting

2021

  • January 5, 2021 6 p.m., the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s safety committee was scheduled to discuss finalizing a policy to govern its use of surveillance cameras before sending it out for public comment. The policy under consideration would apply to all CRHA properties, although not all would get cameras. The CRHA safety committee held several meetings since Dre’Shawn Rayvon McDonald was killed in November 2020. [35]
In 2020, the Police have responded to 14 shots-fired calls on South First Street in 2020, more than 2016 through 2019 combined, according to CPD data, leading to a push for crime enforcement and cameras from residents. CRHA has decided to finalize a policy to govern its use of surveillance cameras before installing them. [36]

Communities

Charlottesville communities with CRHA-managed public housing include:


Communities in progress

Personnel

Board of Commissioners

The CRHA is governed by a seven member Board of Commissioners that consists of at least two CRHA residents and one former or current recipient of Section 8 vouchers. The board meets on the fourth Monday of each month in City Council Chambers[37]

Current commissioners

Former commissioners

Director & Staff

Former Directors

References

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  2. Print: Council Okays Bare Minimum, Ray McGrath, Daily Progress, Worrell Newspaper group September 6, 1978, Page .
  3. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, January 18, 1954.
  4. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, May 3, 1954.
  5. Web. Study of Housing Completed, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, February 1, 1951, retrieved February 1, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. February 1, 1951 page 2.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Print: Vinegar Hill Appraisals Started, Staff Reports, Daily Progress, Lindsay family February 13, 1960, Page .
  7. Print: Authority Begins Citywide Survey of Housing Needs, Staff Reports, Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 9, 1959, Page .
  8. 8.0 8.1 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 19600118-DP
  9. Print: New Site Chosen for Housing Units, {{{author}}}, Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 18, 1960, Page 13.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Print: Businessmen Endorse Vinegar Hill Project, , Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 5, 1960, Page .
  11. Print: New McCue Housing Bill May Alter City Charter, , Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 22, 1960, Page .
  12. Web. Voting Heavy in Cox's Row Referendum, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, May 23, 1925, retrieved May 23, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. May 23, 1925 page 1.
  13. Print: Business Club Backs Housing, Staff Reports, Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 29, 1960, Page .
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  15. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, September 22, 1990.
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  17. Web. Council thanks heaven for Noah Schwartz, Jayson Whitehead, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, July 24, 2006, retrieved February 22, 2016. Print. July 24, 2006 .
  18. Web. CRHA Out of "Troubled" Status, City of Charlottesville, November 29, 2006, retrieved February 22, 2016.
  19. Web. [“Enormous Task” still needs leader “Enormous Task” still needs leader], Scott Weaver, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, January 8, 2008, retrieved February 22, 2016. Print. January 8, 2008 .
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External Links

CRHA Website