The Housing Gap

A regional effort to address affordable housing needs is under way with two rounds of meetings in Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico — the first to discuss housing challenges and the second to focus on strategies.

These sessions held by the Partnership for Affordable Housing began last week in Hanover and Richmond, and continue May 21 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center  and May 28 at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center on Hull Street, both from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“We represent these communities, we work in these communities … and we’re looking to help build our communities,” said Jessica Ortiz, who was one of several representatives of Richmond’s Office of Community Wealth Building who attended a May 16 meeting at Virginia Commonwealth University.