As chronic homelessness rises in the Charlottesville area, one type of housing that can help has been delayed because of rising construction costs

Charlottesville Tomorrow, 2/20/2024: Despite receiving funding from both the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, the next phase of the Premier Circle low-cost housing project is delayed once more. 

Virginia Supportive Housing won’t be able to start building its 80 units of permanent supportive housing until summer, said Julie Anderson, director of real estate development at VSH, a nonprofit developer that provides affordable housing and on-site case management services to residents. 

The project plans to provide not just apartments, but wraparound social services for some of the poorest people in the community, including many who have been experiencing homelessness. Its goal is to “functionally end chronic homelessness” in the Charlottesville area, according to the VSH website. 

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