The FY2021 - FY2024 program priorities and objectives/outcomes that will guide funding decisions are:
Create and Sustain Affordable Housing
1.1 Improve existing owner-occupied housing
1.2 Encourage the development of new affordable housing
1.3 Promote affordable home ownership opportunities
1.4 Support special needs housing for elderly and disabled persons
1.5 Support homelessness outreach and prevention programs
Preserve and Improve Existing Communities
2.1 Promote the acquisition of obsolete properties for redevelopment projects or elimination of blight
2.2 Encourage reinvestment in commercial and residential areas that are vulnerable to instability
2.3 Support infrastructure improvements to promote neighborhood stabilization and sustainability
2.4 Support quality recreational and open space projects in low income neighborhoods
Promote Healthy and Self-Sufficient Families
3.1 Support healthy youth development through increased educational attainment
3.2 Identify gaps and develop strategies to meet critical current and emerging service needs in the community
3.3 Support a coordinated public and private network of community services that fosters stability and maximizes financial independence for individuals and families
Strengthen the Organizational Development of Non-Profit Organizations and Affordable Housing Developers
4.1 Foster educational programming for non-profit organizations and affordable housing developers that focus on skill development, organizational development, and certifications that further the development of affordable housing and delivery of services to residents
project:Homes Repair Home in the Midlothian District
An elderly homeowner living in the Midlothian magisterial district recently received home repairs through one of project: HOMES’s federally funded programs (that use Chesterfield HOME grant funds) for County residents, including replacement of her roof, windows, siding, and front porch. Pictured here are before and after photos of the project. Project: HOMES did a great job and the homeowner was very appreciative of her transformed home!
project:HOMES Repair Home in the Matoaca District
The photos below depict before and after of one of the recent homes that Project: HOMES, in partnership with Chesterfield County, completed in the Matoaca district on Whistlers Cove Drive. The homeowner received a new roof, gutters, porch steps, and siding, as well as an ADA-accessible bathroom for her son. The homeowner was ecstatic with her repairs and her son was proud to say, “Look at what I am able to do for you now Mom!”
project:HOMES Repair Home in Chesterfield
The Department of Community Enhancement annually allocates federal grant funding to a nonprofit organization, project: HOMES, for home repairs to income-eligible homeowners in Chesterfield. The photos below depict before and after of one of the recent homes that was worked on, located in the Midlothian district off of Pinetta Drive. project: HOMES did a great job and the homeowner was extremely thankful for the beautiful work.
Maggie Walker Community Land Trust Buys First Home in Chesterfield.
Five months after receiving $500,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding form Chesterfield, the Land Trust has closed on the acquisition of its first residential property in the county. The nonprofit purchased a vacant single-family home located at 5616 S. Melbeck Road, located in the Dale District. It plans to rehabilitate the residence and sell the resident to an income- eligible homebuyer. Additionally, the Land Trust’s structure enables them to retain ownership of the land beneath the house, leasing it to the homeowner. This significantly reduces the cost of the home for the homebuyer and expands the pool of eligible homebuyers as well as ensuring the home remains affordable in perpetuity.
CDBG Partners with project: HOMES
The Department of Community Enhancement annually allocates federal grant funding to project: HOMES, a nonprofit organization, for home repairs to income-eligible homeowners in Chesterfield County. In 2018, the county’s Code Enforcement team referred two homeowners to project: HOMES to address their property maintenance issues on the exterior of their homes, both of which are in the Clover Hill district. The photos depict before and after of one of the homes. The homeowner was extremely thankful for the beautiful work that project: HOMES