PDC Housing Development Program Partner Spotlight: Foley Road Efficiencies

The PDC Housing Development Program, a $2 million pilot program through Virginia Housing that provides gap funds to affordable housing developers in need of additional capital, will soon reach its two-year milestone. To date, the seven developers who received an award through the program have accessed just over 50% of obligated funds, totaling more than $800,000 in grant funds utilized.

One of the seven partner projects, Foley Road Efficiencies, has made significant construction progress over the past several months. The Foley Road Efficiencies development will bring 11 efficiency rental units to the City of Harrisonburg, affordable to those at 60% AMI, in part using $350,000 in PDC Housing Development Program Funds. Framing is currently underway, and the developer recently installed electrical infrastructure with the capability to allow for Level 3 EV charging for all 11 units. The intentional use of local contractors and suppliers on this project is supporting local businesses and the community members they employ while generating tax revenue. The units will remain affordable at 60% AMI for at least 20 years, and the developer intentionally built units with a smaller footprint to encourage affordability by design over the lifespan of the building.

All units receiving funds through the PDC Housing Development Program must be complete by June 30, 2025.

BRITE Title VI Plan – Open for Public Comment

BRITE Bus Transit and the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) hereby releases for public comment the BRITE Title VI Plan. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ensures that no one shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance due to their race, color, or national origin.

The draft Title VI Plan can be reviewed online: Title VI Plan (DRAFT)

Digital or hard copies may be requested by calling the Title VI Coordinator at 540-885-5174. Copies for public review are available at the following locations:

  • Augusta County Government Center, 18 Government Center Lane, Verona
  • Staunton City Manager’s Office, 116 W Beverley Street, Staunton
  • Charles T. Yancey Municipal Building, 503 W Main Street, Waynesboro
  • BRITE Transit Facility, 51 Ivy Ridge Lane, Fishersville

Written comments may be submitted to BRITE Bus, 112 MacTanly Place, Staunton, VA 24401 or via email to devon@cspdc.org by 5:00PM on June 20, 2023. An official public hearing will be provided if requested prior to the end of the comment period. To request a public hearing, contact BRITE Bus no later than seven working days prior to the meeting.

BRITE Bus Transit and the CSPDC ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you have questions or concerns about your civil rights in regards to this program or require special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please contact the Title VI Coordinator at 540-885-5174. Sign language or non-English language interpreters and accessible formats for the visually impaired will be provided if needed and requested from the CSPDC no later than seven working days prior to the meeting.