Registration Now Open for the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Housing Summit

Registration for the SAW Housing Summit is open through September 28th. In partnership with the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, Augusta Health, Valley Community Services Board, and Valley Homeless Connection, the CSPDC will be presenting the Summit on October 11th & 12th at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center in Staunton.

The SAW Housing Summit is a result of collaborative work across organizations in the SAW region since March 2020, who joined together to disburse critical funding and resources to underserved communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those experiencing housing insecurity. As the short-term impacts of the pandemic began to lessen, the group turned their attention toward our region’s more persistent housing challenges that remained, from addressing homelessness to providing accessible housing to our local workforce. The Summit will culminate the work that has taken place and provide a forum for planning to address our regional housing issues into the future.

The Summit will take place over the course of a day and a half, and will incorporate a variety of speakers, facilitated discussions, and brainstorming sessions. It will conclude with an action-focused facilitated discussion on Day 2 to chart a path forward.

Topics include defining affordable housing, assessing our region’s housing landscape, the connections between housing, health, and economic development, promoting the development of affordable housing stock, and funding and success stories around the state.

For more information on the SAW Housing Summit and to register today, visit

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