Plus: A regional round-up from Thomas Jefferson Planning District communities
The State mandates planning districts committee around the State to aid localities in their planning and land use efforts serving as a resource with expertise. It seems TJPDC is morphing into a nonprofit providing services funded by grants and local dollars. How is providing services to those in fear of being evicted with staffing being paid by grants serving its original intended purpose? Somewhere down the line, it will experience a conflict in its advisory role to localities and its role of preventing evictions in localities. ***The TJPDC is also administering a $2 million grant from Virginia Housing to actually construct units. Jacobs said requests for proposals have been received and there three entities have been selected to proceed.*** Former agency agency Chip Boyles started this agency down that slippery slope. Both the City and the County already have programs and staffing for eviction prevention, along with the CRHA. Another competitor of grant money to duplicate services?