February 2022
Your monthly update from
Piedmont Housing Alliance
We Broke Ground at Friendship Court!
As all great design work should do, the redevelopment of Friendship Court won’t just be transformational for this community, for these families, but it will act as a fulcrum to the future for the whole of Charlottesville, and it will reach further yet to the rest of the Commonwealth and beyond. This work of excellence will influence communities everywhere.
Sunshine Mathon
Executive Director
Piedmont Housing Alliance

"...I present my deepest thanks to the teams that work with us for the last seven years, and today it happens. Inclusion - of course this project includes everybody. The credit goes to Piedmont Housing Alliance, who included the resident community in every part of this project...all the community members were included in every decision-making process. That's what makes it wonderful."
from remarks by Zafar Khan
Member, Friendship Court Advisory Committee

"It has not been easy. But it was worth it. Every sleepless night. For this day, we dug into the soil for a foundation for housing. My foundation is a little deeper than that. I want us to build a foundation of a community a community of love. Of respect for one another. A community that cares about one another. A community that treats others the way you want to be treated. That's my hope, and my dream, that have finally came forth."
from remarks by Myrtle Houchens
Relive the Groundbreaking Ceremony
Learn more about the redevelopment on our site!
City Council Approves MACAA Site Rezoning
Our work on Park Street continues to move forward, as City Council granted approved rezonings for both the Parks Street Christian Church site and the MACAA site.
Piedmont Community Land Trust
House for Sale
Charlottesville, VA 22902

The Piedmont CLT homeownership program is open to individuals, families, seniors — any homebuyer who is income-qualified (see above) and wants to live in the greater Charlottesville area. When thinking about your eligibility, you should consider your income and employment, as well as your credit history and savings. These are the factors a lender will consider when you apply for a mortgage. We recognize that homebuyers may be at different stages of the homebuyer process. 
We can help connect you to other community resources to assist you.

New Year, New You:
Savor 2022!
February 8, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Down Payment Assistance Programs
February 16th at 10:00 am
February 23rd at 5:00 pm

Join Piedmont Housing Alliance to learn about the down payment assistance programs that we offer like our down payment loan program, the VIDA program, and pre-purchase counseling! We encourage participants to ask questions about our programs and find out how they can work for you. Please attend this webinar if you are applying to the down payment loan program. This webinar is mandatory for new clients applying to the down payment loan program.

Register Here! for any of the workshops.

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Did You Know?
State of Virginia employees can give directly to Piedmont Housing Alliance through the Virginia State Employee Assistance Fund?
You can even make your own fundraising page. Click to learn more or contact
Simone Joye, Director of Development of Communications
at (434) 806-4021 or via email.