The City of Lynchburg understands that housing is an important element for their city to be educated on. Comprehensive data is available to provide an accurate picture of the City’s housing situation and conditions including affordability, accessibility, distance from element, etc.
Lynchburg created a housing information group called the Housing and Education Partnership Program, composed of private and public representative with knowledge about and familiarity with housing and economic issued in the City and region, who meet to identify key housing and economic development issues for study and analysis. They identify the type of information that is relevant to housing and its effect on economic growth and development.
The City is conducting a study of housing, and for comparative purposes, portions of the region, and its relation to economic growth by collecting data on specified indicators and an analysis of this information as it relates to the City and to other localities both within and outside of the Central Virginia region. The information gathered by this effort will be presented in both written and visual form and will be available for city use.
Additional events are being held to publish the study results to other audience, including the general public, private businesses and organizations, and regional partners. The events provide an opportunity to reinforce the connect ion between housing and economic growth. The study offers insight into specific neighborhoods or parts of the City and/or region.
The City of Lynchburg strives to build collaborative relationships among regional organizations and entities around housing and its effect on growth for the region. The use of consistent and comprehensive data will assure a fair and measured picture of housing in the city and parts of the region that can be used to plan economic and physical growth.
For more information, contact Bonnie Svrcek, firstname.lastname@example.org