Tag: housing

By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore Regional Housing Coalition met March 6 at the Historic Onancock School, where participants shared insights on why the Shore lacks affordable housing and what must be done to fix the problem. Ramona Chapman, of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, facilitated. David...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore residents turned out by the dozens Jan. 29 for an affordable housing workshop at the Exmore town hall, led by the Berkley Group, the consulting firm helping the Northampton planning commission through the process of updating its county’s comprehensive plan. A second housing workshop...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack and Northampton leaders are working to rebuild a foundation for affordable housing opportunities on the Eastern Shore. Ava Wise, president of the United States Sustainable Development Corporation, recently organized a housing summit on the Shore, with the encouragement of Ramona Chapman, from the Virginia Department...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors unanimously approved the appropriation of $25,000 for Northampton County Social Services and the Eastern Shore Area Agency on Aging Tuesday night, for emergency use to find shelter for individuals and families who have become homeless during the dangerously hot summer. “I cannot imagine anybody...