About Us

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Piedmont Housing Alliance’s mission is to create affordable housing opportunities and foster community through education, lending, and equitable development. Our core values are home, opportunity, community, respect, and equity.

We believe that everyone should have a place to call home.

Piedmont Housing Alliance’s service area is Planning District 10, which consists of the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson and the city of Charlottesville.

Read our Strategic Plan 2018-2021.

Piedmont Housing Alliance by the Numbers

940+     homebuyers helped through counseling and down payment assistance

$9.2M   in down payment assistance  provided to home buyers

410        affordable rental homes created, owned and/or managed

4,700+    clients provided financial education and a path to economic self-sufficiency

2018 Highlights

In 2018, Piedmont Housing Alliance assisted more than 1,057 households as we:

  • Supported more than 560 families in their quest for financial well-being and self-sufficiency through skills learned in housing counseling and financial education. Our certified housing counselors coached struggling renters and aspiring homebuyers, helping to create 67 first-time homebuyers over the past two years with $618,000 in deferred down payment assistance loans.
  • Strengthened our affordable rental communities, adding resident services capacity and preparing to grow from 358 rental homes at nine communities to more than 600 at eleven communities by the end of FY18/19.
  • Residents of Friendship Court Apartments co-designed the site plan for their future community, ensuring phased redevelopment with no displacement for the 150 current resident families and additional affordable housing for new families. Our on-site staff at the community center continues to connect residents to dozens of enriching programs, activities and offerings to support children and families today and into the future. And we are adding an Economic Opportunity Coordinator to launch the Community Wealth Building initiative, connecting residents with not only financial coaching but also employment coaching and income/benefit support towards a stronger financial future.

We know it is not just the numbers, but the individual life stories of real people that connect you to our mission – read more about them on our blog and the Friendship Court blog.