About Us

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The mission of Piedmont Housing Alliance is to create housing opportunities and build community through education, lending and development.

Our four core values — opportunity, home, community and respect — guide our interactions with our clients, our partners and the greater community.

We offer a unique continuum of services, resources, and properties to address the urgent need for more affordable housing for low and moderate income families.

Read the Executive Summary, Piedmont Housing Alliance Strategic Plan 2014-2017

Piedmont Housing Alliance by the Numbers

915+     homebuyers helped through counseling and down payment assistance

$9M      in down payment assistance  provided to home buyers

64         single family homes developed

410        affordable rental homes created, owned and/or managed

$165M   in capital funds leveraged from investors, public funds and donors

4,200+    clients provided financial education and a path to economic self-sufficiency

2017 Highlights

In 2017, Piedmont Housing Alliance assisted more than 1,000 households as we:

    • Supported more than 700 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 each client towards his or her goals, and helped create 48 first-time homebuyers with our unique combination of housing counseling and down payment assistance.
    • Grew our portfolio of high-quality affordable housing to 358 rental homes under management at nine different properties, adding three communities with 158 apartments over the past year.
    • Focused on resident engagement and resident leadership, refining the vision and site plan for the transformational redevelopment of Friendship Court Apartments in downtown Charlottesville from a subsidized housing community into an economically integrated neighborhood of opportunity. We are committed to our promise of no displacement to the residents, 150 families with more than 260 children, throughout the preservation and improvement of their homes. We are honored to be working alongside residents, including the nine resident members of the Advisory Committee and the six members of the Youth Leadership Team. And our 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.

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.

2015 Annual Report