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Could ending single-family-only zoning ease city’s housing crunch?

City officials say one way to allow for more affordable housing in Harrisonburg could potentially be another zoning change — one that makes it easier for developers to build duplexes in town. 

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Community leaders seek broad input to address central Valley’s key workforce concerns

Business leaders, nonprofit leaders and other community leaders from Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are already talking about ways to address transportation, affordable housing and childcare hurdles in the central Shenandoah Valley.

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No clear path emerges yet for Heritage Oaks’ future

Representatives from the Urban Land Institute presented three possible answers to the question about Heritage Oaks Golf Course’s future, but council members weren’t wowed by any of the options. 

Mercy House’s Timberville location feeds into organization’s short- and long-term plans

Mercy House moved its second thrift store from University Boulevard to Timberville as part of the organization’s long-term strategy to offer affordable housing.

Health district has received 60,000 vaccine doses so far

About 20% of the Central Shenandoah Valley’s residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose so far, said Dr. Laura Kornegay, health director for this area’s public health district.

Just what is a housing trust fund and how might it work in Hburg?

As city leaders, organizations and advocates have debated ways to address Harrisonburg’s housing crunch, the concept of establishing a housing trust fund kept popping up. Here’s a guide to how a housing trust fund works, what other localities use one and how it might affect Harrisonburg’s affordable housing crunch.

Suggestions for housing crunch include new coordinator position and a trust fund

Hiring a city housing coordinator, attracting higher paying employers, providing more incentives to developers and establishing a housing trust fund were among the 17 recommendations consultants suggested Tuesday to the Harrisonburg City Council.

Reed and Romero return as city leaders. Now comes the hard part of leading Hburg’s recovery.

After the Harrisonburg City Council re-elected them to their positions for another two years on Monday, Mayor Deanna Reed and Vice-mayor Sal Romero outlined in interviews with The Citizen their shared priorities for the coming months, including recovering economically from the pandemic, encouraging affordable housing and building the second high school.

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