Tag: housing crunch
Council approves spending remaining ARPA money on parks and rec-heavy spending plan
The Harrisonburg City Council ultimately decided Tuesday to allot the remaining $11 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds on a spending plan that prioritized parks and recreation.
Parks and city beautification make the cut in council’s top 5 priorities for spending Rescue Plan Act funds
After months of public meetings and discussions, the Harrisonburg City Council landed on five main priorities for spending more than $20 million in federal funds and will now task city staff with vetting specific projects.
City seeks input on housing needs and discrimination
In analyzing impediments to fair housing choices, the city is seeking the public’s input — including with a survey and a forum — to find out what people see as Harrisonburg’s most urgent needs. They will also allow residents to share whether they faced discrimination in their searches for housing.
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.
Pandemic’s ripple effects continue as city manager announces resignation
Citing a need to restore a more sustainable work-life balance, Harrisonburg City Manager Eric Campbell announced Monday he will resign at the end of the year.
In its return to in-person meetings, council officially un-pauses new high school
Harrisonburg City Council members met in person for the first time since 2020 and revisited key issues from that time: the new high school and a housing crunch.