Renovations and New Programs: Expanding Affordable Housing in Chesapeake

Marsha Jacobs
Published May 10, 2024


The Chesapeake Housing Authority recently announced plans to improve and expand affordable housing options across the city. Proposed upgrades to existing communities and new programs aim to better serve low-income residents and families in need of stable housing.


Improving Living Conditions

Planned renovations for Peaceful Village and MacDonald Manor will modernize hundreds of apartment units with new flooring, appliances, kitchens, bathrooms, and electrical and plumbing systems.

These much-needed upgrades will create safer and more livable homes for current residents. With improved living conditions, families can gain greater stability and independence.


New Senior and Youth Housing

Along with renovations, the housing authority hopes to add dedicated affordable housing for seniors and young adults. Around 50 new units for low-income seniors will allow them to live close to services while maintaining their independence.

Targeted youth housing will provide opportunities for education and workforce development programs.

Creating housing tailored to residents' needs and life stages is an innovative approach. Senior, youth, and family housing together will support community members through all of life's transitions.


Partnerships and Programs

To fully support residents, affordable housing is just the start. The housing authority aims to partner with local organizations to provide community programs and resources for residents. Possible offerings include job training, childcare, healthcare services, and financial literacy classes.

By bringing community programs into affordable housing communities, the housing authority can help residents overcome barriers and gain skills for long-term success. Strong partnerships will be key for creating opportunities and connecting residents with the resources they need.


Investing in an Inclusive Future

Through renovations, new housing, and community partnerships, the Chesapeake Housing Authority is working to uplift and invest in residents across the city. Their forward-looking programs aim to provide stability today and opportunities for generations to come.

By supporting affordable housing and creating paths to prosperity, Chesapeake can build a future that benefits all.

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