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Charles City Housing GAP Defined:

Poverty and Low-Income

• 1/2 county households
   low-income,.i.e., income
   less than 80% AMI
• 315 households live
  in poverty
• 80+ female head-of- 
  household with children
  under age 18 live in poverty
• 80+ women 65+ years old  
  with a median income
  of about $600/month
• Families living in camping
  trailers



Aged & Poorly Maintained Housing


• Median house value:
   $86,700 vs. $125,400
  statewide median
• 17.5% valued <$50,000
• 37% built before 1970
• 20% mobile homes

Limited Affordable Housing

• Few affordable single- 
  family units 
• <50 multi-family units
• Limited rental
  opportunities
• No assisted living units
• No supervised care
  living units
• No housing available for
  Housing Choice Vouchers

Difficult Wastewater Issues

• 2/3 county soils will not
  perk
• No countywide sewer
  system
• Hundreds of failed/failing
  septic systems
• Expensive alternative
  systems
• 50+ households without
  complete indoor plumbing

Click HERE to learn about
GREAT OAK VILLAGE, a planned affordable housing community in Charles
City County, Virginia, and how you can help make
it a reality!
Measures of Success

CrossGap success is measured in terms of the number of Charles City County households with improved living conditions. For example, how many:

• low-income households were made warmer, dryer, more
  safe and secure;
• disabled people upgraded to an appropriate living condition
  (access, space, facilities, etc.);
• low-income elders upgraded to living in age/ability
  appropriate facilities;
• overcrowded living situations were relieved;
• low-income households were given the opportunity to
  become home-owners;
• households were given the opportunity to move into
  affordable rental housing;
• households upgraded to complete kitchen facilities;
• households upgraded to complete and completely
  functioning indoor plumbing;
• volunteer hours were leveraged against the financial
  contributions of CrossGap donors.


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