What housing issues do you believe Virginia Beach residents face? Deadline: 5:00 PM on September 16, 2016
The Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech and czb, LLC, a neighborhood planning firm, are currently conducting a housing study for the City of Virginia Beach. The study will provide information on the city’s household demographics, housing stock, homeownership and rental rates, neighborhood characteristics and more. It will also reveal trends, housing needs and opportunities for achieving the city’s goals for affordability and the preservation and enhancement of existing housing. Results from the study will be used to guide city policy and funding for housing and neighborhood preservation programs.
On Aug. 10, the city held public meetings to preview preliminary findings from the housing study and seek input on residents’ challenges and concerns related to housing. This forum is available for residents who were unable to attend the meetings and participate in the focus groups.
The biggest issue facing Virginia Beach is the City Councils continued push to make this area look like Northern Virginia: high density housing, lots of traffic and big city cultural problems. Many of moved here to get away from areas like that. We want to live a T-shirt and flip-flops way of life. We like the suburban life style.