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What do you think of when you picture the "American Dream?"

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Over the last 30 years, housing costs have increased substantially, making it difficult for young professionals to purchase a first home.  Creating community driven neighborhoods with high quality homes built on low cost lots, will diversify the housing market within Washington County. The Next Generation Housing Initiative will fill the market void in our suburban/exurban communities, providing attainable quality housing opportunities throughout Washington County for our next generation workforce. One of the main goals for Next Generation Housing is to support investments in the housing stock and advance the quality of the neighborhoods in the County.

The Next Generation's Housing journey will look different than the preceding generation's. Community leaders, employers, and employees have long expressed concerns over the perceived housing inventory and attainability in Washington County. View the ArcGIS Storymap below created by Economic Development Washington County (EDWC) for a detailed analysis of workforce, population, household income, and the difficulties of purchasing a home in today's economy. EDWC Storymap (External Link)

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) awarded Washington County $26 million in recovery funds for economic and community recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that will be used to address the current and future issues pertaining to the declining workforce in Washington County. Portions of this funding will be utilized within the Community Development Department to address the current housing barriers.

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View the Barriers to Opportunities Infographic as a pdf.

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Background

Learn about the development of the Initiative, and members of the NGHC.

 

Southern Housing Region Program

The HOME Consortium

 

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Pilot Developments

Information related to the Next Generation Housing Pilot Developments.