After a brief summary presentation from Deputy Executive Director, Keith Cannady, the Commission adopted the HRPDC Work Program for FY2019 at its May meeting. The work program describes the work that the HRPDC will undertake in the coming year. This document serves as a good source of information for the public about department staff, projects, and how the agency engages with the community throughout the region. The Work Program is also a part of the annual report that the HRPDC provides to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The DHCD provides an annual funding allocation to support HRPDC programs.
Programs include public communication, community engagement, compliance with Title VI and environmental justice requirements, and administration of State Homeland Security and Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) programs. Other core programs include efforts to promote water conservation, water quality, and recycling. The HRPDC also implements a number of homebuyer assistance programs and provides important data on the geography, economy and population of Hampton Roads. The Work Program also supports municipal drinking water programs, storm water management, and programs to protect the Chesapeake Bay.
Mr. Cannady highlighted a number of priority initiatives for the coming year, including promoting coastal resiliency in response to recurrent flooding, design of regional broadband infrastructure, and a continued focus on improving the competitiveness of the Hampton Roads economy. Please see this link https://www.hrpdcva.gov/uploads/docs/08_Enclosure_UPWP.pdf or contact Keith Cannady of the HRPDC staff for additional information about the updated work program.