Do you want to make a difference in Charlottesville? You can help the voices of lower-income residents to be heard by volunteering as a neighborhood surveyor with the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC). Charlottesville’s neighborhoods are changing rapidly, and gentrification – the displacement of lower-income people and loss of small businesses – is spreading rapidly. Charlottesville’s supply of affordable housing falls far short of meeting the needs. The city is considering changing its zoning, and LAJC needs your help to ensure the perspectives of city residents are heard. Surveyors go in two-person teams, weekdays from 3:30-6:00 pm or on Saturdays anytime between 12-6.
A brief training and additional information will be provided if you are interested in volunteering for at least 6 hours. Contact Emily Dreyfus, Community Organizer, Legal Aid Justice Center at 434-529-1809 or email@example.com.