Workforce Housing Task Force for James City County


The role of the Workforce Housing Task Force is to evaluate data, programs and efforts that affect affordable and workforce housing within James City County; assess strategies, best practices and initiatives to address the affordable and workforce housing needs; and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on strategies to address affordable and workforce housing challenges.


On Nov. 22, 2016, the Board of Supervisors adopted the 2035 Strategic Plan, which includes the goal of “Expanding and Diversifying the Local Economy.” The purpose of this goal is to:

...Support the expansion and diversification of the local economy by providing the regulatory framework to support business development, by undertaking economic development marketing and recruitment efforts, by fostering the development and expansion of businesses, and by supporting strategies to facilitate the development of affordable and workforce housing.

Through this goal, James City County is striving to create a diverse and sustainable local economy that upholds a commitment to protect community character and supports regional economic development targets.

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