Woodard Properties, a Charlottesville property management and development company, has served local businesses, students, and the community for over 40 years. We provide affordable housing for over 150 community members and work closely with housing authorities and non-profit organizations to house low-income families. Additionally, we offer affordable commercial space for over 200 small businesses. This gives local entrepreneurs the ability to grow and succeed and creates more employment opportunities.
Giving has always been at the heart of the Woodard Properties family. Whether it be time, space, resources, manpower, or funding, Woodard Properties is committed to the Charlottesville community and is constantly seeking ways to help this community thrive. In 2021, we donated nearly $85,000 to local organizations. Additionally, we support over 50 non-profits and various organizations in Charlottesville. We donate over 500 hours of community service to local charities each year. Many of the organizations that we assist strive to get those who are struggling back on their feet, which contributes to the overall well-being of our community.
We provide financial, hands-on, and in-kind support to non-profits related to education, health, cultural, social, housing, the arts, and other community initiatives. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one organization that Woodard Properties has developed a close relationship with throughout the years. The Charlottesville IRC has welcomed over 4,600 refugees that have escaped violence and deprivation from 32 different countries.
“The International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville is incredibly fortunate to have had Woodard Properties as a key partner in our resettlement efforts for over a decade. In the past year alone, more than 12 families and 48 individuals have been resettled with Woodard, enjoying a tenancy that provides an essential foothold for future self-sufficiency and community integration. IRC clients, particularly Woodard tenants, have become core members of the Charlottesville community; going on to study at UVA and PVCC, serving the country as Peace Corps volunteers, establishing successful businesses, and finding work as healthcare workers, teachers, and even IRC staff members. As we work through the resettlement of over 300 clients displaced by the Afghan Refugee Crisis, the IRC continues to turn to Woodard Properties as reliable and supportive partners in securing our clients’ most important need” – The IRC. Woodard Properties not only provides affordable housing for the IRC, but we also work with their New Roots program by donating land for one of their community gardens.
Woodard Properties’ diverse portfolio not only includes student, traditional, affordable, and commercial properties, but it also includes vacant land for future development. With the continuous growth of Charlottesville, Woodard Properties will continue its mission to provide pleasant environments for residents and businesses to call home.