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New housing hotline opens to connect people, resources

A new hotline is accepting calls to help people get information about housing faster and more conveniently, it has been… more

Debate around statewide definition of affordable housing belies larger crisis

Long before the COVID-19 recession put millions of Virginians on the precipice of losing their homes, the commonwealth already suffered… more

Housing Hotline

Partnership for Housing Affordability’s new Housing Resource Line connects callers to essential services By Rodrigo Arriaza It’s not always easy… more

Stoney to pitch Richmond City Council on dedicated revenue for affordable housing, release new housing plan

To meet growing needs, Mayor Levar Stoney said Tuesday that he will pitch the City Council on dedicating millions more… more

Richmond mayoral candidates square off virtually in first forum of campaign

In a year of turmoil, Richmond’s mayoral candidates shared their respective ideas Tuesday on how to build a more equitable… more

Richmond mayor, council members commit to interfaith group’s affordable housing, violence reduction objectives

By Chris Suarez In a Zoom conference call with more than 430 participants Monday evening, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and… more

Demonstration focuses on gentrification, evictions and the quality of black lives

By WAYNE EPPS JR. and ALI SULLIVAN Richmond Times-Dispatch As Omari Al-Qadaffi, a local organizer, spoke to more than 100… more

Fearing wave of evictions, advocates press Richmond City Council to up investment in affordable housing

By MARK ROBINSON Richmond Times-Dispatch In the middle of a pandemic many fear will cost families their homes, advocates on… more

A Place to Live

A regional ‘framework’ outlines housing needs and suggests solutions by Rodrigo Arriaza Stable housing is a key to building a… more

A Place to Call Your Own

Housing advocates, pro bono lawyers and city leaders work to address the root causes of eviction and develop solutions by… more

County grapples with shortage of affordable housing

New report highlights affordability issues in Chesterfield, region by JIM MCCONNELL In presenting its new report on regional housing last week,… more

HDA Helps Launch an Innovative Approach to Community Housing Planning

HDA Helps Launch an Innovative Approach to Community Housing Planning by HDAdvisors On January 15, the Partnership for Housing Affordability… more

Barriers to housing abound in Virginia. Can these bills help break them down?

Barriers to housing abound in Virginia. Can these bills help break them down? By Wyatt Gordon Since Governor Ralph Northam’s historic 3.7 billion… more

Elizabeth Hancock Greenfield column: For a brighter future in the Richmond region, we need to start with housing

Elizabeth Hancock Greenfield column: For a brighter future in the Richmond region, we need to start with housing. By Elizabeth… more

Affordable Housing: A Key Element of Economic Development

Affordable Housing: A Key Element of Economic Development By Lara Fritts A few months ago, I was talking with a… more

Nonprofit regional partnership works to tackle housing affordability issues

Nonprofit regional partnership works to tackle housing affordability issues by Jeremy M. Lazarus Soaring housing costs are leaving tens of thousands… more

Action Plan To Increase Affordable Housing In Richmond Region Released

Action Plan To Increase Affordable Housing In Richmond Region Released By Yasmine Jumaa Representatives from local government joined the Partnership for… more

Amid rising rents and home prices, new framework emphasizes regional approach to housing challenges

Amid rising rents and home prices, new framework emphasizes regional approach to housing challenges By MARK ROBINSON Richmond Times-Dispatch Median… more

Good morning, RVA: ERA, a regional housing framework, and a redistricting update

From Good Morning RVA The Partnership for Housing Affordability has released their Richmond Regional Housing Framework, and you can download a PDF… more

A Regional Challenge

Housing organizers present data they hope will be a game changer for policymakers. BY SARAH KING The Partnership for Affordable Housing… more

The Housing Gap

A regional effort to address affordable housing needs is under way with two rounds of meetings in Richmond and the… more

Richmond Nonprofit Leading Efforts To Create A Regional Affordable Housing Plan

Local governments, nonprofits and developers are coming to the table to create the first-ever affordable housing plan for the Richmond… more

Nonprofit aims to increase affordable housing options in Richmond area

A local nonprofit is seeking community input on how to create affordable housing in the Richmond area. The Partnership for… more

Regional Plan Targets Affordability Issues

HANOVER — The mention of affordable housing conjures a variety of images and responses, some of them not as complimentary… more

Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County

An acclaimed, award-winning journalist, producer and filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi – who has built a reputation with playful and provocative HBO… more

RVA Snapshot Looks at Economic Indicators and How They Tie Into Housing

Economic prosperity and quality of life in the Richmond area and how those factors tie into housing was the focus… more

Fox and Elswick: Regional Data Can Spur Progress

The Richmond Region is an incredible place to call home. The list of accolades for our community is growing every… more

‘Snapshot’ to track regional social, economic indicators

There’s an oft-repeated joke about Richmonders changing a light bulb. It takes four, you see, one to change the bulb… more

New site from VCU shows region from a ‘MetroView’

Area real estate agents, developers and planners have a new tool to track regional land use and development trends. A… more

Lafayette: What do we need in our next mayor?

In November of this year, with the mayoral election, Richmonders will hire a new leader for our city. Between now… more

Laura Lafayette: Richmond Realtors Leader Stresses Affordable Housing

Laura Lafayette, once a divinity graduate student and now CEO of the Richmond Association of Realtors, is a champion for… more

Long-Dormant Richmond Trust Fund Pays First Dividends in Support of Low-Income Housing

In a stone courtyard flanked by well-kept apartment units adjacent to an intersection that was once an open-air drug market,… more

More Than Shelter

In April of this year, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority opened its waiting list for what officially are called “housing choice… more

Study Cites Lack of Affordable Housing in Area

After Venita Walker pays the rent and utilities on her modest, three-bedroom brick house in South Richmond, she barely has… more

Joint Effort Needed to Tackle Affordable Housing Issues

A multipronged strategy and regional collaboration will be needed to ensure affordable housing for the Richmond area, according to a… more

Lafayette: Diverse neighborhoods, stronger schools

I have a mantra: “People don’t buy a house until they’ve first bought into a community’s quality of life.” That’s… more

Boston Linkage Fee for Large-Scale Developments Produces Jobs and Housing

If meeting a growing demand for early education professionals by providing education and skill building programs to Boston residents wanting… more

New Properties on the Map for Nonprofits

Under a change in state law last month, Richmond nonprofits now have easier access to a new pool of hundreds of… more

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