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A Historic Moment for Affordable Housing in Virginia: Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity announces the first Community Land Trust Development in the Commonwealth

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A Historic Moment for Affordable Housing in Virginia:

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity announces the first Community Land Trust Development in the Commonwealth

On November 17th, Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity (RMHFH) announced the launch of Virginia’s first operational Community Land Trust development; a landmark moment in the history of affordable housing in Read the rest of this entry »

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February 15, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Interested in living at the Pillars at Oakmont, Richmond Habitat's new multi-family development in Church Hill?

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Interested in living at the Pillars at Oakmont,
Richmond Habitat’s new multi-family development in Church Hi
ll?

The Pillars at Oakmont is Richmond Habitat’s first foray into building attached residential housing in a mixed-income neighborhood. The 15 home development, located on in-fill acreage at T Street and 33rd Street in Richmond’s historic Church Hill, will feature 12 town homes and a triplex unit with 2-3 bedroom floor plans for sale in three income brackets:

30-60% Area Median Income Earners (9 homes reserved)
60-80% Area Median Income Earners (3 homes reserved)
No Income Requirements (3 homes will be sold on open market)

The development, located at T Street and 33rd Street in the City’s Church Hill neighborhood, will offer a natural intersection of income earners to reflect the diverse, mixed-income population that lives in this walk-able, urban community.

Interested applicants should call for additional information to reserve a space in this development. Those residents who have lived or worked for one year in the City of Richmnd and the counties of Amelia, Charles City, Chesterfield, Henrico, and New Kent are eligible to apply. Call 804-232-7001, or email linda@richmondhabitat.org .

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February 15, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Are you a teacher, public safety employee, government worker or part of the private sector workforce and struggle to meet your monthly home mortgage or rental payment? Do you want to have access to affordable housing in your locality? Are you interested in purchasing an affordable home?

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Are you a teacher, public safety employee, government worker or part of the private sector workforce and struggle to meet your monthly home mortgage or rental payment? Do you want to have access to affordable housing in your locality?  Are you interested in purchasing an affordable home?

Richmond Habitat recognizes that the median price of a home in the Richmond region increases approximately 50 percent every five years, yet worker salaries are not keeping up with these increases. In response to this critical gap between housing costs and income level increases, RMHFH has expanded its services to a wider range of income earners to help meet the affordable housing needs of our growing workforce population. While our core mission remains focused on familes in the 30-60% area median income population, Richmond Habitat’s service epansion now makes it possible for families with earnings in the 60-80% area median income bracket to also apply for our homeownership program.

30-60% area median income
>60-80% area median income

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February 15, 2010 at 2:15 pm

2 New Homes Dedicated in the 1st Habitat for Humanity Subdivision in New Kent County New Kent Community Joins Together to Build “Street of Dreams” for Working Families

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2 New Homes Dedicated in the 1st Habitat for Humanity Subdivision in New Kent County

New Kent Community Joins Together to Build “Street of Dreams” for Working Families

Richmond Habitat for Humanity’s New Kent Committee dedicated two new homes in the 1st Habitat for Humanity subdivison in New Kent County, located at 6301 Hopewell Road. New Kent Committee members, led by Chairman Alan Files, presented the keys to the new homeowners in a special community celebration at the new subdivision on June 23.

The new Habitat development will add 6 new homes to the County’s affordable housing inventory, offering workforce families the opportunity to live in the County where they currently work to provide needed services to County residents. It is estimated that the new subdivision will add approximately $1,000,000.00 to the New Kent County tax base.

Construction of the 1st two homes began on March 21. Over 500 volunteers participated in the New Kent community build effort alongside two Habitat partner families.

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February 15, 2010 at 2:14 pm

A Story of Hope in Today's Tough Economy Bank of America and Capital One Remain Committed to Affordable Housing …even in challenging times

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A Story of Hope in Today’s Tough Economy
Bank of America and Capital One Remain Committed to Affordable Housing …even in challenging times


Two 2-story Habitat homes were recently completed in Richmond’s Highland Park neigborhood thanks to two generous $65,000 grants from Bank of America and Capital One. The new houses on E. Brookland Park Boulevard were built on adjacent lots that were donated to Richmond Habitat in December 2007 by Randy and Meade Welch of Glendale Homes.

The homes are the first two houses ever built by Richmond Habitat using James Hardie cement fiber siding. Simulated to look like wood planking, the new siding enhances the homes’ exterior design, allowing the houses to blend seamlessly with the architectural style of the surrounding neighborhood. Additionally, the new flame retardant and weather resistant siding will provide greater durability and less maintenance for Habitat homeowner families. Click here to read more…

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February 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm

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Virginia Housing Development Authority Celebrates 10 Years of Partnership with Richmond Habitat

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Virginia Housing Development Authority Celebrates 10 Years of Partnership with Richmond Habitat

Over 30 skilled volunteers from the VHDA rolled up sleeves, took hammer in hand, and put their advocacy for affordable housing into action, framing 2 new Habitat homes in New Kent County. Delegate Chris Peace, Virginia’s 97th District Representative, joined the volunteer build effort on April 3.

VHDA celebrates 10 years of partnership with RMHFH through pro bono mortgage servicing and ‘hands on’ construction. Each year VHDA picks an area around the state to build a house with Habitat for Humanity. This year, VHDA associates chose to support the New Kent Committee of RMHFH in its effort to construct the first two homes in New Kent County. These homes will be the 4th and 5th homes that the VHDA has helped RMHFH build.

Click here for more information on Delegate Peace’s advocacy for affordable housing.

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February 15, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Richmond Habitat’s Response to Regional Housing Needs – Current Build Plans

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Richmond Habitat’s Response to Regional Housing Needs –
Current Build Plans

New Homes
• Angus Road, City of Richmond (17 homes) – completed

    • Brookland Park Boulevard, City of Richmond (2 homes) – completed
    • Terminal Avenue, City of Richmond (1 home)
    • T Street, City of Richmond (15 homes)
    – Mixed-income townhomes and a triplex
    • Kingsport Lane, Chesterfield County (7 homes)
    • Springs Road, City of Richmond (12-16 homes)
    • Dale Avenue, City of Richmond (35 homes and Community Center)
    • Wilcox Neck Road, Charles City (3 homes)
    • McLaughlin Lane, off Hopewell Road, New Kent (6 homes) – 2 homes completed

    Rehabs
    • Darbytown Road, City of Richmond (1 home) – completed
    • Cersley Street, City of Richmond (1 home) – completed
    • Gordon Avenue, City of Richmond (1 home) – completed
    • Atlantic Avenue, City of Richmond (1 home) – completed

Subject to zoning requirements

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February 15, 2010 at 2:07 pm