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Archive for March 2010

Pillars at Oakmont Featured in Richmond Times Dispatch:

Habitat gets go-ahead, funding for mixed-income community in Richmond

By Carol Hazard
Published: February 10, 2010

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity got the go-ahead yesterday from Richmond — and a commitment of $225,000 from the city, the largest to date — for its first mixed-income community.

The Pillars of Oakmont is a 15-home community that will be built at T and 33rd streets in Richmond’s East End near Armstrong High School. The units will be energy-efficient row houses sold at different price points based on the income of the buyer.

It is the first mixed-income Habitat-built community for the region and possibly the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 29, 2010 at 11:14 pm

RMHFH Board Member Profiled in Richmond Times Dispatch

Faith drives Realtors CEO

Faith drives Realtors CEO
By Carol Hazard
Published: February 15, 2010
Updated: February 21, 2010 10:24 PM

Just out of college and not very worldly, Laura Dillard Lafayette was handed an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.

L. Douglas Wilder, during his bid for governor, asked her if she wanted to be his press secretary.

“I was 23 and if he was crazy enough to ask me to be his press secretary, I was crazy enough to say ‘yes,'” Lafayette said.

The stakes were high. Wilder became the nation’s first elected black governor Read the rest of this entry »

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March 29, 2010 at 11:10 pm

University of Richmond and Richmond Habitat Continue Strong Partnership in Brookland Park

The University of Richmond will continue its involvement in the Highland Park neighborhood by building a second house there this spring in partnership with Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity.

For two months, beginning Feb. 24, students, faculty, staff and alumni will Read the rest of this entry »

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March 29, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Hope With Homework

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity is teaming up Chesterfield Technical Center to build a home in partnership with a qualified Chesterfield County family through the generous support from the Cabell Foundation.

Richmond Habitat is growing its relationship with Chesterfield County’s Technical Center.  Chesterfield Technical Center (CTC) is building a Richmond Habitat home as a ‘real world’ classroom to increase and hone student skills in carpentry, plumbing, Read the rest of this entry »

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March 29, 2010 at 10:30 pm