RRHA is Revitalizing and Rebuilding Richmond's
The Planning and Community Development Department of RRHA is at the forefront
of change and the major force behind the
City of Richmond's efforts to revitalize
Richmond's neighborhoods and business districts.
Through partnering with the City of Richmond,
the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD), the Virginia Housing
Development Authority (VHDA), local lenders
and developers, the City of Richmond is
undergoing an exciting rebirth through the
restoration of stately homes and historic
icons, construction of quality affordable
homes that provide homeownership opportunities,
along with a renewal of community pride
For RRHA, residential housing production
includes the construction of new single-family
homes, rehabilitating and repairing housing
units and bringing revitalized communities
to life through the city's Neighborhoods
in Bloom Program and the HOPE VI Revitalization
Over the last 40 years, RRHA, through its
partnerships has built more than 2,900 new
housing units and rehabilitated 4,400 deteriorated
structures in more than 30 conservation
and redevelopment areas throughout the city.
RRHA is also a viable force in developing
downtown Richmond through partnerships with
the City of Richmond and private developers.
As a result, projects are underway that
will bring major improvements to downtown
Richmond. Ultimately, these projects will
make a total impact on the Richmond economy
- brining new office space, commercial space
and residential living to the downtown area.
Neighborhoods in Bloom
Neighborhoods in Bloom (NIB) has been the
most progressive and focused neighborhood
investment program the City of Richmond
has ever seen. The program's philosophy
is basic - to focus Richmond's neighborhood
revitalization resources on achieving positive
changes that are essential to the future
of these neighborhoods. RRHA has NIB projects
underway that include the acquisition and
rehabilitation of properties for homeownership,
construction of beautiful new homes and
housing repair grants for existing homeowners
in these neighborhoods.
The following are Richmond's Neighborhoods
- Blackwell - NIB efforts are complementing
the neighborhood revitalization underway
through the HOPE VI Program.
- Church Hill Central
- Highland Park
- Jackson Ward
- Southern Barton Heights
Other Neighborhood Revitalization
In addition to Neighborhoods in Bloom and
downtown efforts, RRHA continues its work
on Conservation and Redevelopment areas
of Richmond. Such work includes the West
Cary Redevelopment area to construct market-rate
single-family town homes, combined with
commercial and market-rate rental apartments.
RRHA is also working with the City of Richmond
and community leaders in the Church Hill
neighborhood to advance a new redevelopment
area for Nine Mile Road and 25th Street.
It is projected that this revitalization
plan will encompass a mix of single-family
units and commercial complexes that will
include a recreation facility.
Other key neighborhood redevelopment projects
underway include the development of new
single-family homes in the Randolph Community,
Carver Community and the Southern Barton
continues to work aggressively to achieve
community redevelopment goals through strategic
planning efforts with the City, community
leaders and partners throughout the City
to view the RRHA's
areas and housing communities.
To learn more about RRHA's Neighborhood
Revitalization and Community Development
on Planning and Community Development.