Neighborhood Revitalization
Planning and Community Development
Conservation and Redevelopment Programs
Homeownership Programs
HOPE VI Program

RRHA is Revitalizing and Rebuilding Richmond's neighborhoods

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 and spirit.

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 Program.

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.

Downtown Projects

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 in Bloom:

  • Blackwell - NIB efforts are complementing the neighborhood revitalization underway through the HOPE VI Program.
  • Carver/Newtowne-West
  • 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 Heights Community.

RRHA continues to work aggressively to achieve community redevelopment goals through strategic planning efforts with the City, community leaders and partners throughout the City of Richmond.

Click here to view the RRHA's neighborhood revitalization areas and housing communities.

To learn more about RRHA's Neighborhood Revitalization and Community Development efforts, click on Planning and Community Development.

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