LOCAL Announcement :: Housing

Fight for Public Housing August 4th

The Richmond Tenants' Organization (RTO), with support from the Legal Aid Justice Center and the Richmond NAACP, invites you to join us at a public event to raise awareness regarding public housing redevelopment.
The Richmond Tenants' Organization (RTO), with support from the Legal Aid Justice Center and the Richmond NAACP, invites you to join us at a public event to raise awareness regarding public housing redevelopment.

The event will be held on Saturday, August 4th, from 4 to 6 pm, in the field across from Fairfield Court, in the 2300 block of Fairfield Ave. There will be speakers, food, and entertainment.

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) is currently planning to redevelop certain Richmond public housing communities in order to create mixed income neighborhoods. One community slated for redevelopment is Gilpin Court, home to 783 families. While public housing residents are most directly affected, any decision about the future of housing for our most vulnerable families affects us all. RTO wholeheartedly supports the creation of vibrant, mixed-income communities, and we simply want to make sure that stable housing for the elderly, disabled, and other low-income families is not reduced in the process. So we invite the greater Richmond community to join us in this educational opportunity. All Richmond City Council members, Mayor Wilder, and US Representative Bobby Scott have been invited to participate as well.

With the homes of so many families at stake, it is important that we come together to achieve a fair and sensible solution.

For more information about this event, please contact Andrew Schoeneman at the Legal Aid Justice Center, by email ( andrew (at) justice4all.org) or phone (804-643-1086).