About Us

Real Estate and Community Development


Since approximately the late 1870’s, the Blackwell community has been thriving.

Blackwell has been strengthened by its strong community support and civic associations. Many of the programs that have been established to revitalize this community were successful because of the support of the civic leaders, non-profit housing providers, city staff and RRHA.

As a result of this support the Neighborhoods in Bloom (NIB) and HOPE VI programs were implemented in this neighborhood.

The NIB program consists of city staff working with RRHA and non-profits to buy, rehabilitate or build newly constructed homes to be sold for homeownership.

The HOPE VI program resulted in an award in excess of $16 to assist homeowners with the rehabilitation of their homes, building of new single family housing, and building of new multifamily housing and development of new senior housing.

RRHA’s partners in revitalizing Blackwell include (but are not limited to):

  • HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • City of Richmond
  • Richmond Public Schools
  • Blackwell Community Civic Association Business Partners
  • Other government agencies, community development corporations, non-profit organizations
  • Blackwell’s faith-based community
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

RRHA continues to work with community development corporations, non-profit entities and realtors to list properties.

For more information call (804) 780-4731.