Removing blighted blocks
We regularly removes unsightly buildings either through acquiring and rehabilitating existing houses or demolishing dilapidated buildings and constructing quality, affordable single-family residences. The result can attract families and businesses to the city.
Preservation and Rehabilitation
In areas of the city called “conservation areas,” RRHA preserves neighborhoods and commercial districts primarily by rehabilitating existing structures. Preserving buildings of historical and architectural significance is an integral part of conservation and redevelopment programs. In conservation areas, RRHA provides loans and incentives for commercial and residential redevelopment. Preserving buildings of historical and architectural significance is an integral part of RRHA’s programs in redevelopment and conservation areas.
Funding for RRHA’s conservation and redevelopment programs comes from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (Virginia HUD office), and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, which the city of Richmond makes available under the federal Housing and Community Development Act, local lenders and other government agencies.