Housing


Richmond Tries a New Solution for Housing Problem
How Do You Solve Richmond’s Housing Problem? Council Tries a New Option

RICHMOND - In January 2019, 497 people in Richmond were homeless.

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Housing Development Brings New Construction to an Older Community in Southern Virginia

MARTINSVILLE-In Martinsville, several groups recently launched a joint effort to bring a new development to the community.

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Over 1,800 Families in Virginia Have Lost Their Homes During the Pandemic

Evictions court has started again, despite record unemployment and a struggling economy. Over 12,000 eviction cases have happened since June.

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Northam’s Rent Relief Program Could Help—and Fail—Virginians

Advocacy groups warn that because it's up to judges to determine whether to delay eviction cases, the program may not solve Virginia’s eviction issue.

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Virginia’s Eviction Freeze Ends Sunday, With No Details on Rent Relief Program Yet

Earlier this month Gov. Ralph Northam extended Virginia’s moratorium on evictions until this Sunday, June 28, saying that “access to safe and stable housing is critically important.” But as the day approaches, the thousands of Virginians facing housing insecurity during the pandemic are still waiting on details of a rent relief program the governor announced....

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What Virginia's New LGBTQ Protections Really Do

The legislation passed by the General Assembly goes beyond anti-discrimination laws, banning conversion “therapy” and officially striking the defunct state ban on gay marriage. After years of delay, the past few months have seen a whirlwind of new LGBTQ protections pass Virginia’s General Assembly. Just last week, both the House and Senate approved historic legislation...

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In Richmond, Airbnb​ hosts made $3.8M this summer even though its illegal to operate short-term rentals there

Want to visit Richmond? You can find about 1,200 places to stay on Airbnb, but none of them are — technically — legal. City code prohibits rentals in residential properties for fewer than 30 days, but that hasn’t stopped Richmonders from offering up their homes and apartments on the online booking platform to short-term renters....