Find out what the news has to say about Affordable Housing Awareness Week, including the latest article by the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Homeward's "Walking In Their Shoes".
Cheryl Hamm and associates at Joyner Fine Properties team up to ReOrganize the ReStore for Habitat for Humanity. Click to see more photos.
Capital One lends a hand at various projects throughout the city. Click to see more pictures.
Area REALTORS(R) come out to support Affordable Housing Awareness Week efforts. Click to see more photos.
The Partnership for Housing Affordability hosted the sixth annual Affordable Housing Awareness Week (AHAW) on April 22-27th. Fifteen local housing nonprofits, business, government officials and volunteers worked together to increase awareness about housing affordability in new and innovative ways.
Affordable Housing Awareness Week is anticipated each year by local businesses whose employees volunteer at worksites, by the nonprofits that benefit from their efforts, and most importantly, by our neighbors in need who often work side by side with volunteers as they build and repair their homes. Members of the entire community also learn about affordable housing in new and fresh ways by participating in “homeless simulations,” or attending a symposium, or joining in the “Neighborhood Building Block Party” at the end of the week that celebrates efforts by volunteers.
Since AHAW began, more than 2500 volunteers from across the Richmond area have worked at over 170 worksites, improving the quality of life for hundreds of our neighbors. Many hundred more have learned about affordable housing issues within our community and have become more active and engaged in making a difference.