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City of Richmond
Housing & Community Development 

Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219

Celebrating Community Development Block Grant's 50th Anniversary and Fair Housing Month

HCD and the City of Richmond could not undertake the work or offer the needed services for our residents without the collaboration of our community partners. We are exceedingly grateful for their ongoing partnerships.  To that end, HCD will share “Stories from the Field” to highlight the work that our partners do every day to assist Richmonders but especially as it relates to National Community Development and Fair Housing Month.

Thanks to all our community partners who submitted “Stories from the Field” regarding the great work that they do. HCD still has a few more stories to post, so please check back next week.


Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity 

Since 1986, Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) has been partnering with local families and individuals to build more than 390 homes for those in need in the City of Richmond, Henrico County, and Chesterfield County. Richmond Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. 

As a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call their home, Habitat believes affordable housing plays a role that is critical in building strong and stable communities. By coordinating and working with dedicated volunteers, community partners, and corporate sponsors, families are able to purchase and move into houses they help build themselves. 

In addition to helping their partner families build and purchase their homes, Richmond Habitat provides critical home repairs ranging from accessibility upgrades to roof repairs to our community members. Types of repairs are dependent upon the grant requirements from each locality. 

Habitat helps as many families as it can, but the lack of affordable, safe housing remains a critical problem in Richmond and the surrounding area. Monetary donations and gifts in kind of goods and services enable Habitat to continue their mission of breaking the cycle of poverty by providing affordable homes. At the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity, there are several ways that an individual or interested group can help the Richmond community – from donating your time, money, car, or even your old couch.  

Richmond Habitat has two ReStore locations: 1201 Mall Drive, Chesterfield, VA 23235 and 1901 Roane Street, Richmond, VA 23222. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail prices. This is possible through generous donations with all proceeds from those sales helping to further Habitat’s mission. 

By volunteering, donating, or shopping with Richmond Habitat, you can help local homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Please consider seeing how you can get involved with Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity by visiting their website at  

Homeowner Testimonials 

“Words can’t express enough what homeownership means to us. We are happy and blessed for this opportunity.” - Stephanie, a Habitat Homeowner 

“I’m grateful for this program. There aren’t a lot of programs like it. I want you guys to know this means a lot to my daughter. She’s been asking for us to move into a home for 6 years…I was so happy to give her the good news.” - Marchalla, a Habitat Homeowner 


Richmond Habitat Pride Build


Richmond Habitat Home Dedication 





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