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Robert H powell 11/02/2017 at 7:26 PM

great,Better Housing Coalition is putting projects right in the middle of our neighborhood. Now we won’t have to go to Crieghton Court to get shot and robbed. You may publish my name if you wish

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Colin 11/02/2017 at 8:39 PM

There is a lot of daylight between guaranteed affordable housing and the issues surrounding the public housing communities. I feel your concern, but it’s misguided.

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lanny 11/02/2017 at 10:28 PM

Despite statements by some “better” housing coalition staffers that this project in Union Hill will be affordable housing and/or mixed income, the coalition’s LIHTC application states that rentals will be for 100% low income residents.

More enlightened communities throughout the country are aware that continual “warehousing” of low income residents – isolating them – has done, and continues to do, lasting harm; but Richmond perpetuates this harmful practice, changing the locations and the age of the buildings but not much else.

It remains a mystery as to how making the same mistake over and over again is “better.”

The city’s mayor recently facilitated a meeting designed to figure out how to get low income people out of aging residences…bend over, taxpayers.

(And if anyone can figure how to keep a residence from aging, let me know…I want one.)

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