Fair Housing Month
National Fair Housing Month celebrates the passage of the Fair Housing Act in April, 1968, a national law that prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, and gender. Fair Housing Month reminds us that the principle of fair housing is not only state and national law, but a fundamental human concept and entitlement for all people. A goal fo this month is to increase efforts to end housing discrimination and raise awareness of fair housing rights. Below are organizations in the greater Richmond area that are working on housing related issues.
Habitat for Humanity
Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity is committed to making affordable and safe housing a reality for low-income families. With the help of donations, volunteers, proceeds from our ReStore, and hard work from our partner families, we're making that dream of homeownership possible in the Greater Richmond area
Habitat will be hosting several volunteer projects this spring. See below for more details.
When: May 7th, May 22nd, June 6th, June 30th from 9:30am-12:00pm
Volunteers: 6 volunteers per event date
What: Create flower beds and plant flowers and bushes in the front of the Habitat houses. Some houses will also have picnic tables built for the homeowner. Most of the time our homes have no landscaping around the house when completed. This project is a finishing touch in completing the house and making it a home.
Register: Email Whitney Guthrie, email@example.com
Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia
Our mission is to ensure equal access to housing for all people. The fight for fair housing began decades ago, but it is not over yet. Many individuals still face housing discrimination. We work to tackle systemically divisive housing practices through fair housing enforcement and research, advocacy, and statewide policy work. We also aid first-time homebuyers and those under the threat of foreclosure. When unequal access to housing and credit contributes most to our growing
For more information, please visit: HOME
Since 1992, project:HOMES has followed a mission of "improving lives by improving homes." The goal of project:HOMES is to improve the safety, accessibility & energy efficiency of existing houses and build high quality affordable housing throughout Central Virginia. At project:HOMES we serve low-income individuals and families by making critical home-safety repairs, accessibility modifications and implementing energy conservation measures in their homes.
For more information, please visit: Project:Homes
Rebuilding Together Richmond
Rebuilding Together Richmond is a regional affiliate of the national Rebuilding Together organization. We help people and neighborhoods in need by bringing together nearly 1,000 volunteers annually to repair homes and community spaces in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Petersburg, and Hopewell. We provide critical home repair services and safety modifications to those who need it the most. We serve nearly 80 homeowners each year and impact hundreds more with our community space projects, thanks to the help of our volunteers and skilled laborers.
For more information, please visit: Rebuilding Together Richmond