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RRHA receives new, competitive HUD award to redevelop Fay Towers

Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA), along with U.S. Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Richmond Field Office today jointly announced RRHA’s receipt of HUD’s new and competitive Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to redevelop RRHA’s 42-year-old Frederic A. Fay Towers senior housing building, located in North Jackson Ward. RAD will allow RRHA and other recipients the opportunity to leverage private debt and equity to make necessary improvements to distressed affordable housing stock by converting properties to either project-based Section 8 rental assistance or project-based vouchers. RRHA is one of only two public housing authorities in the Commonwealth of Virginia to be awarded by HUD. “RRHA is excited about the opportunities that will stem from this unique grant, including the ability to leverage funding resources to create greater quality, af

Mayor Dwight C. Jones State of the City Address 2013

Mayor Dwight C. Jones Accomplishment Video 2013 State of the City Speech January 29, 2013 ( As Prepared for Delivery )   Thank you, Jackie McClenney, for welcoming our audience tonight and for sharing some of the good news about Richmond. Venture Richmond has been such an important partner to the City and we appreciate your service. Please give the Richmond Public Schools All-City Jazz Band a hand for providing that wonderful medley of music. I want to particularly thank Ms. Joyce Basset for making the arrangements for the All-City Jazz Band to be here and I want to thank their conductors, Gregory McCollum and Nathaniel Boyd for joining us as well. We really appreciate your efforts. There are lots of people that I want to thank for being here tonight, and I will get to some of that shortly. GENERAL OVERVIEW This is my 5 th  State of the City Address and we’ve been going about the business of improving our city and “Building the Best Richmond”