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New Tenant Ordinances To Help Low-Income Residents

This was a great day at Richmond City Council. RNHS participated in a listening session to address source of income discrimination and multi-credit report fee; a huge hurdle for community members trying to secure rental housing. Richmond City Council voted unanimously to review our recommendations and tasked city staff to see how the recommendations could become a city ordinance! Through collaboration partnership and clear vision, great work can be done thanks to our partners – ACCE, Haas Institute For a Fair Inclusive Society, RPA, and Safe Return Project. Great work everyone! Click here to learn more


Welcome to the biggest fight in decades for fairness in America’s housing and finance laws


The Community Reinvestment Act was a landmark civil rights law passed in 1977 to end discrimination that was once common in America’s banking and housing markets.  Discrimination in lending is still a problem, and we’re concerned about ideas from some regulators that would substantially weaken the law. We can’t allow that to happen. Click here to learn more or to learn how you can take action.

 


Housing Policy and Belonging in Richmond

What does it mean to really belong in Richmond? How do our homes shape how we think of who belongs? What solutions and actions are needed to achieve a city where everyone belongs? The stories, poetry, data, images, and policies that make up this report published by UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, center on these questions.

Much of the research and creative development of this report was done by the Staying Power Fellows, a group of Richmond residents impacted by the housing crisis who over the past year carried out interviews, analyzed data, read reports and analyzed their own experience. The research in this report also comes from the insights and ongoing work of many Richmond-based organizations and other residents. On June 3, 2017, eight organizations co-sponsored a Citywide Housing Symposium, where over 100 participants discussed housing issues in Richmond and policies to address them. Public spaces for community leaders working on these issues have also been a source and a sounding board for the research, including the GRIP Social Justice Forum and the Richmond Progressive Alliance Housing Action Team.

Download a PDF of this report here


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Resource Guides

State Area Median Income (AMI) Level Document – State Income Limits for 2017

Housing Policy and Belonging in Richmond

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