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Affordable Housing Awareness Week Kick Off Bus Tour

Richmond, Virginia — During the week of April 19-25, Community Housing Partners (CHP) and thirteen other local non-profit housing organizations are partnering together to hold the second annual Affordable Housing Awareness Week. The need for affordable housing in the Richmond Metropolitan area is an issue of growing importance, as it affects the health and economic well-being of communities and people across the region.

“The purpose of this week is not only to bring attention to the issues surrounding housing affordability, but also to encourage area professionals to get involved with the groups that support these causes,” said CHP Executive Vice President & COO Orlando Artze.

Throughout the week, local employees will have the opportunity to take a day off work to complete a service project with one of the participating housing non-profits, including a grounds beautification and landscaping project on Saturday, April 25 from 10 am – 2 pm at CHP-managed Imani Mews, a rental property for low-income families located at 1420 Hull Street. 

“We are so excited about our Affordable Housing Awareness Week project,” said CHP Regional Property Leanne Moore.  “It’s a great way to involve our residents and the greater community in an activity that will make the property more beautiful, while also helping the environment.”  Added Moore, “We have already had many parishioners from our neighbor, the First Baptist Church of South Richmond, sign up to help out that day. Who knows, maybe even Mayor Dwight Clinton Jones (who is also the church’s minister) will show up!”

Activities will include weeding, mulching, and planting flowers, so volunteers are encouraged to wear clothing that may get dirty.  Lunch and snacks will be provided for the volunteers.

To volunteer for this project or learn more about it, contact Leanne Moore at 804.343.7201 ext. 13 or lmoore@chpc2.org.