July 29, 2015

The Greening of Jefferson Avenue, Richmond Virginia

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On June 9, I attended a kick-off event for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Greening America’s Capitals award of technical assistance to the City of Richmond. The goal of the three-day event was to gather input from community stakeholders to improve pedestrian and bicyclist mobility and safety along the Jefferson Avenue corridor in the Union […]

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July 9, 2014

Colony Village: An Example of HUD-Insured Properties Meeting the Needs of the Market

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“Urban chic meets suburbia” – that’s how Colony Village’s website describes its new apartment complex.  Located in Chesterfield County—a suburb of the Greater Richmond area in Virginia—the housing features luxury amenities including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and durable hardwood floors.  Additionally, the development includes assets to help residents thrive, ranging from a fitness center […]

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May 28, 2014

A Hand Up, Not a Handout

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HUD and Habitat for Humanity team up to house single mother The Hanover Habitat for Humanity in Hanover County, Virginia, executes its vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live through a “hand up, not a handout” philosophy.

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