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Cross-Sector Partnership in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond, Virginia. Capital of Virginia Population: 200,000 MSA population of 1,000,000. Richmond Today. Richmond is enjoying a renaissance Restored canal system originally built by George Washington

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cross sector partnership in richmond virginia
Cross-Sector Partnership

in

Richmond, Virginia

richmond virginia
Richmond, Virginia
  • Capital of Virginia
  • Population: 200,000
  • MSA population of 1,000,000
richmond today
Richmond Today
  • Richmond is enjoying a renaissance
    • Restored canal system originally built by George Washington
    • Largest convention center in VA is near completion
    • Positive economic indicators
    • Growing tourism business
  • Richmond is also a City of contrasts...
blighted neighborhoods vacant abandoned buildings
Blighted Neighborhoods Vacant & Abandoned Buildings

Estimated 3,000 vacant/abandoned structures

neighborhoods in bloom goals
Neighborhoods in Bloom Goals
  • Restore physical livability of neighborhoods
      • Housing construction / rehabilitation
      • Building and environmental code compliance
      • Infrastructure improvements
  • Improved neighborhood stability
      • Community leadership
      • Homeownership rates
      • Public safety
      • Private investment
neighborhood selection
Neighborhood Selection
  • Identified 49 neighborhood areas
  • Evaluated based on:
    • Condition
      • Demographics
      • Crime
      • Housing conditions
  • Potential for change
    • Community impact
    • Market

before after

six areas selected
Six Areas Selected
  • Highland Park Southern Tip
  • Southern Barton Heights
  • Carver/Newtowne
  • Jackson Ward
  • Church Hill
  • Blackwell
conditions in target areas
Conditions in Target Areas
  • 26% owner occupied
  • 25% vacant lots
  • 21% vacant structures
  • 67% of properties with code violations
  • High crime rates
  • 11 drug hot spots
  • Appraised values $10K - 30K below cost
  • High rates of tax delinquency
strategies
Strategies

Housing rehab

& repair

Proactive

code

enforcement

Partnership

Development

Neighbor-

hood Empowerment

Leverage

private

investment

partnership development
Partnership Development
  • Community
  • CDC’s
  • Local Government
  • Private Sector
nib partners
NIB Partners
  • Community:
  • Blackwell Community Civic Association
  • Blackwell Tenants Association
  • Carver Area Civic Improvement League
  • Newtowne West Civic Association
  • New Visions Civic League
  • Church Hill Concerned Citizens Association
  • Highland Park Southern Tip Neighborhood Association
  • Historic Jackson Ward Association
  • Southern Barton Heights Community Association
  • Private Sector:
  • Martin Advertising Agency
  • Banks
  • Insurance Companies
  • Retailers
  • Tax Attorneys
  • Private Developers
nib partners1
NIB Partners
  • Community Development Corporations
  • Richmond Better Housing Coalition
  • Elderhomes Corp.
  • Highland Park Restoration and Preservation Program
  • HOME Inc.
  • Historic Jackson Ward Association
  • Richmond Habitat for Humanity
  • Interfaith Housing Corporation
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, Inc.
  • Southside Community Development & Housing Corp.
  • Virginia Supportive Housing

City of Richmond

  • Community Development
  • Police
  • Human Services
  • Public Works
  • Housing Authority

Others

  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
aggressive code enforcement
Aggressive Code Enforcement
  • Inspected all properties in target area
  • % with code violations declined significantly

(67%)

(24%)

1999

2002

leverage private investment
Leverage Private Investment
  • $1 Public generates $3 Private
  • Tax incentives
  • Favorable mortgage financing
  • In-Kind Contributions
    • Marketing
    • Design services
    • Legal assistance
    • Corporate grants
neighborhood empowerment
Neighborhood Empowerment
  • Partnership Boards in Each Neighborhood
    • Identify Target Areas
    • Determine where $$$ go (CIP, Housing, etc)
    • Meet with partners monthly
    • Monitor Progress and Production
  • Leadership Academy
    • Sponsored by VCU, LISC, City
    • VCU Program offers college credit
focused public investment services
Focused Public Investment/Services
  • New construction and Rehabilitation (first 3 ½ years)
    • 163units completed
    • 27 units under construction
    • 50 additional properties in pre-development
  • Housing repair
    • 210 repairs completed
  • Infrastructure
    • $750,000 annually; projects determined by neighborhood boards
other accomplishments
Other Accomplishments
  • 15% reduction in crime in the last two years(compared to 5% in balance of the City)
  • 19% increase in real estate assessments
  • $150,000 annually in tax revenue to City

after

before

lessons learned
Lessons Learned
  • Cross-sector partnership is key.
  • Be entrepreneurial and data driven
  • Get stakeholder consensus on basic program design.
  • Strong leadership is required: political, agency, and citizen.
  • Start with “manageable” initiative, then expand.
    • Geographic
    • Programmatic
  • Data is critical.
  • Market, Market, Market!