Support the renovation and expansion of Virginia Supportive Housing's New Clay House! They're planning to make a $12M investment in Richmond's Carver neighborhood by renovating and expanding New Clay House and need City Council's approval for an amendment to the special use permit for the xpansion. Please attend the City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 23 at 5:45 p.m. at City Hall to show your support!
The following is a letter to City Council in support of the expansion:
On behalf of Homeward, I am writing to advocate for the approval of a special use permit for Virginia Supportive Housing to renovate and expand their New Clay facility. Our city will not continue to rise by pushing out our most vulnerable, but by developing inclusive communities that accommodate high-quality permanent housing opportunities in centrally located and promising neighborhoods such as Carver.
Greater Richmond’s homeless services system works hard to coordinate service delivery and enhance outcomes towards ending homelessness and building a stronger community. Stable housing, like that provided in New Clay, provides opportunity and hope for our most vulnerable residents. We are proud to have seen a 28.9% decrease in homelessness since 2009. In the past year alone, we have seen an 11.7% decrease in veteran homelessness and an 18.5% decrease in child homelessness. These successes are largely due to strategic partnerships with strong organizations like Virginia Supportive Housing.