Monday, November 2, 2009

Write Your City Officials!

Please take a moment and write your city officials and declare your support for the three concerns and demands as presented by RePHRAME (Residents of Public Housing in Richmond Against Mass Eviction.  Contact information is below, and the three concerns and demands are:

1.       There should be 1-for-1 replacement of any public housing units lost through public housing redevelopment.  In other words, there should be no net loss of public housing units.  In addition, location of newly created public housing units, and other aspects of the redevelopment process, should increase the employment, education, and other opportunities of public housing residents.

2.       Current residents should have the right to return to newly developed public housing without any additional screening or requalification process.  In the past, additional credit checks and other screenings (above and beyond those to which public housing residents are routinely subjected) have been used to effectively prevent previous residents from coming back to the newly developed housing.  We believe redevelopment should not be used to get rid of residents who have done nothing to warrant eviction.

3.       Public housing residents should have a meaningful voice in decisions regarding their housing and communities.  Currently only 1 out of 7 RRHA commissioners is a public housing resident.  RePHRAME proposes adding 2 additional seats to the RRHA Board of Commissioners which would be filled with RRHA residents.

:::: Richmond City Council
City Council Phone Numbers and Emails:

President Kathy Graziano, District 4
Mobile: 339-8393
Alternate: 640-9594
Office: 320-2454

Vice Chair Ellen Robertson, District 6
Mobile: 314-7658
Office: 646-5724

Bruce Tyler, District 1
Mobile: 357-6007

Charles Samuels, District 2
Mobile: 690-0898
Office: 646-6532

Chris Hilbert, District 3
Office: 646-6055
Mobile: 306-0875

Marty Jewell, District 5
Mobile: 332-3654
Office: 646-5724

Cynthia Newbille, District 7
Office: 646-3012

Reva Trammell, District 8
Office: 646-6592
Mobile: 240-5050

Doug Conner, District 9
Office: 646-6592
Mobile: 512-0500

City Hall, 3rd Floor
900 East Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219

:::: Mayor of Richmond

Dwight C. Jones,

City Hall, Suite 201
900 East Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219

:::: Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority (RRHA)

Anthony Scott (CEO), (recipent: Asst. Doris Jackson-Crocker)

Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority
901 Chamberlayne Parkway
Richmond, VA 23220