Monday, October 29, 2012

RePHRAME Media Advisory_RePHRAME To HOLD 5th Annual Community Forum_11.01.12 _5:30PM until 8:30PM


SAVE THE DATE, November 1, 2012

Contact: Lillie A. Estes: 804.476.0756

“One City, One Community” Eliminating Poverty, Protecting Community

RePHRAME to Hold 5th Annual Community Forum on November 1, 2012

On Thursday, November 1, 2012, at 5:30 PM, RePHRAME will sponsor its 5th Annual Community Forum highlighting the concerns of public housing residents in Richmond. The event will be held at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 1127 N. 28th Street, Richmond, VA 23223 in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be provided and children are welcome.

A plan is underway to redevelop the 950 public housing units in the East End of the city. A significant number of housing units presently occupied by very low-income families will be lost. This forum will focus on the historical decisions that created the present concentration of poverty in the East End of Richmond as presented in Unpacking the 2010 Census. Equipped with the real story of the past, public housing residents and their advocates will be positioned to engage effectively in the dialogue and decisions about the redevelopment of Creighton and Whitcomb courts.

RePHRAME and its partner groups work to engage local residents in creating their own vision of building thriving and inclusive communities. Come and learn about policies & procedures that affect our community and add your voice to a community-led process for positive change.

RePHRAME is an alliance of public housing residents, advocates, allies, and community groups. The organization formed in 2008 to make sure public housing residents & housing advocates in Richmond have a voice in their communities.

Good Shepherd Baptist Church is located on GRTC Route 45 Jefferson. The bus stop is at the corner of 28th & R Streets.