Tag Archives: Richmond Community Foundation

Vacant, Neglected, Destructive: How Richmond’s abandoned homes became fire hazards

After sitting vacant and neglected for almost a decade, 662 Fourth St., a home in the Iron Triangle, burst into flames. The blaze, which neighbors say was started by trespassers, lead to the destruction of...

Social impact bonds come to Richmond as an innovative weapon against housing blight

Starting with the rehabilitation of blighted houses in Richmond, the city will issue long-term low-interest-rate bonds that private investors can buy to fund social programs.
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Richmond’s first food policy council meets

At Richmond’s first food policy council meeting Tuesday night at City Hall, Urban Tilth Executive Director Doria Robinson instructed the carefully chosen participants to catalog the city’s most pressing food-related problems. The session started off...

Richmond struggles to provide public Internet access, but computers proliferate

More than 750 families in the city’s low-income Iron Triangle neighborhood now have computers in their homes thanks to a two-year effort by a coalition of nonprofit agencies working to make broadband Internet access widely...

Richmond hosts a summit on children and youth

More than 150 educators, community leaders, and representatives of foundations and non-profits met in Richmond this week for the second annual Northern California Summit on Children and Youth.