The city of Richmond is flipping houses for its low-income residents

on May 9, 2018

Richmond has hundreds of abandoned and blighted properties at any given time. These properties cost the city millions of dollars, because numerous city departments have to deal with them, they drive down property values, and pose serious health and safety risks to neighbors. City officials have taken a unique approach to solving this problem with a municipal bond-funded housing renovation program, which may also assist in providing affordable housing in the Bay Area. Click the video above to learn more about how the program works.

Archival photos courtesy Susan Wiseman.


  1. Anne on May 9, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    How do I qualify? Anne Mueller. 707-655-2935 Thank you!

    • Anne on May 9, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      I’m low income in Vallejo. I’m on section 8. I’ve managed apts. When I was married. I know how to renovate places. (707)655-2935 I grow up in Pinole &was married to a man in Richmond. I like that side of the BAY!😇

    • jp dobrin on May 10, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      Anne- you should reach out to the Richmond Community Foundation to start the process

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