In Richmond, politicians and community organizations are tackling the issue of rising rents. Last week, in a step that he hopes will bring immediate relief to tenants vulnerable to rent increases, Vice Mayor Jael Myrick announced agreements with a number of property management companies to temporarily limit rent increases while the city council debates solutions…Read More
Richmond is seeing better days. According to a recent research paper by UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute, homicides and violent crime were at historic lows in 2013, parks are being renewed, living conditions are improving and new investment money is flowing in. But what seems to be good news for the city’s just over 100,000 residents,…Read More
If elected, the 73-year-old Mike Parker said he will focus on education, affordable housing and job training.
“I believe the school system has failed both the teachers and the parents in Richmond,” said Parker. “People don’t have confidence in it.”Read More
The Richmond real estate market is booming, largely thanks to investors who are buying homes with all cash. But some Richmond residents are concerned that replacing homeowners with absentee landlords will hurt neighborhoods.Read More
The Richmond real estate market, like the rest of the state, is on the rebound. And some of that recovery is thanks to investors who are able to buy homes without taking out a loan. That’s great news for both sellers and real estate agents, but it leaves limited selection for buyers who don’t have access to a lot of cash.Read More
Richmond’s unprecedented plan to help homeowners refinance their mortgages has sparked a national debate about the use of eminent domain, but until now officials haven’t shed much light on how they selected the list of 624 mortgages.Read More
Richmond’s Japanese nurseries were mostly purchased before passage of the Alien Land Law in 1913, which barred Japanese immigrants from owning property. During WWII, the Japanese families who owned the Richmond nurseries were forced from their land and moved into detention camps. Today, the vestiges of these once great enterprises are targeted for redevelopment.Read More