October 15, 2018 | Bich Ha Pham and Jarrid Green
The city of Richmond, Virginia has some of the most concentrated poverty in the country. Richmond has high unemployment and poverty rates of 40 percent or above in its East End neighborhoods, which includes Church Hill North and has a majority African American racial makeup (92 percent). In the East End, life expectancy rates are lower than in the City as a whole, and in fact, in some of these neighborhoods, residents can expect to live 10 to 15 years less than people in other areas of Richmond. Additionally, the East End is said to have the largest concentration of public housing between Washington DC and Atlanta, and only a small percentage of residents are homeowners.
In this blog, originally posted by PHI's Build Healthy Places Network, guest contributors Bich Ha Pham and Jarrid Green of the Democracy Collaborative explore how anchor institutions are investing to support community control of land and housing. more