Group battles poor living conditions - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Group battles poor living conditions

(Source: NBC12) (Source: NBC12)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

A group in Richmond says residents of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority "have suffered for decades with poor living conditions, illegal surcharges, resident displacement, suppression/intimidation by management staff, and trauma from violence."

The group members held a "Redemption Rally" in a call for leadership change and a "shift towards strategies that empower residents without gentrifying them to the counties," the group said in a Facebook event

The rally happened at 5 p.m. Monday at 901 Chamberlayne Parkway.

"Most families who live in the excluded communities of RRHA have been forced and kept there for generations by redlining and many other ongoing racially biased practices," the group said. 

Copyright 2018 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.

Report an Error or Submit a Tip to NBC12

  • Latest news from NBC12.comNEWSMore>>

  • Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

    Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

    Monday, April 23 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-04-23 17:06:39 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:19:50 GMT
    A Baltimore hospital says a wounded U.S. veteran has received the world's most extensive penis transplant. (Source: Raycom Media)A Baltimore hospital says a wounded U.S. veteran has received the world's most extensive penis transplant. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the most extensive penis transplant to date, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall.

    More >>

    Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the most extensive penis transplant to date, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall.

    More >>
  • 9 dead, 16 injured when van struck pedestrians in Toronto

    9 dead, 16 injured when van struck pedestrians in Toronto

    Monday, April 23 2018 2:09 PM EDT2018-04-23 18:09:24 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:52:26 GMT

    Nine people are dead and 16 more are injured after a driver struck pedestrians with a van in Toronto, Canada Monday afternoon.

    More >>

    Nine people are dead and 16 more are injured after a driver struck pedestrians with a van in Toronto, Canada Monday afternoon.

    More >>
  • Deputies: Suspect inhaled aerosol product, jumped in front of school bus

    Deputies: Suspect inhaled aerosol product, jumped in front of school bus

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:44:29 GMT
    Micah Jamar Kynard (Source: Stafford County Sheriff's Office)Micah Jamar Kynard (Source: Stafford County Sheriff's Office)
    Micah Jamar Kynard (Source: Stafford County Sheriff's Office)Micah Jamar Kynard (Source: Stafford County Sheriff's Office)

    Micah Jamar Kynard is behind bars after investigators say he inhaled an aerosol product and stopped a school bus by running into traffic.

    More >>

    Micah Jamar Kynard is behind bars after investigators say he inhaled an aerosol product and stopped a school bus by running into traffic.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly