Building Bridges

July 2024

Ready for some fireworks?

In addition to celebrating America’s independence, this month we’re celebrating an important birthday: Maggie L. Walker herself, born 160 years ago on July 15th, 1864. This Friday, 7/5 the National Parks Service will kick off two weeks of events celebrating Walker’s life and achievements. To learn more about her contributions, and to learn why we chose her as our namesake, check out the new page on our website dedicated to Maggie L. Walker.

Our next online information session is next Tuesday, July 9th at 6pm via Zoom. If you’re interested in the program, we hope to see you there. As well, VHA is now accepting applications for our 2024-2025 AmeriCorps VISTA member! Apply here by July 18.


 Check out this video from the National Parks Service where a historical interpreter portraying Maggie Walker gives an interview to an intrepid junior park ranger.

New homes on the way

Here are some of the homes we expect to complete in the near future. Please note: details such as size and number of homes are not final and may change. Other details such as sale prices may not be available yet.

  • Ten 3-bedroom/2-bathroom, one-story homes in Ettrick Landing – 80% AMI
  • Twenty-one homes in Varina (River East) – 115% AMI (14 homes), market rate (7 homes)
  • Two homes in Varina – 115% AMI
  • One 3-bedroom/1.5-bathroom in Glen Allen – 115% AMI

 This home in the Randolph neighborhood is currently under contract to be resold for $181,500.

Supporter Spotlight: Richmond Memorial Health Foundation

MWCLT has been awarded $300,000 over the next three years for general operating support by the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation. The Health Foundation’s mission is to foster an equitable and healthy Richmond, and we believe that creating affordable places to live is key to that mission. Thank you, RMHF!

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Upcoming Events

Online Information Sessions

Interested in becoming a homeowner, or just want to learn more about the CLT program? Come to one of our monthly online info sessions. You can watch recordings of previous info sessions here.
July 9 and August 13, 6pm via Zoom
Register Here

Development Updates

Ettrick Landing construction is on the home stretch

As of June 27, the first of ten Certificates of Occupancy for Ettrick Landing has been issued! A Certificate of Occupancy is the final approval needed from a local government before a new home can be sold. Once all ten homes are complete and all ten COs are issued, Ettrick Landing will officially be complete! Please watch the below video from Chesterfield County Community Enhancement for more information about the project.

Bensley Agrihood development halted

On June 5, 2024, the nonprofits behind the envisioned Bensley Agrihood withdrew their rezoning application from the Chesterfield County Planning Commission’s docket. Read more in this press release.

News from our office

Shabana Shaheen joins MWCLT as Stewardship & Engagement Coordinator

Last month we welcomed a new member of our team: Shabana Shaheen, our new Stewardship & Engagement Coordinator. Shabana will be helping us manage relationships with our homeowners, as well as assisting them with the stewardship of their homes for future owners. Shabana comes to MWCLT with a wide range of experience in academic research, reproductive justice, leadership development, capacity building and community organizing. She earned a Master of Science in sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a focus on racial equity and systems analysis. Shabana is passionate about mutual aid and community centered capacity building.