Randolph

 

The Randolph neighborhood, originally known as Sydney or the “Black West End,” was first built as a neighborhood for Black Henrico residents in the 1800s.

 

Randolph was annexed by the City of Richmond in 1867, in the aftermath of the Civil War. By the early 1900s, small bungalows were being advertised and sold to Black Richmonders in the neighborhood.

Through redlining and segregation, the neighborhood’s housing stock and infrastructure were allowed to decline until it reached “slum conditions,” which were then targeted for urban renewal in the 1970s. In conjunction with the Downtown Expressway (VA-195) cutting the neighborhood off from the wealthy Fan District, much of the area was seized, condemned, and demolished.

Neighbors whose properties were taken were promised homeownership and relocation grants, but RRHA did not follow through on the promise. Instead, RRHA set about building new suburban-style homes and utilitarian garden apartments, erasing the historic fabric of the neighborhood. They renamed it Randolph after Black educator Virginia E. Randolph.

After more than 40 years and in the fallout of the 2008 recession, many RRHA homes and lots in Randolph were left vacant and abandoned. In 2017, the Maggie Walker Community Land Trust and project:HOMES joined together to help rehabilitate these homes into affordable homeownership opportunities once more.

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MWCLT does not have any homes in this neighborhood currently under construction or rehabilitation. However, any of our occupied homes in the neighborhood can be re-sold at any time to approved MWCLT applicants.
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1130 Randolph St – FOR SALE

1130 Randolph St – FOR SALE

1130 Randolph St $181,5002 beds / 2 baths1,121 square feet This home is available to households earning 80% of the Richmond Area Median Income or less. Household Size 80% AMI Income Limit 2023 1 person $59,750 2 people $68,250 3 people $76,800 4 people $85,300 5...

Grayland Ave

Grayland Ave

Grayland Avenue $168,0002 bed/2 bath776 sq ft Enjoy this gorgeously renovated 2 bedroom 2 bath home with almost 800SF and all of the upgrades and eye candy you could want with minimal maintenance and upkeep! Enjoy a brick and hardie plank exterior with a nice sized...

Sumpter Street

Sumpter Street

Sumpter Street $167,1802 bed, 2 bath977 sq ft This cute bungalow in the heart of the Randolph Community is conveniently located around the corner from Maymont Park, The James River and near VCU. This 2 bedroom 2 bath home with just under 1,000SF and has been renovated...

Lombardy St

Lombardy St

South Lombardy Street $170,480 2 bed/1 bath 833 sq. ft. Welcome to South Lombardy! This charming bungalow has been lovingly maintained. Located in the heart of Randolph, this two bedroom, one bath home is just a few blocks from Texas Beach, Maymont, James River Park...

Kansas Avenue

Kansas Avenue

Kansas Ave — SOLD $195,000 2 bed/2 bath 977 sq. ft. Enjoy this gorgeously renovated 2 bedroom 2 bath home with almost 1,000 SF and all of the upgrades and eye candy you could want with minimal maintenance and upkeep! Enjoy a brick and hardie plank exterior with a nice...

Kansas Avenue

Kansas Avenue

Kansas Ave $195,000 2 bed/2 bath 977 sq. ft. Enjoy this gorgeously renovated 2 bedroom 2 bath home with almost 1,000 SF and all of the upgrades and eye candy you could want with minimal maintenance and upkeep! Enjoy a brick and hardie plank exterior with a nice sized...

Kansas Ave

Kansas Ave

Kansas Avenue $165,000 2 beds/1 bath 703 sq. ft. This home is available to those making 80% of AMI or less.

Colorado Ave

Colorado Ave

Colorado Avenue $146,000 2 beds/1 bath 796 sq. ft. This home is available to those making 80% of AMI or less.

Meade St

Meade St

Meade Street $150,000 2 beds/1 bath 825 sq. ft. This home is available to those making 80% of AMI or less.

Jacquelin St

Jacquelin St

Jacquelin Street $165,000 4 beds/2 baths 1,422 sq. ft. This gorgeous renovation features 4 bedrooms. 2 full baths and almost 1,500SF of living space as well as a larger side deck off of the eat in area in the kitchen! Enjoy mature tress providing great shade and in...