New Clay House

New Clay House, VSH’s first residential community, opened in 1992 to house formerly homeless single adults. Located in Richmond’s Carver neighborhood, the 47-unit building contained small, single resident occupancy units with shared shower and kitchen facilities. Since developing New Clay House, VSH’s model for successful client outcomes has evolved dramatically. We now develop larger fully furnished studio apartments that foster greater independence as well as community spaces that promote social integration and activities.

New Clay House is currently undergoing a full renovation and expansion that will allow VSH to serve 80 formerly homeless and low-income individuals under our current model. Each unit will double in size and contain a kitchenette with full size appliances and a full bathroom. Building amenities will include office space for onsite property management and support services staff, a community room, a private courtyard, a computer room, resident phone room, a fitness room, laundry facilities, and structured parking. The building will also be EarthCraft Virginia certified and will feature a photovoltaic solar array to reduce the building’s energy load and a solar thermal hot water system to pre-heat water.

The total development cost is approximately $18.7 million dollars. Funding sources and partners include (but are not limited to) Bon Secours Health System, Inc., the City of Richmond, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Henrico County, The Home Depot Foundation, LISC, Marietta McNeil Morgan & Samuel Tate Morgan, Jr. Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, The Bob & Anna Lou Schaberg Fund at VNHC, The Pauley Family Foundation, Union Bank & Trust, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Virginia Community Development Corporation, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Virginia Housing Development Authority, and Wells Fargo.

To connect with an intake coordinator regarding this property, please call 800-232-5481.

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