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 underwent a $1M renovation prior to opening. Funding sources included foundations, corporations, individuals, government grants and low-income housing tax credits.
Residents pay 30% of their individual monthly income in rent.
VSH offers on-site supportive services through case managers who help residents stabilize, reclaim their lives and retain their housing.
VSH won the Governor’s Housing Achievement Award for New Clay House in 1993, and it was an outstanding example of community collaboration to solve an identified need. Despite the accolade, the property is the only one in VSH’s portfolio today that’s characterized by single rooms rather than studio apartments. This means that residents must share shower and kitchen facilities, and they have very little common space for learning and community-building activities. New Clay House is high on our list of properties to renovate.
To connect with an intake coordinator regarding this property, please call 804-232-5481.