Studios at South Richmond
In 1996, VSH opened its second supportive residence in Central Virginia. South Richmond was the renovation of a Budget Motel into 39 units for formerly homeless single adults. The units were approximately 280 square feet and included a kitchenette with half-size appliances and a full bathroom. The building had a small community room, staff offices, and a computer room. Total development costs were approximately $2 million dollars.
In 2011 Virginia Supportive Housing opened a new addition to the South Richmond apartment community, creating the Studios at South Richmond. The addition provides 21 new studio apartments with comprehensive supportive services for formerly homeless single adults from the City of Richmond, Henrico County and Chesterfield County. Eleven units are fully accessible for formerly homeless single adults with disabilities. Total development costs were approximately $3.5 million dollars.
Finally, in 2015 VSH further renovated the original South Richmond building by widening the existing building footprint to increase the square footage of the units and create several fully accessible units. All building systems were replaced in order to achieve EarthCraft Virginia certification for green building and energy and resource efficiency and a photo-voltaic solar electric system designed to reduce the building’s energy load was installed on the new flat roof. All appliances were replaced with Energy Star rated, full-size appliances and all unit hardware, flooring, and finishes were also replaced. Additional office space for property management and supportive services staff were incorporated into the building and the community room was expanded. Total development costs were approximately $5.9 million dollars.
Each unit at the Studios at South Richmond community is approximately 350-380 square feet and contains a kitchenette with full refrigerator and range oven, full bathroom and closet. Furnishings are provided in each apartment, including a bed, dresser, table and two chairs. In addition to apartments, the building has a community room with kitchen, laundry facilities, a front desk, staff offices and a computer room. The front desk is staffed 16 hours per day, and a resident night monitor is on-call in the evenings. The building has an extensive security system, off-street parking and access to public transportation.
Residents pay 30% of their income in rent. Supportive services are available to help residents stabilize and improve their health, income and housing.
To connect with an intake coordinator regarding this property, please call 804-232-5481.