Thank you to Title Sponsor:
Each April, hundreds of residents across the Richmond region look forward to putting on t-shirts instead of office clothes so that they can build and repair homes for those who need them most. AHAW engages members of the community, local businesses whose employees volunteer at worksites, the nonprofits that are building and repairing homes, and most importantly, our neighbors in need who often work side by side with volunteers.
Since AHAW began a decade ago, more than 4,500 volunteers from across the Richmond area have worked at over 375 worksites, improving the quality of life for hundreds of our neighbors. Many hundreds more have learned about affordable housing issues within our community and have become more active and engaged in making a difference. We invite you to participate as a sponsor during our TENTH ANNIVERSARY YEAR, so that AHAW can continue to bring attention to Richmond’s affordable housing needs in new and exciting ways.
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AHAW 2017 Events *subject to change
Saturday, April 22 | 2:30PM – 4:30PM | 2712 2nd Ave.
10th Anniversary Celebration
Join us for our 10th-anniversary party in partnership with Rebuilding Together of Richmond with our volunteers, AHAW families, nonprofit partners and members of the community. This family- friendly event will be held on the grounds of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and will feature music, carnival food and children’s activities.
A Day’s Work for Affordable Housing
A volunteer effort where employers give their employees a day off to work with an AHAW housing non-profit partner. Over 500 volunteers participate each year, building and repairing homes, beautifying communities and improving the quality of life for our neighbors.
Thursday, April 27 | 9AM – 11AM | 8975 Three Chopt Rd.
Affordable Housing Richmond: Past, Present, and Future
Join us for a panel discussion about the progress that has been made in the affordable housing sector in the Richmond region over the last ten years. Registration and continental breakfast start at 8:30AM. Program begins at 9:00AM.
Thursday, April 27
Walking In Their Shoes
Coordinated by Homeward, this “homeless simulation” gives community leaders the opportunity to assume the identity of someone experiencing homelessness, and tasks them with navigating the daily challenges faced by our region’s homeless population, including finding food, shelter, transportation, and needed resources.
Better Housing Coalition, Boaz & Ruth, Community Housing Partners, Hanover Habitat for Humanity, Homeward, Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, Partnership for Housing Affordability, project:HOMES, Rebuilding Together of Richmond, Richmond Community Development Alliance, Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity, Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Southside Community Development & Housing Corp., Urban Hope, Virginia LISC, Virginia Supportive Housing