The new homes were built after residents spent decades advocating for better living conditions.
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After decades dealing with stigma, Friendship Court residents decide to rename their community
“I’m tired of them calling this ‘the hood,'” said Jace Wright, a teen who lives in Friendship Court, which is being completely rebuilt. “We’re trying to make the neighborhood better for the future.”
Long-desired upgrades to Charlottesville’s Azalea Park could be on the way
But those changes depend on community input, grant funding and whether or not refugee families want to move their bountiful gardens.
Want to plant a garden? Gordon Avenue Library is giving away seeds
Librarians partnered with Piedmont Master Gardeners to offer free seeds and gardening advice.
Charlottesville plans to hire one of the only city sponsored housing discrimination investigators in the state
Charlottesville’s Office of Human Rights receives more allegations of housing discrimination than it can handle.
The European bus company that just bought Greyhound is offering a new service in Charlottesville
FlixBus offers limited routes to Richmond, D.C., Baltimore and New York City for cheaper rates than other transport companies.
If you receive food assistance, here’s where you can get free reusable bags
Local governments and agencies are handing them out to offset the plastic bag tax.
Charlottesville’s ‘tooligans’ are teaching people to fix up their homes — and lending out the right tools for the job
The Charlottesville Tool Library offers memberships on a sliding scale, $1 for every $1,000 you make per year.
Charlottesville and Albemarle County residents who need help with rent have short windows to apply in early April
Here’s what you need to know about how to get started with the city and country’s housing voucher programs.
Fry’s Spring is a mostly residential neighborhood that once had an electric streetcar and an amusement park
It was also yet another area of Charlottesville that used racial covenants to legally prohibit the sale of property to Black people.