The new homes were built after residents spent decades advocating for better living conditions.
Category: Our neighborhoods
We cover the physical landscapes of Charlottesville and surrounding counties and how things change. We help you understand how history has shaped our city, and how our choices today will affect the future.
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.
Trial over Charlottesville’s statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee scheduled for Tuesday
A judge will decide whether the city was allowed to give the statue to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
Food pantries see usage soar after government cuts pandemic-era emergency benefits
“We’re getting a lot more people,” said Dana Eastman with the Emergency Food Network. “We went from about 12 to 15 — we have 26 today.”
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.
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.