Wednesday, March 22, 2017

City’s Cold Weather Overflow Shelter Open March 22 - 23

The Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will be open tonight, Wednesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 23 as temperatures are forecast to remain at or below 40 degrees.

The Cold Weather Overflow Shelter is located in the City’s Public Safety Building at 505 North 9th Street. The shelter opens each evening at 7 p.m. and closes the following morning at 6 a.m. Individuals seeking access to the Overflow Shelter must have a referral. Food will not be provided and pets are not allowed.

Residents in need of overnight shelter are asked to report to Commonwealth Catholic Charities (511 W. Grace Street) during operational hours for a comprehensive intake and referral to the appropriate shelter. Shelter registration is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  For individuals who are not eligible for existing shelter space or if all available beds have been filled, Commonwealth Catholic Charities will provide a referral to the Cold Weather Overflow Shelter.


The City’s Cold Weather Day Warming Shelter will be open Thursday, March 23, 2017 and Friday, March 24, 2017 until Noon as daytime temperatures are expected to remain at or below 40 degrees.

The site is located in the City’s Public Safety Building at 505 North 9th Street.
City residents are also advised the Department of Social Services provides emergency assistance with gas and electric disconnection notices for residents who qualify. 

Residents may also call the Fuel Line at (804) 646-7046.
The elderly or residents with disabilities should contact Senior Connections for assistance at (804) 343-3000, Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Upcoming City Council District Meetings

Councilman Chris A. Hilbert to hold meeting for Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District
Thursday, March 23
6 - 8 p.m.
Pine Camp Cultural Arts and Community Center
4901 Old Brook Rd

Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson to hold a meeting for the Richmond Gateway 6th Voter District
Saturday, March 25
10 a.m. - noon
Richmond Public Library
101 E. Franklin St.  

Councilwoman Cynthia I. Newbille to hold a meeting for the Richmond East End 7th Voter District
Tuesday, March 28
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Family Resource Center
2405 Jefferson Ave.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Public Invited to Provide Input on Design of Proposed Bicycle Infrastructure

On Tuesday, March 21 city residents will have an opportunity to become part of the decision making process for the design of 25 miles of bicycle infrastructure during a public meeting convened by the Department of Public Works.

The meeting will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 101 E. Franklin Street. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback for each of the nine corridors that comprise the 25 miles:
  • South 17th Street (Capital Trail to Farmers Market)
  • Brook Road (Charity to Azalea)
  • Government Road (36th to Williamsburg Road)
  • Grayland Avenue (Robinson to Harrison)
  • Malvern Avenue (Cary to Cutshaw)
  • Patterson Avenue (Commonwealth to Thompson)
  • Semmes Avenue (Forest Hill to Cowardin)
  • Westover Hills Boulevard (Forest Hill to Nickel Bridge)
  • Williamsburg Avenue/Road (Main to Government)
Construction is set to begin this summer. The approximate cost for the project is $1 million, which will be paid through city and state matching funds. 

During the meeting the public also can contribute ideas about other potential projects under consideration for bicycle infrastructure, including buffered bike lanes on 1st and 2nd streets and a proposed bike-walk street on 29th Street in Church Hill. 

For information on city services and schedules, please visit us on line at   

Monday, March 13, 2017

New N2N Volunteer Opportunity Listing - OAPD Book Club Facilitators

Click here to view or download

Volunteer Job Description Form

Contact Person: E. Yvette Jones, Human Services Manager
Contact Phone: (804) 646-3054

Monday, March 6, 2017

Mayors Proposed Bulk, Brush, and Leaf Collection Improvements (FY 2018 Budget)

Click here to view Mayors proposed bulk, brush, and leaf collection improvements.

Amended 2017 Federal Funds Budget Links to Documents in English & Spanish

The following links serve as public notice that the City is amending the current year federal funds budget for Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG) and Housing Opportunities for Person with Aids (HOPWA). The CDBG funds will assist low and moderate income households located in the City and HOPWA funds will assist households in the Richmond MSA.

Public Notice - 2017 Consolidated Plan Amendment

Aviso P├║blico - 2017 Enmiendas al Plan Consolidado

Thursday, March 2, 2017

City to Auction Off Surplus Furniture

Mayor Levar M. Stoney today announced Richmond’s Department of Procurement Services (DPS) will be auctioning off surplus furniture starting Tuesday, March 7, 2017 until Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The surplus furniture is currently being held in Public, Safety, Health & Welfare Building located at 501 N. 9th Street, Richmond, VA 23219.

Citizens and interested parties will be allowed to set an appointment to view the surplus furniture before submitting a bid with DPS. Walk-through appointments will be held Friday, March 3, 2017 between the hours of 2 - 4 p.m., and Monday, March 6, 2017 between the hours of 2 - 4 p.m.  The surplus furniture will be sold as one lot and the buyer will be responsible for removing all items; with the exception of items roped off and marked not for sale.

Please contact DPS at (804) 646-5716 if you would like to request additional viewing times.

To view all of the City’s current surplus furniture open for bid, please visit