The City of Richmond recently recognized residents of the East End with honorary street signs. Two of them came from Fulton, a neighborhood destroyed by the City’s urban renewal plan nearly 50 years ago. WCVE’s Catherine Komp reports.
At farmers markets throughout Virginia, many residents use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP to pay for fresh fruits and vegetables. Some markets offer incentives, like two for one. But earlier this summer - a problem with the vendor processing SNAP payments put this service at risk. WCVE Interns Mara Guyer and Kate Seltzer have more for Virginia Currents.
The indelible images of last August in Charlottesville include torches, Nazi regalia, and street brawls. But perhaps none is seared so deeply into memory as that of a grey Dodge Challenger hurtling toward a crowd of pedestrians. For some survivors, however, there's much more than memory. There are lingering physical as well as emotional wounds, but an ongoing interest in opposing bigotry. For Virginia Currents, Hawes Spencer has more.
In 2005, elected officials in the greater Richmond region warned of rising housing costs and a lack of affordable options. Nearly a decade later, the city of Richmond commissioned a comprehensive affordable housing study. Many of those recommendations still haven’t been implemented and as prices continue to rise, there are limited affordable developments in the works.
Across Virginia, an increasing number of families are spending more of their income on rent and mortgage payments. Advocates and non-profits often talk about the need for more affordable housing. But how is that defined and measured? In our new series Where We Live, WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more.