Community Land Trust Resolution
The City of Richmond passed a resolution endorsing a Communtiny Land Trust based on REDI's proposal. read more...
Just Cause Ordinance
REDI's proposed Just Cause Ordinance passed the city council unanimously, protecting tenants in foreclosed properties. read more...
Housing Crisis Town Hall
REDI organized a Housing Crisis Town Hall to address the forecelosure
crisis with over 500 attendees including community
members, a majority of Richmond's city council, Richmond Mayor
McLaughlin, and representatives of County Supervisor John Gioia,
Member George Miller, Assembly Member Nancy Skinner,
The Contra Costa County Central Labor Council, Mechanics Bank and more. read more...
Improved Code Enforcement REDi has actively advocated for the strong enforcement of local and state laws that protect community from blight due to vacant, foreclosed homes. The City of Richmond has subsequently increased
their staff, increased patrols, increased blight citations and fines
issued. They have since collected over $100,000 in fines holding banks
accountable for their unmaintained
foreclosed properties that are blighting Richmond neighborhoods. read more...
REDI Campaign Updates
Richmond General Plan Campaign
The City of Richmond released its draft General Plan. Some REDI
recommendations are included, but more are needed. We are focusing on
greater community participation in planning processes for new development and for the
city's green business plan. The recent tragedy at Richmond High
school underscores our call for environmental design which seekk to deter crime &
violence. We are calling for increased community ownership
through a community land trust, and more. read more...
Richmond residents have been hit hard by the foreclosure crisis. Neighborhoods are being torn apart.
crisis illustrates the need for more effective planning and policy to stabilize communities, keep families in their
homes, revitalize neighborhoods, and promote affordable housing for
REDI's Housing campaign focuses on quality, long-term affordable housing, tenant
protections and greater community ownership. read more...
Richmond Economic Development Campaign
Research tells us that there are connections
between gun violence, educational opportunity, and employment. Per
capita, Richmond has the highest homicide rate in California.
At the same time there are major opportunities to dramatically impact
the economic environment and reduce gun-related violence. Richmond has various initiatives and innovative programs that seek to
address unemployment and underemployment and which have the potential
to provide pathways out of poverty. read more...
REDI Leader Profile: Lorie Chinn
Richmond ACORN chapter president and REDI leader Lorie Chinn
is a shining example of community leadership in action. Driven by her deep spiritual faith and
"strength in numbers," Lorie envisions a thriving community where neighbors are
involved and work together. read more...
Be a Voice for the Village Take Action to Stop Violence and Create More Jobs
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
684 Juliga Way, Richmond more info
20 9:00 AM - 11:00
12469 San Pablo Ave., Richmond
Richmond Vision Meeting
December 3 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Easter Hill United Methodist Church 3911 Cutting Boulevard
Planning Commission Meeting
City Council Meeting
East Bay Career Advancement Acacemy (EBCAA) Orientation Sessions
**Construction and Automotive Technology Academies**
SCHEDULE AN ORIENTATION APPOINTMENT FOR SPRING 2010
Chuck Carpenter, CCC Academy Site Coordinator:
Faith Works: 510-232-2583;
or email: email@example.com
December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; January 5 &
December 3, 10 & 17; January 7 & 14 Time: 12pm-
2:00pm Where: Faith Works-
402 Harbour Way,
REDI advances research, advocay and community organizing and poliocy efforts to promote equitable development in Richmond, California
We works in partnerships with Richmond residents, community organizations, labor leaders, elected officials and city staff to find creative and just solutions to problems associated with urban development