Restoration Housing currently has two completed housing projects and one community development initiative project in the works. Our housing offer affordable rents, whether they be workforce (slightly below Market Rate) or low-income (60% of the Area Median Income). Each project’s affordability index is based on the needs of the surrounding neighborhood. For rental inquiries or for more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-797-0819.
530 Day Avenue
Restoration Housing’s first rehabilitation project, 530 Day Avenue, had been vacant for almost 10 years and was last used as a five-unit flophouse. Fundraising dollars were used to acquire the house and a combination of State and Federal Historic Tax Credits subsidized construction costs. The 3,200 sq. ft., 96 year-old house now boasts two spacious units each with two full bathrooms, a kitchen with high-end appliances and granite counter-tops, and washer and dryer. Historic details were preserved throughout, including wood trim, hardwood doors and flooring, original windows, and its metal roof.
1018 Patterson Avenue
Restoration Housing’s second rehabilitation, 1018 Patterson Avenue, was mismanaged for many years and in a severe state of disrepair. Historic Tax Credits were used to offset the cost of rehabilitation which included stabilization due to settling; removal of plaster down to the historic lath, new insulation, and new plaster; and installation of new heating and cooling system. This turn-of-the century house now boasts two, spacious units each with up-to-date bathrooms with ceramic tile; kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite counter-tops; washer and dryer; and private porches. Historic features were preserved throughout including wood trim, hardwood floors and doors, fireplace mantels and hearths, and metal roofing. Click here for more before and after photographs of this project.
Villa Heights, a circa 1820 home built by Elijah McClanahan (a Lieutenant Colonel in the War of 1812), is currently in a severe state of disrepair after sitting vacant for ten years in addition to being damaged by a fire in 2011. Restoration Housing intends to bring back its historic and architectural integrity, relying on Federal and State Historic Tax Credits, Community Development Block Grant funding, and fire insurance proceeds provided by the City of Roanoke.
The rehabilitation of Villa Heights will be Restoration Housing’s first community impact project, providing space to the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Virginia (BGCSWVA) for the expansion of their after-school program. Approximately 50 to 75 preteen and teen children will be served at this site each day and the BGCSWVA will be better able to serve their current families who reside in Northwest Roanoke and often lack transportation to and from the existing Southeast facility.
The neighborhood of Northwest Roanoke has long lacked public and private investment and is in dire need of accessible service providers. The restoration of Villa Heights will fill this void in addition to reinvigorating the community, reducing vandalism and crime, and catalyzing future investment.