38 New Homes
A Rebirth in Historic Church Hill North
New affordable homes
for first-time homebuyers
Homes from $150,000 to $169,900 In the 1300 block of North 26th and 27th Streets, and 2600 block of Q St.
Down payment and closing costs assistance
up to $22,000*
Download a down payment assistance packet for more information and to get started.
*Based on eligibility, availability, and home choice.
A rebirth is underway at the northern-most edge of the North Church Hill National Register Historic District! The City of Richmond, Better Housing Coalition, Housing Opportunities Made Equal and Project:HOMES have joined forces to build new, affordable homes where many were lost in past years. The historic character of the 1300 block of N. 26th and N. 27th Streets is being rebuilt to reflect its heritage as a neighborhood for hard-working Richmonders.
The 38 new homes under construction and planned for 2015 provide well-designed, high-quality, energy-efficient, architecturally appropriate homes that carry on the tradition of providing affordable housing to hard-working Richmonders in North Church Hill.
A Brief History
The North Church Hill National Register Historic District was established in 1997. According to the neighborhood description of the District, North Church Hill is a “remarkably intact mostly nineteenth-century middle class neighborhood”. Before the area was annexed into the City of Richmond in 1906, most of North Church Hill was located in Henrico County. Initially, the vacant grasslands characterized the neighborhood where a major brickyard provided commerce and jobs to locals. As early as 1820, brickmakers and bricklayers were listed among those living in North Church Hill, according to Henrico County records. Land was subdivided into lots and the one- and two-story frame houses characteristic of the area were constructed to accommodate the labor force for nearby businesses. The architectural styles for the modest homes included Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Stick, Bungalow, Queen Anne, Classical & Colonial Revival, and Art Deco styles, which harmoniously line the streets. This variety of architecture was built for the working class of the day, whose occupations included clerks, managers, sales people, bookkeepers, painters, bricklayers, drivers, printers, box makers, and machinists.