HOUSING, WORKING & BUSINESS

The New York Times put the spotlight Thursday on Northern Virginia's Crystal City as the most likely contender for Amazon's much sought-after second headquarters, a project that promises 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment. Beyond releasing a list of 20 finalists, Amazon has remained steadfastly silent on its plans,...
A panel that oversees administration of the state’s district courts approved a change Tuesday they hope will make it a little move obvious to Virginia tenants getting sued for eviction that, well, they’re getting sued for eviction. Until now, the notices used by the courts and posted on tenants’ doors...
When my wife and I started attending Tabernacle Baptist Church in Richmond, we were impressed by the diverse congregation. Nearly a third of our members are refugees. I become friends with a Burmese refugee named Biak Tling, an experienced carpenter in his home country whose first job in Richmond was in a...
When it comes to doing something about the highest-in-the-nation eviction rates in Virginia’s cities, advocates say there’s no silver bullet. Instead, they’re pursuing dozens of possible policy fixes. Some would require legislative action and possibly state funding, such as a proposed eviction diversion program. Others would not. Among them is a proposal...
When Allison Gilbreath held a work group in 2016 on youth aging out of foster care without a driver’s license, every single person — all young adults who had turned 18 while still in the foster care system — showed up 30 or 45 minutes late because they were...
It’s been more than 20 years since Michel Burke-Barnes and Margaret Burke last saw their brother. But in that time, they thought and prayed about him a lot. They wondered: Was he okay? Was somebody taking care of him? They knew he was living at Jones & Jones Assisted Living...
Hopewell and Bristol are at opposite ends of the state, but in the context of the eviction crisis, you wouldn’t necessarily expect them to be so far apart: they both face high poverty rates and have large populations of renters who bear similar housing costs. The outcomes for those renters,...