In 2019 RFA partnered with the Legal Aid Justice Center to support their housing justice organizers to oppose mass demolition of public housing. Together we won a freeze on all evictions in Richmond’s public housing units and legislation guaranteeing all public housing residents statewide 12 months notice before any vote to advance the demolition of public housing units.
In February of 2020 we won our campaign opposing public subsidies for a sports arena and luxury developments. The project was spearheaded by the CEO of a regional fossil fuel monopoly and our state’s largest political campaign donor. Our campaign united housing, education, and environmental justice advocates across the city to demand public funds go to public services, not private profits.