Mapping RVA: Where You Live Makes All the Difference

Earlier this month Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) and Richmond’s Partnership for Housing Affordability introduced “Mapping RVA:  Where You Live Makes All the Difference,”  a multimedia exhibition of photographs, GIS research maps, and depictions of citizen experiences. This exhibition is now open at the University of Richmond’s Downtown’s Wilton Companies Gallery.


The exhibition honors the 45th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, and is also a part of Affordable Housing Awareness Week, an annual event that calls attention to affordable housing issues across the Richmond region. The maps, designed by HOME Research Director Brian Koziol, examine the connection between poverty, public policy, and economic development in the Richmond region through a fair housing lens. During the opening, Dr. John Moeser, Senior Fellow at the University of Richmond’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, engaged more than 75 guests in a conversation about Richmond’s fair housing history and its future.  The exhibition is an extension of the Opportunity Map Report, released in December of 2012. Click here to read the full report.