Taking Action

RRHA taking steps to prevent another heating disaster

Taking Action

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Hoping to prevent another heating disaster this winter, RRHA, Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority is taking action now. Trying to be proactive before the temperature drops.

RRHA has been checking radiators. 8News is told crews started last month doing radiator inspections.
They’ve hit nearly every apartment of the 4,000 RRHA manages.

So far, they found 250 radiators that had issues and are now making repairs.

Last winter, dozens of Creighton Court residents were without heat for months.

Some desperately tried to stay warm cuddled with family in a room with a space heater- while others had to be moved to hotels.

“This year, we want to make sure that residents don’t have to use temporary or electric heaters while the work is being done, we want to make sure the work is completed before it gets cold,” RRHA Interim CEO Orlando Artze said. 

Additionally, RRHA already has a contractor in place and ready to work to install electric baseboard heating should any with boilers pop up again this winter.

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