Richmond

Total
Warning Signs
For fiscal years spanning
2000-2001 to 2007-2008
Failed to
develop land
within five
years
Spent more
than half their
money on
"planning"
Spent at least
$100,000 of budget and built no units
$51,274,034

Population:

99,716

Residents
in Poverty:

15.9%

Source: Census 2000

Contact this agency:

http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us

440 Civic Center Plaza

Richmond, CA 94804

Source: California Redevelopment Association

Website as of 2010; Address as of 2008

Jump to: Housing Units | Land Holdings | Spending | Audit | Nearby Agencies

Housing Units (back to top)

  • 342 used covenants
  • 0 used subsidies
  • 0 used funds allocated for mobile homes
  • 385 built
  • 207 rehabilitated
  • 0 destroyed

Land Holdings (back to top)

A state law requires land purchased for affordable housing to be developed within five years.

This agency has failed to develop:

  • 1 parcel of land (about one acre) for more than five years
  • 1 parcel of land (about one acre) for more than 10 years

Spending (back to top)

Expenditure data current as of 2008.
Category

Spending

Percent of Total

Agency Average

At risk of becoming
unaffordable
$0 0% 4.76%
Debt payments $6,312,904 12.31% 28.33%
Land acquisition
and site preparation
$8,766,589 17.10% 20.70%
Mobile homes $0 0% 4.79%
New $21,411,745 41.76% 19.18%
Other $525,794 1.03% 16.61%
Planning and
administration
$11,413,067 22.26% 23.57%
Rehabilitation
$967,178 1.89% 13.02%
Rental subsidies $1,876,757 3.66% 19.33%
Total $51,274,034 100% N/A

Audit (back to top)

The state department of housing and community development audited selected agencies until 2007, when the program was discontinued due to a lack of funds.

Nearby Agencies (back to top)

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Source: California Department of Housing and Community Development

Credits: Kim Christensen, Jessica Garrison, Michelle Minkoff, Sandra Poindexter, Doug Smith

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About this project

This database tracks the expenditures of California city and county redevelopment agencies on housing.

During the fiscal years spanning 2000-2001 to 2007-2008, agencies spent property tax dollars mostly on planning, acquiring land and constructing, renovating and removing housing units.

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