NoVacancyRVA is an interactive multi-platform communication tool and community movement designed to create awareness of housing-first programs that help end homelessness and to generate participation in these programs. 

 

On any given night in Richmond there are around 818 sheltered and unsheltered men, women and children. At the same time over 1,000 rental properties are publicly registered as vacant. While existing rapid re-housing programs are proven to be 93% successful, there is a disconnect between the institutions that foster these programs and the landlords who are instrumental in carrying them out. NVRVA combines an interactive art installation, a dynamic social media campaign, and a comprehensive website to reach property owners through the community that sustains them.

 

Project partners include Heather Keller and Mikaila Weaver.