The Greater Fulton neighborhood was the first neighborhood in Richmond chosen as a Building Sustainable Communities neighborhood. LISC partnered with the Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton (NRC) and Fulton residents in 2010 to develop a community vision and an agreement. The document of the agreement can be found here. Virginia LISC launched a Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) at the Neighborhood Resource Center in 2012. The FOC has served as a great financial resource for residents in Greater Fulton for the past six years.
Virginia LISC has been working in Church Hill’s housing market for the past 25 years. However, in 2011, Virginia LISC and Bon Secours Richmond Health System partnered to create the Supporting East End Entrepreneur Development (SEED) Program as a way to bring business back to one of Church HIll’s main commercial districts. The SEED Program provides up to $25,000 in grant money to individuals looking to either expand or start a business along 25th Street or Nine Mile Road. By focusing on bringing businesses to the Church Hill area, the SEED Program not only helps business owners launch a new business, but it also brings commerce to Church Hill and creates more job opportunities for residents.