Since we put the word out on behalf of Melanie yesterday we have seen an outpouring of support from the community. So far over $585 dollars have been raised for her and her kids! Melanie is very appreciative of the support, that people care what she and her kids are going through when they have … Continue reading UPDATE: Working Single Mom of Two Homeless Due to Slumlord
As we told the community recently in 'Radford Companies At It Again' this local slumlord has been negligent towards their tenants, allowing water to leak for close to a year now at this particular tenant's dwelling. And as we mentioned last time the source of this leak was speculated by Radford Companies to be an … Continue reading There Is Power In A Union…
Since the public launch of the New River Tenants Union we have been receiving report after report from tenants of Radford Companies. It is common knowledge among anyone who has rented from them that they are a literal slumlord who has a track record of negligence, constantly in violation of the VRLTA. We are now … Continue reading Radford Companies At It Again…
Recently our members volunteered at a local church for its program to shelter homeless men during the winter season. This program is funded by several NGOs on a local and federal level in partnership with local churches. It keeps homeless men from being exposed to the elements. Volunteers assemble some cots, make a meal, and … Continue reading Homeless in the New River Valley
Since publishing our tenant testimony on February 4th we have received an outpouring of community support including recommendations of legal action for our tenant friend as well as additional testimonies confirming Radford Properties' status as a slumlord operation. We have been preparing for a march on the slumlord, comprised of Radford Properties' tenants and other … Continue reading Victory For Tenants!
On February 2nd 2017 I signed a lease beginning on February 15th 2017 and ending on February 28th 2018. On the day the lease was signed, which was the same day the property was toured, Mr Radford informed me that the property was freshly painted and this was why there was no bathroom or bedroom … Continue reading Tenant Testimony: In Regards to Radford Companies’ Severe Negligence
For the past several weeks NRWP members have been conducting social investigation around local trailer parks. Our beginning started with fliering these local trailer parks, promoting a documentary discussing police militarization. As we explained in the 'Do Not Resist – Christiansburg Reportback' the documentary event and its promotion were a means for us to do … Continue reading On the Housing Front