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Claiborne Square named Best Housing Development at Governor’s Housing Conference
November 17, 2011
Better Housing Coalition and Restoration of Petersburg CDC receive the Best Housing Development Award
Held annually at the Governor's Housing Conference, the Virginia Housing Awards celebrate innovative and effective efforts to meet the state's diverse housing needs. Claiborne Square received the award for Best Housing Development in 2011.
Claiborne Square is a 47-unit high quality, affordable senior community in the Halifax area of Petersburg, featuring modern energy-efficient technologies – including solar panels to heat water in common facilities. The community is EarthCraft certified, and has a wide array of amenities that help seniors live comfortably and safely, such as secure building access, a private outdoor terrace, community room and library, on-site laundry facilities, an elevator, resident parking, and service by the bus line with a stop on the property. Claiborne Square welcomed its first residents in August 2011. The Better Housing Coalition has stayed in the community, where its Community Social Work department and its own property management company collaborate to provide residents with exceptional care and service.
“For years, the Better Housing Coalition has provided innovative solutions for the affordable housing market,” said Bill Shelton, director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), who presented the awards. “Claiborne Square will serve as a catalyst for additional development and revitalization in the area.”