At the Build Healthy Places Network, we believe that community development plays an integral role in America’s efforts to improve health equity.
By Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH and Colby Dailey, MPP Directors, Build Healthy Places Network
Lillie Mae Jones Plaza brings 26 high quality, affordable apartments for families and individuals in the Iron Triangle neighborhood of Richmond. The project represents a successful joint-venture partnership between Community Housing Development Corporation and East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation. Residents enjoy environmentally sustainable amenities, and supportive services are available on site for individuals living with a disability. Completed in July 2011, the building is named after a respected local activist and promises to honor her legacy by providing a healthy and vibrant place to live.
Lillie Mae Jones is a respected local activist and long-time resident of Richmond. She began her advocacy and organizing work in the 1970’s getting people involved in community service and neighborhood beautification. She reached out to young people and her impact extends throughout the city of Richmond.
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City Of Richmond, California Department of Housing & Community Development, California Department of Mental Health, California Housing Finance Agency, California Pollution Control Financing Authority, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, Contra Costa County Department of Conservation & Development, Contra Costa Health Service Department - Mental Health Division, Corporation for Supportive Housing, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Federal Home Loan Bank/Mechanics Bank, Enterprise Community Partners, LISC/Home Depot Foundation, Richmond Community Redevelopment Agency, Richmond Housing Authority