Giving: Restoration Housing Launches Latest Project in Historic Belmont | Local News

Roanoke nonprofit Restoration Housing is beginning construction on its third project in the historic Belmont neighborhood.

The 2,700 square foot home at 920 Stewart Avenue SE is described as an example of early 20th century Victorian architecture. It has been unoccupied for several years and is in “a state of severe disrepair”.

Restoration efforts will include repairing all historic materials such as original wood siding, exterior woodwork, porch detailing, flooring, interior woodwork, original wood doors and windows. New plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems, in addition to custom cabinetry, new appliances, built-in washers and dryers, and granite countertops will also be installed.

Roanoke contractor TBS Construction is carrying out the renovation with Jeff Wood Designs providing schematics and construction drawings.

This is the sixth rehabilitation review for Restoration Housing, which began in 2014. The completed rehabilitation will provide high quality housing at affordable rental rates for two families with limited incomes.

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Restoration Housing keeps rents affordable through grants and fundraising efforts that fully subsidize construction costs. The organization received federal HOME Block Grant funds from the City of Roanoke, which account for a large portion of the grant funding, in 2021. Other sources of construction were obtained through local foundations and the use of historical tax credits.

“Our organization is proud to begin our third project in Southeast Roanoke and continue our efforts to reinvest in this beautiful and historic section of Roanoke,” Isabel Thornton, Executive Director, said in a program announcement. “We have long believed that this neighborhood is a tremendous resource for the wider Roanoke community. Many homes are already quite affordable here, but with their advanced age, repair costs can be prohibitive. That’s why it’s helpful for us as a nonprofit to use our unique resources for this important work. »

Restoration Housing’s first two projects were in the West End neighborhood, and the third project is the Villa Heights Recreation Center in northwest Roanoke, which provides affordable rental space for nonprofits seeking to expand facilities. services in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods.

The fourth and fifth projects are down the street from 920 Stewart.

Know of something that needs to be preserved?

The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation invites nominations for its annual list of historic, natural and culturally significant sites in the Roanoke Valley that are in imminent danger of becoming extinct due to delayed maintenance, demolition or of incompatible development.

Nomination forms, which must be submitted by March 21, are available at

For more information or questions, please contact Judy Harrison by calling 540-343-8691 or emailing [email protected]

North Cross School Honors Distinguished Graduate

Dr. Linda Valleroy, a 1968 graduate, recently received the 2022 Distinguished Alumna Award from the North Cross School.

The annual award recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their chosen field and, in doing so, have brought distinction and honor to North Cross School.

Valleroy, who works for the US Center for Disease Control, is also the first recipient of the North Cross Distinguished Alumni Award and the North Cross Alumni Service Award, which she received in 2009.

Valleroy accepted her award virtually in February when she was the keynote speaker at the North Cross Upper School’s annual symposium.

Valleroy has worked at the CDC for 30 years, focusing on controlling and preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS in the United States and around the world.

Her work was primarily devoted to epidemiology and public health, as she was “infatuated with epidemiology and fascinated by the idea of ​​helping people prevent disease through science and public health measures “.

Valleroy had a Congressional Science Fellowship and served as Science Advisor to the United States House of Representatives. She has also been a fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the United States Agency for International Development.

After graduating from the North Cross School, Valleroy earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from Swarthmore College. She has also had teaching and research assignments at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Event to benefit Saint-Vincent Home Services

Rosie’s Gaming Emporium and Holiday Inn Tanglewood sponsor Casino Night, a charity fundraising event to benefit St. Vincent’s Home Services programs.

St. Vincent’s Home’s mission is to meet the needs of people with unique learning challenges. Originally an orphanage built by St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in 1893, St. Vincent’s Home became a school designed to meet the educational needs of orphans, and later merged into the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center. Adult and Family Services were established later.

The March 26 event will take place at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood, 4468 Starkey Road, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The $50 admission includes a buffet of appetizers and desserts, a drink ticket, a live DJ, a live jazz band, and $10,000 in chips. An open bar will also be available.

Proceeds will support SVH’s adult services (including Katie’s Place and The HUB), the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center, and Family Services – all programs focused on achieving goals associated with meaningful employment, social connections, enjoyable hobbies and independence.

“Because adults with unique learning challenges typically have no sources of funding after graduating from high school, they are often left at home, disengaged from their community, and unemployed,” said SVH’s CEO. , Angie Leonard.

“SVH Services depends on fundraisers, like Casino Night, to provide the financial resources to those wonderful men and women who become active members and contributors to our community with our help,” she said.

Individual tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite at

For questions or more information, contact Teri Nance at (540) 366-7399 or [email protected]

To learn more about SVH Services, visit

Contact JoAnne Poindexter at [email protected]

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