Work nearly complete on RRHA heating systems

Jeremy M. Lazarus | 8/2/2018, 6 a.m.

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority is near the finish line when it comes to repairing or replacing hundreds of apartment radiators that failed to work last winter in public housing units.

As of Friday, July 27, repairs on radiators in only nine apartments remained to be completed, according to Orlando Artze, RRHA’s interim chief executive officer.

So far, work is complete on 402 units, including 78 units in Creighton Court and 324 units in other public housing communities, he said.

Under a new policy, RRHA plans to inspect heating systems in every unit to ensure they are in working condition before the new heating season starts Oct. 1.