Richmond mayor, Rotary roll out initiative for housing challenged families

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By Kathy Chouteau

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is calling for West Contra Costa County landlords to assist with the new housing initiative for those who need it most. 

As part of the initiative, the Richmond Mayor’s Office and the Richmond Rotary Club are teaming up with other organizations to pair up “housing challenge families with affordable housing,” according to the mayor in his E-Forum.

The mayor said that they will pay a year’s rent in advance for a two bedroom apartment or home to West County landlords or rental housing owners. “We are hoping for something in the $2,000 per month range or lower,” said the mayor, who requested landlords “be part of the solution” by participating. 

Interested parties should contact Mayor Butt at [email protected]