Melrose-Orange Target Area


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Since 2014, the city's community development activities have been focused in the Melrose-Orange neighborhood. We spend at least 51% of each year's funds in the selected target area.

Click the map above to get details on projects in the target area.

Much of the community development work is related to improving housing conditions. Housing projects are carried out by our Housing Partnership members. Habitat for Humanity, TAP, Renovation Alliance, and Lead Safe Roanoke work together and each fills a specific housing need:

  • Habitat for Humanity builds new houses and renovates vacant houses for new home owners. 
  • Renovation Alliance handles the the many rehab projects that are relatively small but still important.  
  • Total Action for Progress handles major rehabilitation projects on owner-occupied houses as well as Emergency Home Repair projects.
  • LEAD Safe Roanoke handles lead paint abatement in houses where young children are present.

Residents, business owners and other stakeholders meet every month to provide input and to learn about activities in MOTA. These meetings are open to the public and anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend.  Meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month at 630 pm at the Goodwill center at Melrose and 24th. For information on the next scheduled MOTA Stakeholders meeting you can call 540-983-6404 or email [email protected]  

Accomplishments as of May 2019

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