1018 Patterson Avenue

1018 Patterson Avenue had been a mismanaged rental property in a severe state of disrepair for decades when Restoration Housing took ownership in 2016. While still occupied by previous tenants, the house was structurally unsound with holes in the walls, ceilings, and floors, in addition to exposed wires and inadequate heating and cooling systems. Restoration Housing envisioned restoring the duplex to its original layout for affordable rental housing.

Before & After

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Before After

Acquisition & Rehabilitation Budget

Restoration Housing invested $260,000 in 1018 Patterson Avenue using Historic Tax Credit syndication and a low interest loan to cover the costs of rehabilitation. 

Tenant Testimonial

It's been a long journey for us, but we’ve finally found a spot that we feel very comfortable…its home.
Edgar & Durable Brown
Restoration Housing Tenants

House History

This 1915 vernacular foursquare duplex was first called home by George Cumbie, an engineer for Norfolk & Western Railway, and Reverend John Wix, pastor of West End Presbyterian Church located on Patterson Avenue.


Completed in April 2018, two affordable housing units for low-income* families were created from the 2,700 square foot structure. Both units feature new kitchens and bathrooms with custom cabinetry, granite countertops, and energy-efficient appliances; in-unit laundry; large porches; raised gardening beds; and off-street parking.

* Under 60% of the Area Medium Income

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