326 Dale Avenue

326 Dale Avenue had suffered from years of deferred maintenance and was in a severe state of disrepair when acquired by a preservation-minded buyer who generously gifted it to Restoration Housing in the fall of 2018. The house had been subdivided into apartments and had significant water damage; inadequate mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems; and broken windows. Restoration Housing envisioned converting the apartments into permanent housing for previously homeless individuals.

Before & After

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Before After

Acquisition & Rehabilitation Budget

Restoration Housing invested more than $475,000 in 326 Dale Avenue through historic tax credits, grants from private foundations, and the State Housing Trust Fund. This project was Restoration Housing’s first fully subsidized project put into service without any debt.

Thoughts from the City Council Vice-Mayor

To see these houses come back to life, it’s like turning on a light in a dark room, it brightens everything around it, and every project that Restoration Housing has done has had that kind of impact.
Joe Cobb
Roanoke City Council Vice-Mayor

House History

This 1893 Queen Anne home once belonged to one of Roanoke’s earliest mayors, Sylvester Seifert, and his family.


Completed in the fall of 2020, the 3,200 square foot home welcomed four previously homeless individuals. Each of the four Permanent Supportive Housing* units, one of which is ADA compliment, features a bedroom, full bathroom, living room, kitchen, and in-unit laundry. The property is managed in partnership Commonwealth Catholic Charities who provide case management to our tenants.

* Affordable housing combined with supportive services.

Tours of 326 Dale Avenue

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