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Video: Sheila Bynum-Coleman Visits Low-Income Temporary Housing

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by Sheila Bynum-Coleman, Democratic nominee for House of Delegates in HD-62 (Chesterfield County, Hopewell City, Henrico County, Prince George County)

On Wednesday, June 12, candidate for Virginia House of Delegates Sheila Bynum-Coleman visited America’s Best Value Inn at 2126 Willis Road, Richmond Virginia, 23237.

A local advocate for low-income communities invited Mrs. Bynum-Coleman to observe poor conditions inside the units which are used for temporary and permanent housing, rather than hotel services.

The grounds contain a structure which is condemned, as confirmed by a Chesterfield County Police Officer, yet over thirty people live in the structure’s units. Residents of the main, non-condemned structure invited the group to tour one unit and the empty unit next door.

In a Facebook LIVE video found on Sheila Bynum-Coleman’s personal Facebook page, viewers can see significant mold buildup, cockroaches and structural damage. The residents confirm on video that they have filed complaints over a long period of time and are engaged in a lawsuit against the property’s owner.

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Mrs. Sheila Bynum-Coleman is a small business owner who serves on the Virginia Board of Contractors. Sheila is a wife and mother of five, as well as a long-time advocate for students, veterans and seniors. Sheila has lived in Chesterfield her entire life and received her B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University. Sheila’s involvement in politics began in Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield political campaigns before she ultimately ran for VA House of Delegates in 2015.