Mixed into the sedate browns and grays that decorate Sherika Poindexter’s home are four pops of eye-catching blue — new placemats the mother of two bought to celebrate their new apartment.
“I want to get some curtains, too,” she said as she sized up the living/dining room. “I need to get some more blue.”
Poindexter and her daughters, ages 5 and 8, for years have lived at Shalom Apartments, an affordable housing complex owned by local nonprofit Lynchburg Covenant Fellowship.
This year, the 46-unit development underwent a top-to-bottom renovation — its first in decades. The $3.5 million overhaul brought in new roofing, wiring, floors, windows and all new energy-efficient fixtures.
“Everything is new,” said Connie Snavely, associate director of Lynchburg Covenant Fellowship.
The renovation is...