23 West Broad Street • Suite 100
P.O. Box 12117 • Richmond VA 23241 804.644.0546
Our mission is to change lives and transform communities through high-quality, affordable housing. Low-quality housing does not stabilize neighborhoods and often leads to deterioration. High-quality housing attracts new investment from private developers to revitalize neighborhoods.
We are driven by respect for residents, sustaining the environment and preserving neighborhood character. Our portfolio includes 15 residential communities – 7 for low-income seniors – as well as 180 single-family homes for low- to moderate-income first-time buyers.
Founded in 1988 by Richmond-area civic leaders Mary Tyler McClenahan and Carter McDowell, the Better Housing Coalition combines long-term solutions in affordable housing with ongoing support services for residents. We help seniors age in place, help children aspire to higher education, and help adults gain self-sufficiency.As a leader in community revitalization, our award-winning organization works with residents, local governments and agencies, other non-profits and the philanthropic community to create lasting change for the better.