Posted 10.4.2018 @ 2:10 pm

Affordable Senior Housing Coming to Chesterfield

We’re happy to announce the 2019 development of Market Square IV, a new, affordable 60-unit apartment community for senior residents of modest means. The community will have one- and two-bedroom units, for which rents will range from $600-800/month. Market Square IV will be constructed during the second quarter of 2019, on land BHC already owns

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Posted 7.25.2018 @ 5:33 pm

A Real-Time Example of the Affordable Housing Crisis

“Vagrants.” “Squatters.” “Trespassers.” All are names we call people living in places they don’t pay for. Sometimes we forget there are human beings with hopes, dreams and families behind the names. As with most vacant buildings across our city, vagrancy can be a problem and the former Quality Inn Hotel on West Broad Street is no

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Posted 6.27.2018 @ 12:19 pm

Stay Home RVA Goal Exceeded

Thanks to the great generosity of our Stay Home RVA sponsors and friends like you who are passionate about creating opportunities for more of our neighbors to thrive, BHC exceeded our goal of raising $50,000 in one week for affordable housing! Now, watch as your name scrolls across the Affordable Housing Ambassadors of Excellence screen. Stay Home

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Posted 4.3.2018 @ 6:03 pm

JOBS Program Works for Older Adults

Aside from financial insecurity, long-term unemployment can have devastating effects on individuals and their families. Some employers are reluctant to hire the long-term unemployed; and for older applicants, securing a job can be doubly difficult. Re-entry to the workforce after a long absence can be a daunting prospect, without help. David Woolridge had been unemployed

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Posted 3.28.2018 @ 11:00 am

In Appreciation of NeighborWorks America

Advancing Opportunity for 40 Years In 2015, the Better Housing Coalition became a member of the NeighborWorks network, a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit leader in affordable housing and community development. 40 years ago, NeighborWorks America was formed by congressional charter. Since then, NeighborWorks has worked diligently to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes;

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Posted 1.31.2018 @ 9:41 am

In Memory of John McCann

Our hearts are heavy at the passing of our dear friend John McCann, past Better Housing Coalition Chairman, board member emeritus and passionate supporter of equitable housing for all. John contributed greatly to our RVA community at many levels and was instrumental in making BHC stronger and ready for the challenges of making positive community

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Posted 11.27.2017 @ 4:47 pm

Meet Shanté’s New Family

When Shanté moved into BHC’s Lincoln Mews community with her son, she had no idea her family would grow so quickly. Before finding the Better Housing Coalition, Shanté and her 9-year-old son Darelle were homeless. Adding to the stress of not knowing where they would sleep at night, Shanté was unemployed and without a car. Darelle’s

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Posted 5.17.2017 @ 12:49 pm

Finding Meaning by Helping Others

May is Older Americans Month, and a perfect time to shine a light on what aging looks like today in BHC’s senior communities. Forget outdated stereotypes: many of our older residents are holding down jobs, taking charge of their health and getting involved in their communities. Danny Gessey is one example of an active BHC

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Posted 5.12.2017 @ 11:00 am

Better Housing Coalition Breaks Ground on The Goodwyn at Union Hill

The Better Housing Coalition (BHC) broke ground on its newest development in the historic East Richmond, VA neighborhood of Union Hill on Friday, May 12, 2017. In so doing, BHC begins the process of converting the former Citadel of Hope, a Colonial Revival-style building built in 1923 by the Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union, into high-quality,

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Posted 4.26.2017 @ 10:38 am

Why We’re Selling Hoodies

Five years ago this March, we heard the name Trayvon Martin for the first time. When he was shot and killed in a suburb of Sanford, Florida, Trayvon was 17 and unarmed. According to the 9-1-1 recording he was “a suspicious guy” wearing “a dark hoodie.” In other words, Trayvon was singled out because of

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