Posted 1.18.2024 @ 2:02 pm

Better Housing Coalition Homebuyers Club

The Homebuyers Club is a unique initiative designed to empower our community members with the knowledge and resources they need to make informed decisions about homeownership. We believe that by fostering a supportive environment, we can make the dream of owning a home a reality for more individuals and families in our community. Key Aspects

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Posted 1.10.2024 @ 11:04 am

Highland Grove Greening Community Event

The Highland Grove Greening Community Event invites residents, potential homebuyers, and local businesses to participate in an exciting expansion initiative. Organized by the Storefront for Community Design and the Better Housing Coalition (BHC), this event aims to foster community engagement and gather valuable input for the development’s master plan.       Click here for

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Posted 6.7.2022 @ 4:14 pm

Inter-Departmental Collaboration Helps BHC Residents Find Employment

An innovative collaboration between BHC’s Real Estate Development and Resident Services departments is fostering organizational sustainability and resident stability. The partnership was initiated by Maria Tabacchi, Senior Real Estate Development Associate, as she looked for a better way to fulfill the HUD Section 3 requirements that accompany the public sector funds she manages. Section 3

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Posted 6.7.2022 @ 9:30 am

Celebrating NeighborWorks Week 2022

This week, June 4-11, we are joining NeighborWorks America network organizations around the country to celebrate the successes of communities and how NeighborWorks and residents work together to empower people to enhance their lives. The services BHC provides have an even greater impact because we are part of the NeighborWorks network, an elite group of

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Posted 2.26.2022 @ 2:26 pm

Get to Know…Veda Florance-Hawkes

Veda Florance-Hawkes is one of two Regional Portfolio Directors at the Better Housing Coalition, overseeing 20 property management and maintenance staff who work across 10 senior and multi-family rental communities totaling 791 units. Being a portfolio director requires the ability to think strategically in managing the performance of both staff and properties, while having an

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Posted 12.16.2021 @ 4:29 pm

Better Housing Coalition and Virginia Supportive Housing to Merge

Board members of Richmond, Virginia-based housing nonprofits Better Housing Coalition (BHC) and Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) voted to merge the two organizations at their respective meetings on December 14th and 15th, 2021. The combined organization will create a new Virginia-focused nonprofit with combined total net assets of more than $135 million that will serve clients

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Posted 3.4.2021 @ 2:10 pm

International Women’s Day Interview with All-Female C-Suite

In celebration of International Women’s Day (May 8), we are honored to highlight Better Housing Coalition’s all female C-Suite: Greta Harris, President & CEO; Julie Hovermale, CFO, and Monique Johnson, COO. These three women head up a $19M community development corporation, successfully lead 75 employees, and are instrumental in shaping the affordable housing and equity

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Posted 2.8.2021 @ 4:28 pm

BHC Receives $3 million to Advance Racial Equity

  The Better Housing Coalition (BHC) has received a transformative $3 million grant from Altria Group to help address social and racial equity disparities within the Greater Richmond region by accelerating its production of affordable housing. The grant will help underwrite the development and preservation of at least 1,000 units of quality, affordable, and service-enriched

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Posted 10.22.2020 @ 11:55 am

BHCyp Member Opinion Published in Richmond Times Dispatch

In 2020, BHCyp chose to explore their role as housing champions and incorporate more advocacy into their work. In their first effort, BHCyp member, Sarah Brooks, penned a thoughtful Op-Ed published by the Richmond Times Dispatch this month. In it, Brooks urges voters to examine candidates housing policies to ensure Richmond’s housing market doesn’t become

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Posted 9.16.2020 @ 6:12 pm

BHC, Partners Rally to Stabilize Families Impacted by COVID-19

Community Partners’ Quick Response Helps Put Tenants on the Road to Recovery Before any government mandate on eviction moratoriums, the Better Housing Coalition (BHC), owner and manager of 17 affordable apartment communities across Greater Richmond and Petersburg, had already placed a moratorium on evictions and late fees through the end of 2020, thereby helping to

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