Posted 7.11.2011 @ 3:42 pm

BHC to expand revitalization initiatives in Petersburg

BHC is constructing a new senior community in Petersburg in partnership with Restoration of Petersburg CDC.  Claiborne Square, adjacent to Tabernacle Baptist Church on Halifax Road, will feature affordable 34 one-bedroom and 13 two-bedroom apartments for active adults 55 and older, with innovative green building technologies which reduce utility bills for residents.  Fourty-three of these apartments will

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Posted 7.11.2011 @ 3:37 pm

Lissyland Brings Joy to Young Residents of Lincoln Mews

Better Housing Coalition is pleased to honor Lissy Bryan for her service as Chair of the BHC Board of Directors through the dedication of Lissyland, the new playground at Lincoln Mews!   For all the lives of young people Lissy has changed over the years, BHC felt that naming a playground for her would be a fitting

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Posted 7.11.2011 @ 3:31 pm

Better Housing Coalition Partners with VCU to Promote International Planning Education

Urban planners and educators from around the globe gathered in Richmond this week for an international seminar on sustainable planning, hosted by VCU Assistant Professor Michela Zonta.  The Richmond seminar was the first of four week-long seminars to take place over the next two years, where participants will discuss topics and educational methodologies related to sustainable planning, ranging

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Posted 7.11.2011 @ 3:29 pm

Winchester Greens Through the Eyes of a BHC Social Worker

As an employee of Better Housing Coalition, I had a ‘feel good’ moment while leaving the Jade Garden restaurant at the front of Winchester Greens. I turned the corner and saw two senior residents from Market Square III in their wheelchairs making their way to the Family Dollar next door.  I thought, “What a convenience it is for these women to

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Posted 7.11.2011 @ 3:27 pm

Announcing the Center for Neighborhood Revitalization

As the Alliance to Conserve Old Richmond Neighborhoods folds into Better Housing Coalition on January 31, we welcome David Herring and Lane Pearson, Esq. to our team.  Through their work at the Alliance, established in 1998, David and Lane have been involved with saving and renovating numerous abandoned homes throughout the City.  Together, they will

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Posted 7.11.2011 @ 3:25 pm

Meet Carter McDowell, BHC Co-Founder

Carter McDowell has spent her adult life working to better the lives of her fellow citizens in her adopted city of Richmond.  With Carter’s volunteer training and experience, her determination, and her knowledge of urban communities she was well armed for making a meaningful impact on our community.    In 1988, she joined Mary Tyler

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Posted 6.29.2011 @ 4:48 pm

A Homeowner’s Impression of a Transforming Neighborhood

Originally from Chicago, Scott Putman has lived all over the country performing with different ballet and dance companies.  As a working artist, he thought that owning a home would just be one of those things always out of reach. However, with the help of BHC, Scott was able to afford his first home in Oak Summit

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Posted 6.29.2011 @ 3:51 pm

Seeking Nominations: 2011 Groundbreakers Awards

Do you know a local leader who has changed lives and transformed communities? If so, consider nominating him or her for a Groundbreaker Award! In April 2011, BHC will honor its third class of Groundbreakers award recipients at its annual Groundbreakers celebration. Nominations are being accepted in four categories: Community Revitalizer – Nominees for this

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