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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Posted 6.16.2020 @ 10:25 am

Unity & Resilience: Supporting Senior Residents in Uncertain Times

Beyond building and managing affordable housing, BHC delivers an array of free resident support services, reflecting our longstanding commitment to improving the economic, academic and health outcomes of the families and seniors who call a BHC rental community home. As an example, our seniors benefit from social, health and wellness activities that allow them to

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Posted 3.11.2020 @ 5:38 pm

Coronavirus Preparedness at BHC

At the Better Housing Coalition’s home office and across our 16 rental communities in Richmond, Henrico and Petersburg, the welfare of our staff members and residents is our first priority. BHC formed a task force of representatives from across the organization to address concerns and take proactive steps in the interest of keeping our staff

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Posted 12.2.2019 @ 2:39 pm

Realizing Dreams at Every Age

Did you know that affordable housing can be a launching pad to achieving dreams? It’s true! Once the worry over not being able to pay the rent every month is removed, residents feel freer to think about their hopes and dreams for the future, and explore how to achieve them. This is the case with

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Posted 1.17.2019 @ 11:07 am

State of Emergency?

The Shutdown Has Real Consequences for RVA’s Residents The government shutdown, now in its fourth week, continues with no end in sight. Whether or not you believe there is a humanitarian crisis along our country’s border with Mexico, a very real one is brewing closer to home. The longer the shutdown continues, the greater its

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