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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

Posted 11.7.2018 @ 9:00 am

Seniors Cannot Age in Place Without Access to Oral Health Services

Those having dental insurance may take for granted a twice-yearly preventive-care visit to the dentist. But for many seniors on a fixed income—and even more so for seniors on the lower end of the economic spectrum—a routine cleaning is a luxury. Forty-nine percent of seniors 65 and older who have not seen a dentist in a 12-month period cite cost as the No. 1 reason for not visiting the dentist more frequently. That number skyrockets to 69 percent of low-income seniors, according to the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute.

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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;

Read More