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 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 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 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 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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Posted 2.27.2017 @ 9:57 pm

An Educator Who Never Tires of Teaching

In 1963, Barbara Nealy (that’s Bar-ba-ra with three syllables, as she’ll tell you) was 17 and the historic March on Washington was about to happen. Her civic-minded mother chartered a bus, and took her and her sister plus some neighbors from their Baltimore neighborhood to D.C. to see Dr. Martin Luther King speak. “It was a

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Posted 3.23.2015 @ 8:35 pm

Meet BHC’s Communications Manager Stacie Birchett

ConnectVA blogs about Stacie Birchett (at left), BHC’s Communications Manager in their March 23rd edition. Stacie is part of BHC’s External Affairs team, which carries out BHC’s fundraising and communications activities, and wears many hats. ConnectVA is a program of the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence and provides a wealth of free resources to Greater-Richmond area

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Posted 8.15.2013 @ 7:50 pm

Groundbreakers 2013 Announced

Groundbreakers, the Better Housing Coalition’s annual signature event, takes place the evening of Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Hotel John Marshall. This red-carpet affair celebrates excellence in neighborhood revitalization and historic preservation in Richmond. All proceeds from the event support BHC’s mission of changing lives and transforming communities through high-quality, affordable housing. During Groundbreakers,

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