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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Posted 5.23.2013 @ 8:50 pm

Call for Nominations: 2013 Golden Hammer Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Better Housing Coalition’s prestigious Golden Hammer Awards for 2013, to honor professionals whose work enhances the Richmond region through revitalization, blight reduction and historic preservation. BHC is seeking nominations in five categories: Best Single-Family Residential Renovation Best Commercial Renovation – Neighborhood Scale (less than 5,000 sq. ft.) Best

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Posted 10.11.2012 @ 3:33 pm

BHC Presents Groundbreaker and Golden Hammer Awards at Nov. 8 Fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Andrea Butler, Better Housing Coalition [email protected] Better Housing Coalition Presents Groundbreaker and Golden Hammer Awards at the Hotel John Marshall on Nov. 8 Susan Dewey of VHDA to be Honored as Groundbreaker; Six Golden Hammer Recipients to be Announced  Richmond, Va. (Oct. 11, 2012)—The Better Housing Coalition will honor Susan Dewey, executive director of

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Posted 9.2.2012 @ 3:27 pm

Press Releases: BHC Names New Board Member, New CFO

Contact: Andrea Butler, Better Housing Coalition (W) 804-521-2546 (M) 804-350-5510 [email protected] Better Housing Coalition Names New Board Member Richmond, Va. (August 1, 2012)—The Better Housing Coalition (BHC) named R. Scott Ukrop to its Board of Directors. Ukrop is principal and director of communications at 3north, an award-winning architectural and design firm, and is a partner

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Posted 7.24.2012 @ 8:09 pm

23rd Street in Church Hill: Then and Now

A recent post on Church Hill People’s News features two photos of the 1100 block of N. 23rd Street in Church Hill – one taken in 1998, and the other taken today, six years after BHC’s renovation of 1111 N. 23rd Street.  They provide a great illustration of the catalytic effect that one home can have on another.   Click

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Posted 7.16.2012 @ 5:43 pm

Call for Nominations: 2012 Golden Hammer Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Better Housing Coalition’s prestigious Golden Hammer Awards to honor professionals whose work enhances the Richmond region through revitalization, blight reduction and historic preservation. BHC is seeking nominations in six categories: Best Single-Family Residential Renovation Best Commercial Renovation – Neighborhood Scale (less than 5,000 sq. ft.) Best Commercial Renovation

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Posted 7.11.2012 @ 5:38 pm

Lincoln Mews Neighbors Unite to Endure Heat Wave

The following blog post was made by Natalie McDonald, Program Director, Northside: As a social worker at our Lincoln Mews apartment community in North Richmond, I was elated to see residents band together when faced with the adversities of recent summer storms. The Lincoln Mews Resident Council sprang into action when storms caused power outages

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Posted 6.29.2012 @ 6:01 pm

Richmond Times-Dispatch Highlights Need for Mixed-Income Communities

BHC president/CEO T.K. Somanath and BHC Board Member Laura Lafayette (Richmond Association of REALTORS) share their views on the important role affordable rental communities play in creating a healthy integration of incomes, and why this is a necessity for the entire Richmond region.  Click here to read the full article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Posted 6.21.2012 @ 4:15 pm

YMCA to operate programs at Mary Tyler McClenahan Child Development Center

The YMCA of Greater Richmond became the child care services provider at the Mary Tyler McClenahan Chidcare Center at our Winchester Greens community in Chesterfield County this week.  Named for our co-founder, the center will be called the YMCA Mary Tyler McClenahan Child Development Center. Enrollment and overall management of programs will be handled by

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