Posted 3.14.2024 @ 11:54 am

BHC Bike Tour – East End RVA

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 from 6-8 PM: Join BHCyp, BHC’s Young Professionals’ Board for a guided, 3-ish mile, mostly flat bike tour of Richmond’s historic Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, and see first-hand how BHC is transforming blighted properties and preserving housing affordability in an area now priced out of reach for many. In addition

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Posted 4.10.2018 @ 2:58 pm

BHC Bike Tour & Happy Hour

Richmond’s East End is on the rise. Since BHC began its work in the neighborhood 20 years ago, much has changed. While we’re ecstatic about widespread reinvestment in the area, Church Hill’s new-found popularity comes and unintended consequence: apartment rents and home prices have risen out of reach for many of our neighbors. During this

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Posted 5.12.2017 @ 11:00 am

Better Housing Coalition Breaks Ground on The Goodwyn at Union Hill

The Better Housing Coalition (BHC) broke ground on its newest development in the historic East Richmond, VA neighborhood of Union Hill on Friday, May 12, 2017. In so doing, BHC begins the process of converting the former Citadel of Hope, a Colonial Revival-style building built in 1923 by the Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union, into high-quality,

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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 4.12.2012 @ 2:46 pm

What Can You Do About Blight in Your Neighborhood? (UPDATE)

BHC’s Center for Neighborhood Revitalization offered a free seminar on Saturday, April 14, 10 am – noon explaining the complexities of blight and the spectrum of tools to tackle it.  The seminar was held at the Robinson Theater in Church Hill (2903 Q Street, Richmond, VA 23223).  Presenters included Lane Pearson and representatives from the City Attorney’s Office and the

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Posted 4.4.2012 @ 5:53 pm

Media Coverage from Beckstoffer’s Mill Opening

BHC would like to thank all of our friends and community partners who came out to celebrate the grand opening of the Beckstoffer’s Mill Apartments in Church Hill on Wednesday, March 28.  In case you missed it, the event was well covered by local media.  Click below to learn more about BHC’s latest revitalization initiative, and what’s still

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Posted 3.19.2012 @ 4:47 pm

Press Release: BHC Opens Renovated Lumber Mill Apartments

Better Housing Coalition Opens Renovated Lumber Mill Apartments and Breaks Ground on 39 Apartments for Low-Income Seniors in Church Hill New development to include net-zero energy apartments Richmond, Va. (March 28, 2012)—The Better Housing Coalition (BHC) today celebrated its new mixed-use community centered around the historic Beckstoffer’s Mill in Richmond’s Church Hill neighborhood at 1207

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Posted 1.13.2012 @ 8:33 pm

BHC welcomes first resident of Beckstoffer’s Mill Apartments

BHC is pleased to announce that its Beckstoffer’s Mill Apartments and Lofts are now open and ready to move in!   On January 13, we welcomed Edward Bolling as the community’s first resident.  Edward is an elementary school P.E. teacher who has become attached to Church Hill over the years. “I really like the historic architecture

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Posted 10.3.2011 @ 2:50 pm

Whatever Happened to Shed Town?

Are you a resident of Church Hill or simply interested in learning more about Richmond history?  If so, this tour is for you! Join Bill Martin (Director, Valentine Richmond History Center) and Kimberly Chen (Architectural Historian, Johannas Design Group) on a walking tour tracing the history of the area now known as Church Hill North. Click here

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