News | 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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News | Posted 9.19.2016 @ 6:00 am

BHC Acquires 3200 West Broad Street

The Better Housing Coalition (BHC) has purchased the property most recently known as the Quality Inn at 3200 W. Broad Street in the rapidly developing neighborhood of Scott’s Addition. The six-story building and accompanying property occupies a full block in a high-profile location along the Broad Street corridor, in close proximity to Interstates 95, 64

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News | Posted 12.7.2016 @ 5:44 pm

Golden Hammer Awards to Transition in 2017

Two Richmond-area nonprofits with interests in historic preservation and neighborhood revitalization will jointly assume the Golden Hammer Awards from the Better Housing Coalition (BHC) next year. Beginning in November 2017, Historic Richmond and Storefront for Community Design will co-present the awards to recognize professionals working in neighborhood revitalization, blight reduction and historic preservation in the

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News | Posted 8.30.2016 @ 3:23 pm

BHC Awards Nine Residents Higher-Education Scholarships

The Better Housing Coalition (BHC) announces the inaugural recipients of its Founders’ Scholarships, established in 2015 in honor of BHC co-founders Carter McDowell and the late Mary Tyler McClenahan. A total of $11,000 has been awarded to nine adult residents (ages 17 and older) of BHC rental communities who are seeking higher education (two- or four-year

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News | Posted 8.2.2016 @ 4:02 pm

Meet Julie Hovermale, BHC’s CFO

Among her many talents, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Julie Hovermale steered the Better Housing Coalition through a tough Recession that battered the real estate industry. With the help of BHC’s Board of Directors, she then guided BHC to a much stronger, more sustainable position. In July 2016, Virginia Business Magazine awarded Julie  a well-deserved

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News | Posted 7.30.2016 @ 1:52 pm

BHC’s 2015 Annual Report is “Fun”

BHC’s 2015 Annual Report, “RVA Reimagined” was mailed to our supporters in early July. In addition to presenting highlights and financial results from our past year, we included a coloring book depicting the faces and places of affordable housing. We are honored that the Richmond Times Dispatch’s editorial board has recognized “RVA Reimagined” as “fun.”

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News | Posted 1.8.2016 @ 8:00 pm

Quirk Hotel Wine Tasting to Benefit the Better Housing Coalition

Wine Tasting to Benefit the Better Housing Coalition Location: Quirk Hotel, 201 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220 Time: 5-7 PM Join us Tuesday, January 12th from 5-7 pm at the beautiful Quirk Hotel in downtown RVA for a wine tasting to benefit the Better Housing Coalition. Wine tastings are $15 and will be served by

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News | Posted 11.4.2015 @ 5:24 pm

BHC Staff, Board Member Among CREW’s “Top 25” Women to Watch

BHC Congratulates Chris Hairston-White, VP of External Affairs and Board member Monique Johnson (at left), VP, Senior Lending Officer at Virginia Community Capital for being named to the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW Richmond)’s Top 25 Women to Watch in Real Estate for 2015. All 25 were introduced and presented with awards at CREW Richmond’s 25th-Anniversary gala

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News | Posted 10.12.2015 @ 2:51 pm

BHC’s Venable Street Development in the News

  Richmond BizSense interviewed Lynn McAteer, BHC’s Vice President of Planning and Evaluations, for this report on one of BHC’s next big developments in Richmond’s East End. Learn more about our plans for revitalizing Venable Street here.

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News | Posted 10.5.2015 @ 10:00 am

BHC Appoints Randy B. Gonzalez to Board

The Better Housing Coalition (BHC) announces the appointment of Randy B. Gonzalez to the BHC Board of Directors for a three-year term, effective immediately. Mr. Gonzalez is Vice President, Portfolio Manager for Virginia Community Capital in Richmond, VA where he manages the bank and holding company’s loan portfolio. Prior to this role, Gonzalez was Banking

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News | 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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News | Posted 10.31.2014 @ 6:08 pm

Scott Wiley Wins 3HC Pocket Park Competition

On Thursday, October 30th, 3HC member David Conmy (left) and BHC President & CEO Greta Harris presented the winner’s certificate and a $500 Visa gift card to Scott Wiley for his winning design for 3HC’s Jefferson Avenue Pocket Park Design competition. The small triangular “pocket” park is situated near BHC’s Jefferson Mews community, and the

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News | Posted 8.14.2014 @ 6:14 pm

BHC Leverages $3.2 Million from the Greater Richmond Community to Build Homes for Lower-Income Working Families

The Better Housing Coalition (BHC) has raised more than $2 million in matching funds to complete a $1 million, two-for-one challenge grant awarded the organization by The Cabell Foundation in November 2012. BHC was given until June 30th to raise $2 million in public and private donations, which triggered an additional $1 million gift from

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