Mission, Vision & Values

The Better Housing Coalition is the Richmond region’s largest nonprofit community development corporation. BHC creates high-quality homes for residents of modest means and empowers them with programs and tools to help them reach their fullest potential, at all stages of life.

Learn more about who we are, our founders and our company history.


The Better Housing Coalition changes lives and transforms communities through high-quality, affordable housing.


To ensure that every citizen in our region, regardless of their economic status, has good choices in where they live, and opportunities to reach their fullest potential.

Value Proposition

Quality housing at an affordable price is a springboard for success in educational, employment and health pursuits.


To influence policymakers who can create systems change and invest in catalytic community building to make this vision a reality.

BHC Core Competencies

To live our values and achieve our mission we will, with respect, integrity and honesty, exhibit the below core competencies in all of our actions with each other, our residents, our boards and all of our business partners:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Community Focus
  • Initiative
  • Dependability


We Build Opportunities for People and Communities

While our primary lines of business involve bricks, mortar, and building, our ultimate goal is to help people realize their fullest potential.

We Care, We Learn, We Share

We are passionate about our work and each other. As we move towards our mission, we are open to taking calculated risks as long as we learn and grow from these experiences. We want to share our knowledge with one another and our industry to improve community impacts.

We Do What’s Right and Not What’s Easy

We stand for integrity. In everything we do, we want to be held accountable for quality, meaningful and respectful service to our residents, partners, and colleagues.

We Embrace Change for Good

We seek innovative thinking and action to result in greater efficiency and effectiveness to advance our mission, improve our company and realize positive community change.

We Strive to Be the Best While Having Fun

We want to be the best employer, partner and industry leader in making good things happen for the families and communities we serve. We want to utilize the highest standards of excellence in all aspects of our business. As we go about doing our work, we want to have joy in our hearts and smiles on our faces.

I want to support Better Housing Coalition. How can I do that?

That’s great! Visit our Get Involved page to learn more.

I want to work for Better Housing Coalition. Where do I sign up?

Fantastic. Head over to our Career Opportunities page to view openings.

We are an Equal Housing Opportunity Organization

We are an equal housing opportunity provider. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability or familial status (having children under age 18). We do not interfere, threaten, or coerce persons in the exercise of their fair housing rights. We do not retaliate against persons who have asserted their rights or persons who have assisted someone in asserting their rights.