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Almost 90 houses by Better Housing Coalition

August 8, 2008 7:29 am by

Over the past 12 years, Better Housing Coalition has built or renovated close to 90 houses in the area. While the great majority of the activity has been in the
Church Hill Central area of the city’s Neighborhoods in Bloom program, they are also looking at a large-scale redevelopment at the former Beckstoffers on 28th Street for the near future.

Most of the Better Housing Coalition/Richmond Affordable Housing homes are sold to first-time homeowners and those earning 60-80% of median income (around $37,000/yr), though they offer some market-rate housing which helps to fund other projects. In addition to managing the building/renovation, they offer help on down payments in an effort to keep property affordable. Another of BHC’s stated goals is sustainability, to offer homes that are comfortable, affordable, healthy, and energy-efficient.

Rolling around taking these photos, I was struck by 2 contrasting notions. The first is that BHC (and other similar organization) are doing work in many areas that private developers and builders will not touch (look for the edges of vacant houses in the photos from the 1100 and 1200 block of 22nd Street below). Another is that the work that BHC has has done has set the bar for private renovators in the area.

Below is a map and near comprehensive photo array of the houses that BHC has built or redeveloped in the area. The photos are also collected as a set on Flickr.

1201 North 23rd Street
1201 North 23rd Street


1209 and 1207 North 23rd Stree
1209 and 1207 North 23rd Stree


1211 North 23rd Street
1211 North 23rd Street


2304 Fairmount Ave
2304 Fairmount Ave


1223 North 24th Street
1223 North 24th Street


1217 North 24th Street
1217 North 24th Street


1213 and 1211 North 24th Street
1213 and 1211 North 24th Street


1205 North 24th Street
1205 North 24th Street


1201 North 24th Street
1201 North 24th Street


1124 North 24th Street
1124 North 24th Street


1119 and 1117 North 24th Street
1119 and 1117 North 24th Street


2009 and 2007 Q Street
2009 and 2007 Q Street


2211 Q Street
2211 Q Street


2215 Q Street
2215 Q Street


1111 and 1109 North 23rd Street
1111 and 1109 North 23rd Street


1110 North 23rd Street
1110 North 23rd Street


1112 North 23rd Street
1112 North 23rd Street


1114 North 23rd Street
1114 North 23rd Street


1113 North 23rd Street
1113 North 23rd Street


2220 Fairmount Ave
2220 Fairmount Ave


2219 Fairmount Ave
2219 Fairmount Ave


2103 and 2101 Fairmount Ave
2103 and 2101 Fairmount Ave


1013 north 21st Street
1013 north 21st Street


1021 and 1017 North 21st Street
1021 and 1017 North 21st Street


1001 North 21st Street
1001 North 21st Street


2209 Carrington Street
2209 Carrington Street


1110 and 1012 North 22nd Street
1110 and 1012 North 22nd Street


1014, 1016, and 1018 North 22nd Street
1014, 1016, and 1018 North 22nd Street


1106 North 22nd Street
1106 North 22nd Street


1107 North 22nd Street
1107 North 22nd Street


1112 and 1114 North 22nd Street
1112 and 1114 North 22nd Street


1118 and 1120 North 22nd Street
1118 and 1120 North 22nd Street


1125 North 22nd Street
1125 North 22nd Street


1200 North 22nd Street
1200 North 22nd Street


918 and 920 North 26th Street
918 and 920 North 26th Street


914 and 916 North 26th Street
914 and 916 North 26th Street


908 and 910 North 26th Street
908 and 910 North 26th Street


904 and 906 North 26th Street
904 and 906 North 26th Street


900 and 902 North 26th Street
900 and 902 North 26th Street


2601, 2603, and 2605 O Street
2601, 2603, and 2605 O Street


920 and 922 North 27th Street
920 and 922 North 27th Street


827 North 27th Street
827 North 27th Street


806 North 25th Street
806 North 25th Street


819 and 817 North 25th Street
819 and 817 North 25th Street


803 North 24th Street
803 North 24th Street


709 North 24th Street
709 North 24th Street


707 and 705 North 24th Street
707 and 705 North 24th Street


522 North 24th Street
522 North 24th Street


510, 512, and 514 North 24th Street
510, 512, and 514 North 24th Street


506 and 508 North 24th Street
506 and 508 North 24th Street


502 and 504 North 24th Street
502 and 504 North 24th Street


518 North 26th Street
518 North 26th Street


2311 and 2309 Jefferson Ave
2311 and 2309 Jefferson Ave


603 and 603 1/2 North 23rd Street
603 and 603 1/2 North 23rd Street


715 and 713 North 22nd Street
715 and 713 North 22nd Street



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