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Campaign Closeup: $5k for RVA

The Better Housing Coalition (BHC), a non-profit community development corporation, transforms communities through high-quality, eco-friendly affordable housing. They offer social services that help residents become more self-reliant, seek higher education and age in place. Their portfolio includes 16 residential communities – 8 for lower-income seniors – as well as 180 single-family homes for low- to moderate-income first-time buyers. BHC is known for the many collaborative partnerships they’ve created with financial and commercial organizations, public agencies, other non-profits, private individuals, grassroots community leaders, and builders and developers in order to scale and manage their mission of revitalizing the community.

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B Corps Spotlight: Virginia Community Capital

As we continue our blog series on local B Corps we wanted to highlight Virginia Community Capital (VCC) - a nonprofit, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and banking entity that is celebrating 10 years of impact in Virginia this year. Their three core lines of business are Lending, Savings and Advisory Services; being a community bank, however, they go above and beyond these services to provide expertise to a wide range of constituents including localities, developers, community development agencies, nonprofits, and business owners. In April 2016, VCC converted its for-profit bank - Community Capital Bank of Virginia - to a certified benefit corporation, making it the first B Corp regulated bank in the US. We spoke with Leah Fremouw, VCC Community Programs Manager, to learn more about VCC’s mission, impact and their decision to become a B Corps.

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User Spotlight: Stacie Birchett, Better Housing Coalition

Get to know Stacie Birchett, Communications Manager for the Better Housing Coalition, and this week's ConnectVA User Spotlight! Tell us about yourself. My name is Stacie Birchett and I?m the Communications Manager for the Better Housing Coalition (BHC), a non-profit community development corporation.  BHC is dedicated to increasing and preserving the stock of high-quality, affordable…

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