Southside Community Development and Housing Corporation

A nonprofit organization

$6,710 raised by 19 donors

100% complete

$6,000 Goal

If you could help hundreds of underserved families achieve housing and financial stability, would you? Could you? 


Everyone needs a safe, stable place to live. 

The need is real:

The cost of living is skyrocketing for everyone, but post-pandemic housing and financial struggles are especially devastating for our neighbors already living in poverty. Richmond, Virginia marks poverty rates among Black households at 28% and Latinx households at 20%, both more than double the 10% poverty rate of their white counterparts. 1 in 3 children in the Richmond region are economically disadvantaged with 51% of Black and Latino children growing up in homes fighting to make ends meet, put food on the table and pay the rent. (VVC KidsCount, 2018). This is occurring right here in our community and SCDHC needs your help to stabilize and empower Black and Brown households facing economic and housing insecurity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.   

The need is urgent:  

Even as we celebrate success with the thousands of families SCDHC has helped over the past 32 years, there is still much work to be done here in Central Virginia in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Petersburg is the unhealthiest locality in the entire Commonwealth ranking last in health outcomes that consider food access, disease rates, availability of adequate housing, drug overdose deaths, violent crime and homicide rates. (Richmond Times Dispatch, May 5, 2022) With pandemic eviction protections recently ending and exponential increases in rental costs, approximately 34% of households in Central Virginia cannot afford their rents and fear eviction within the next two months. The RVA Eviction Lab predicts eviction rates are climbing and more families will soon be at risk of homelessness. (RVA Eviction Lab, 2021)

SCDHC homeowner and her daughter with the key to their new home

How is SCDHC creating impact?

SCDHC’s mission is to create viable, thriving, and sustainable communities and we have a 30-year track record in community revitalization, successfully tackling complex problems that address poverty in minority communities. SCDHC's programming is guided by the lived experiences of our Black and Latinx neighbors creating solutions that foster stability and encourage hope.  SCDHC's proven service model has successfully shaped  a unique ecosystem where individuals and families are empowered with the tools for housing stability, economic opportunity and accumulation of wealth. SCDHC's Path to Success Program will provide urgently needed services to help more families establish housing stability and financial self-sufficiency. 

Our Community Impact Video tells the story of how SCHDC is transforming lives and bringing hope to the Black community in Central Virginia.

Dianna Bowser, CEO, SCHDC on how SCDHC is changing lives in Central Virginia

"...helping them through whatever it takes where they can sustain on their own. We want to build a relationship, [we] want be there for them and give them the tools where they can thrive because if they have the tools they need, then they’re going to be able to sustain their community; be good stewards of the community."

The solution is you:

Your support of the Path to Success Program will ensure SCDHC can provide critically needed HUD-approved housing counseling services, financial coaching,workforce development services and homelessness prevention services in response to community needs worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us in building the Path to Success Program today by making a gift that will help our Black and Latinx neighbors avoid eviction, obtain affordable housing, and achieve financial self-sufficiency. 

It's a big job and we need your help today.


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Southside Community Development and Housing Corporation

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Health Community Economic Development


1624 HULL ST



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