Davidson Housing Coalition is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Board and staff members recently looked back over the last 20 years to reflect and remind ourselves of the importance of our work as we embark upon our third annual summer campaign. You can view a video with highlights of our 20 years here.
Davidson Housing Coalition’s Executive Director (and founding board member) Marcia Webster claims that the strength of DHC is that it was created as a grassroots effort by a group of Davidson citizens. These citizens were concerned about the lack of affordable housing for lower wealth residents at a time when real estate prices had started to skyrocket in Davidson. In June of 1996, the group started meeting and soon thereafter formed a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. Those early efforts 20 years ago have grown into a nonprofit that has developed and acquired 58 units of affordable rental housing and 25 land lease houses. Additionally, DHC supplements affordable housing with a continuum of services that can assist our community’s very low- to moderate-income individuals and families with the goal of financial security. These services include Financial Literacy counseling, Homebuyer Education workshops, and CARE3 (Community Access to Resources that Engage, Empower, Employ) job search services. All of these programs and the HAMMERS emergency repair program arose out of needs in our community.
Thank you to all who have supported DHC over the years! We owe much of our success to this supportive community.