On April 2, 2009, I photographed for the Better Housing Coalition their 20th Anniversary Celebration. It was a lovely evening and brought back a lot of memories since I have been BHC’s photographer for all of those 20 years. I remember when Mary Tyler Cheek McClenahan and Carter McDowell first had the idea for a CDC that became the Better Housing Coalition. The event was held at H. Beckstoffer’s & Sons Mill in Historic Church Hill the site of a future BHC mixed-use, mixed-income community. Besides a celebration of 20 years of work the evening also was the first presentation of BHC’s Annual Leadership Awards.
Carter and Charlie McDowell sharing a moment during the reception.
Carter was honored by having a Mews at the new development named after her.
Pat Asch and friends, Pat was recipient of the Changer of Lives Award.
Reggie Gordon speaking after receiving the Community Collaborator Award.