June 14, 2021, Hopewell, VA…Woda Cooper Companies, Inc. was honored as the 2021 Housing Champion by the Community Transformers Foundation (CTF) at the nonprofit organization’s virtual awards ceremony June 12, 2021.
Community Transformers Foundation is a private, independent foundation serving communities in Virginia. It was created to address health and social inequities in communities that are historically under served and under represented. CTF focuses on four areas addressing economic stability, social and community engagement, education, and wellness/health care.
Woda Cooper Companies, one of the nation’s leading affordable housing developers, was recognized for its work developing affordable housing communities throughout Virginia. The firm has 11 affordable rental communities, with more than 600 units operating or in development in Virginia.
“We are delighted to recognize Woda Cooper for the fine work they’re doing in providing affordable and safe housing to populations that are often shut out of the market. We look for individuals, organizations and businesses who are making a significant contribution in eliminating barriers within the housing community,” said Rhonda Greene, CTF’s Executive Director.
Bruce Watts, Vice President- Development for Woda Cooper Companies, accepted the award on the company’s behalf. “We are deeply honored to be recognized by Community Transformers Foundation whose work is centered on improving lives in underserved communities of Virginia,” said Watts. “CTF’s efforts to improve economic stability and enhance the health and well-being of residents closely aligns with our mission to provide safe, clean, and affordable housing options for Commonwealth workforce adults, children, seniors on fixed incomes, and residents with special needs.”
Woda Cooper Companies’ 11 affordable housing communities operating or now in development in Virginia, some established with onsite healthcare providers and other services to enhance the lives of residents, include the following:
- Bailey Court, a 32-unit multifamily operating in Standardsville
- Bell Diamond Manor, a 128-unit rehabilitated multifamily community operating in Norfolk
- Brennan Pointe and Brennan Pointe II, 44 and 43-unit multifamily communities operating in Newport News
- City View Place, a 32-unit multifamily operating Richmond
- Freedman Point, a 68-unit multifamily operating in Hopewell, with the future headquarters office for CTF’s operations providing and coordinating health coverage for residents in underserved communities
- Holley Pointe, a 50-unit multifamily with onsite commercial spaces in Portsmouth
- Lambert Landing I and Lambert Landing II, 64 and 48 unit multifamily communities in development in Chesterfield County
- Liberty Pointe, a 48-unit multifamily community operating in Petersburg
- The Banks at Berkley, a 50-unit multifamily community operating in Norfolk with future offices for the South Norfolk Medical Center
“It was an easy decision selecting Woda Cooper as the 2021 Community Transformers Foundation Housing Transformer,” said Larry Rogers, CTF’s Board Chairman. “Congratulations!”
About Woda Cooper Companies, Inc.
Woda Cooper Companies, Inc. and its affiliates specialize in the development, design, construction, and management of high-quality affordable multi-family apartments, senior communities, and single-family homes. The company marked 30 years in business May 2, 2020, with operations in 16 states and a portfolio of approximately 350 communities and almost 16,000 units. Green building is standard with certifications including Passive House, Zero Energy Ready Homes, LEED, Enterprise Green, EarthCraft, and ENERGY STAR. In addition to its Columbus headquarters, Woda Cooper has offices in Savannah, GA; Indianapolis, IN; Shelbyville, KY; Annapolis, MD; Mackinaw City, MI; Charlotte, NC; and Norfolk, VA. Affordable Housing Finance magazine ranked Woda Cooper Companies 10th in nation among Developers and 18th among Owners in 2021.