Building avenues of upward mobility in greater Charlottesville


New Hill Development Corporation is an African American led social enterprise established to build a community that is prosperous, inclusive, diverse, and equitable. We will expand and strengthen Charlottesville’s African American middle class by honoring our legacy and the heritage of the once vibrant Vinegar Hill community.
By improving access to affordable housing, expanding financial literacy, and supporting economic, educational, and cultural development programs,  we will reignite our African American micro economy and energize Charlottesville’s economic vitality.

The Difference

We believe that, given the resources of financial empowerment, economic development, and affordable home ownership, the African American community of Charlottesville can truly prosper. With the legacy of Vinegar Hill as our inspiration, African Americans championing the vision, and access to support, assets and resources from our partners, we can create the opportunity for a burgeoning middle class of great diversity and experience. Our approach is to open opportunities to residents for financial inclusion, access to higher-paying jobs, entrepreneurship, and affordable home ownership.