Coachella Valley Housing Coalition
Working with a nonprofit organization can raise the stakes on a project, and make the results that much sweeter. Such is the story of when Stellaractive recently worked with CVHC! As our two passionate organizations put our heads together, great things happened:
Based in Indio, Ca, Coachella Valley Housing Coalition (CVHC) is a nonprofit affordable housing development organization dedicated to improving the living conditions of low-income individuals and families. By constructing and providing affordable single-family, multi-family, and rental housing, CVHC provides a path to homeownership while serving individuals with developmental or physical disabilities, or those with chronic illnesses. Since 1982, CVHC has constructed nearly 4,000 multi- and single-family residences and almost 3,000 rental units, including a migrant farm worker community. A variety of programs and enrichment opportunities, such as community gardens, child development centers, scholarships, and technology centers, also serve residents and the community.
CVHC’s old website suffered from a dated look, a lack of compelling visual components, and an overwhelming site navigation that made it difficult for users to find the information they needed. The organization needed a new website that was responsive and featured a modern aesthetic with organized, streamlined navigation. Providing users with the ability to easily donate to CVHC’s valuable work was also a high priority, as was the need to incorporate more visuals — especially to highlight programs, scholarships, and board members. CVHC also wanted to make it easier for visitors to review in-depth housing details, including the ability to filter by location, type, or availability, and access an online application form. A variety of other updates enhanced usability and added value, such as an archive of newsletters, an interactive timeline feature, and the ability for staff to manage their own website content.
Stellaractive built CVHC a beautiful, custom site that included a focus on mobile responsiveness and search engine optimization (SEO). Additionally, we included Google Analytics performance reporting, high-speed page loading, and anti-spam contact forms. A prominent donation call-to-action now leads potential donors to on-site donation portal.
CVHC loves their new site and we love that this great organization can better highlight their important work.
Stellaractive delivered a website that:
- Features a modern, inviting aesthetic with a streamlined navigation
- Dynamically responds to a visitor’s screen size
- Supports fundraising efforts
- Highlights CVHC’s programs, scholarships and board members
- Makes it easy for the population they serve to view and apply for housing
- Is easy for CVHC team members to update as needed