At RH Community Builders, our mission is to end homelessness and provide sustainable solutions to those in need. Our co-founders, Wayne Rutledge and Brad Hardie, have been dedicated to this cause for years, serving as landlords for service providers with difficult-to-house clients. We have since expanded our efforts and founded RH Community Builders in 2019. We are committed to working with our community and service providers to create a safe, stable, and supportive environment for those who have experienced homelessness.
“it is hard to argue that housing is not a fundamental human need. Decent, affordable housing should be a basic right for everybody in this country. The reason is simple: without stable shelter, everything else falls apart.”
— MATTHEW DESMOND, EVICTED: POVERTY AND PROFIT IN THE AMERICAN CITY
Meet the Team
Wayne Rutledge, Co-Founder of RH Community Builders began investing in real estate more than 10 years ago. After finding a niche in low-income and affordable housing, Wayne’s passion for ending homelessness grew. Wayne quickly became a well known member of the housing community while sitting on several tasks forces related to improving the rental conditions in The City of Fresno.
Brad Hardie, Co-Founder of RH Community Builders and President of Regency Property Management (RPM) comes from a family of real estate investors and got into the business from a young age. Currently, under the close direction of Brad, RPM has increased their rental inventory to over 6,350 units across Fresno County. Brad was featured in Forbes Magazine 30 under 30: Real Estate, profiling top, young real estate investors across The United States. Brad’s attention to detail, follow through, and high quality work has helped him earn respect in the Fresno community. Currently, Brad serves on the Fresno City Planning Commission to ensure development in Fresno is positive and supports community development. Previously, Brad served on the Housing & Community Development Commission (HCDC) for four years.
Katie has worked in social services for more than 10 years, including time working with foster youth, severely mentally ill adults, and homeless services. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2014 with a master’s in social work and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2016. Katie has experience in program development, administration, and evaluation. In 2019, Ms. Wilbur joined RH Community Builders at its inception and has guided the operation from 10 employees to more than 200 employees in the last 4 years.
Affordable Housing Development Director