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phone:  (253) 301-3938 

Deeply rooted in the community with 

a passion to serve

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Genesis HCDC is dedicated to service, renewal, and revitalization


Genesis Housing and Community Development Coalition (HCDC), a nonprofit 501C(3) tax exempt organization was founded in 2014 by a small group of advocates with deep roots in the community who are dedicated to service, renewal, revitalization and a passion to serve.


We envision being recognized as a premier resource for community and economic development services in the 

Greater Puget Sound Region. Genesis HCDC will create vibrant and safe neighborhoods for people from diverse backgrounds to live in decent housing, make livable wages, have opportunities to build businesses, strengthened political power, and ultimately a promising legacy for their children.


Genesis HCDC mission is to support and revitalize the 

African American community and other under-served 

and underrepresented populations of the 

Greater Puget Sound Region through accessible 

economic and community development projects, 

programs and services.


Ranging from higher education, government, communication and  religious sectors,  Genesis HCDC board members are  community leaders, activists and pastors who have given tirelessly in pursuit of community success. 

Toney Montgomery serves as President of Genesis HCDC. He moved to Tacoma in 1981 from Renton and embraced the flavor of the city. Toney worked several years as an executive for a large communication firm before accepting his calling to ministry. He is founder and serves as Senior Pastor of 

The Father’s House Church in Tacoma. 

Tony Montgomery

Board President


Michael Purter

Board Vice President

Dr. Charles Horne has extensive background in various aspects of socio-economic and planned community development activities including but not limited to:

Project/Program Management

Governmental Affairs 

Community/Labor Relations and Mitigation

Commercial & Residential Housing & Infrastructure Development, 

Project Administration

Dr. Horne's degrees are numerous.  He holds:

Doctor of Theology, ThD - A.L. Hardy Academy of Theology,  

PhD(ABPD), Union Institute, 

MPA (Business Concentration)

 University of Puget Sound, 

BA (Sociology/Community Organization), University of Puget Sound, 

Associates Degree (Social Studies), 

Tacoma Community College.

Dr. Charles Horne

Executive Director


Carlos Sanders

Board Director


Larry D. Dugger

Board Secretary

Melannie Denise Cunningham  has lived in Tacoma for 44 years.  She is a long time community activist, educator and entrepreneur.  Melannie has served in progressively responsible positions with the Department of the Navy, City of Tacoma, State of Washington and Department of Commerce.  She holds a B.A in Humanities from Washington State University and an MBA from Pacific Lutheran University.  Melannie is passionate about helping people and joined Genesis HCDC to share her skills and talents to  uplift the community.

Melannie Denise Cunningham

Board Director