In 2021, as Community Housing Partners (CHP) navigated the second year of the pandemic, our employees and partners once again demonstrated remarkable dedication to CHP’s mission to create homes and communities that are healthy, sustainable, and affordable.
Located about 30 miles south of Washington, D.C., the Town of Dumfries has much to offer but, like many communities in Northern Virginia, faces a shortage of affordable rental options for its growing population. Community Housing Partners (CHP), which develops affordable and sustainable housing throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, has been working to change that.
Like renters around the country, Virginia Beach resident Suree Foose faced lost wages and financial uncertainty due to the pandemic. But after Community Housing Partners (CHP) helped her apply for assistance through the Virginia Rent Relief Program last year, her situation changed.
Beginning in 1976, Casper helped transform CHP from an all-volunteer group providing home repairs in Virginia’s New River Valley to a leading affordable housing nonprofit serving the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
Community Housing Partners (CHP), which provides affordable and sustainable housing across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, has been named one of the 2022 Best Places to Work in Virginia. The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia was created by Virginia Business magazine and the Best Companies Group.
When staff members at Community Housing Partners (CHP) began planning renovations at Cedar Crest Apartments in Blacksburg, Virginia, they knew that the resident perspective would be a critical part of the decision-making process.
The state’s largest weatherization provider and a leading Northern Virginia healthcare organization are teaming up to ensure that patients have a healthy and energy efficient place to live. The pilot program, which launched this month, builds on long-established connections between health and housing.
Addison, a young resident of Overlook Terrace Apartments in Fredericksburg, Virginia, had a strong opinion about her favorite book this summer. Her answer? “Pigs Can’t Fly” because, she said, “the book was about a pig who tried to be other animals he wasn’t.” She was one of several youth at the apartment community who finished this summer with a healthy amount of reading thanks to the CHP Reads! Summer Reading Program.
When coronavirus vaccines first became available earlier this year, Community Housing Partners (CHP) wasted no time in encouraging residents and employees to get vaccinated.
A reading program designed to help kids stay sharp over the summer months has not only returned for a third year in a row—it’s reaching more children and teens than ever this year.
The whole world changed in 2020. Workplaces shut down, schools closed, and lockdowns began in response to COVID-19. Community Housing Partners (CHP) quickly responded to the pandemic by implementing new public health and safety protocols, closing offices and community centers, and distributing masks and personal protective equipment to protect our staff and residents.
Between loss of wages and unpaid bills, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought financial uncertainty to renters around the country, especially those in low-income communities. In 2020, Community Housing Partners (CHP) worked to connect hundreds of households at its apartment communities with more than $789,000 in rent relief from state and local sources—work that continues into 2021.
Community Housing Partners (CHP), a Virginia-based provider of affordable and sustainable housing, recently received $1.3 million in Affordable and Special Needs Housing loans for two real estate development projects in Virginia.