Farmville Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony a Celebration of Community
Christiansburg, Va. – Decent, affordable housing is important to families and communities. It, of course, fulfills a basic human need for shelter, but it also fosters economic and social strength and vitality. Unfortunately, the United States is experiencing an affordable housing crisis where rental costs are rising at a faster rate than wages and waiting periods for public rental assistance are increasing. The recent rehabilitation of Parkview Gardens, however, is a success story of private and public partners working together to address the needs of an underserved community.
To celebrate this exceptional accomplishment, Community Housing Partners (CHP) is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 21 on- site in Farmville, Virginia. Residents, local leaders, and partners will gather at the 80-unit affordable housing community to toast its renewal.
In 2011, the 37-year-old multifamily property was purchased by CHP and rehabilitated by its in-house architecture and construction teams. Upgrades include replacement of windows and exterior doors, as well as the installation of all-new MCT flooring, kitchen and bath cabinets, tub/shower units, toilets, ranges, range hoods, refrigerators, HVAC systems, roofs, gutters, downspouts, and water heaters. Eight units were also designed to universal design standards and marketed to disabled and elderly families. In addition, a new community building has been constructed to provide space for gathering and resident services programming.