Awards & Recognition

CHP continually works to optimize building performance while creating healthy, livable, and affordable spaces within the available budget. The list below reflects the accolades bestowed upon CHP and its employees, cementing a national reputation for excellence in the creation of healthy and affordable sustainable housing and services:

2017

  • Viridiant’s Sustainable Leadership Award for Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year - Linden Grove Apartments
  • Governor's Environmental Excellence Award (Bronze) - Grissom Lane Apartments project

2016

  • Virginia Energy Efficiency Council Leadership Award in the Low-Income category - Live-Stream Distance Learning Energy Efficiency Training
  • Viridiant (EarthCraft Virginia) Top High Performance Home of the Year - 1513 Grissom Lane, Blacksburg, Va
  • Viridiant (EarthCraft Virginia) Top Eight Out of Ten High Performance Homes of the Year - Grissom Lane Apartments project
  • Viridiant (EarthCraft Virginia) Top High Performance Builder of the Year - Grissom Lane Apartments project
  • Viridiant (EarthCraft Virginia) Visionary Award, Janaka Casper, President and CEO, Community Housing Partners
  • Virginia Business magazine CFO Award for a Large Nonprofit Organization, Jeffrey Reed, Executive President and CFO, Community Housing Partners
  • National Affordable Housing Management Association President's Excellence Award, Scott Reithel, Vice President of Property Management, Community Housing Partners  
  • Home Performance Coalition's Linda Wigington Leadership Award, Anthony Cox, Building Science Manager, Community Housing Partners

2015

  • Virginia Housing Award for Best Affordable Housing Energy Conservation Effort - Grissom Lane Apartments project
  • Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Best of 2015 in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency 3iAward for “Closing the Divide between Efficiency and Renewables” - Grissom Lane Apartments project
  • FAHE's 2015 Green Energy Efficiency Champion award 
  • Affordable Housing Finance magazine's Top 50 Affordable Housing Developer's list
  • National Affordable Housing Management Association's Top 101 Largest Affordable Multi-family Property Managers list
  • EarthCraft Virginia's Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year Award - Greenstone on 5th Apartments project
  • EarthCraft Virginia's Special Recognition Award - Grissom Lane Apartments project
  • Preservation Action and the National Trust Community Investment Corporation "Preservation's Best of 2014" Award - The Warwick project
  • The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) James Gardner Weatherization Award - Bill Beachy, Vice President of Energy Solutions, Community Housing Partners 

2014

  • National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation, Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs, Small Category - The Warwick project
  • National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)’s Community of Quality Award for Exemplary Single-Room Occupancy - The Warwick project
  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year
  • New River Valley Society for Human Resources Management Diamond Diversity Award
  • Affordable Housing Finance magazine's Top 50 Affordable Housing Owners list
  • National Affordable Housing Management Association's Top 100 Largest Affordable Multi-family Property Managers list

2013

  • SPI-HUD Accredited Green Organization
  • HUD-Recognized CGPM (Credential for Green Property Management) Trainer
  • IREC Accredited Training Provider for Home Energy Professional Retrofit Installer, Quality Control Inspector, Energy Auditor, and Crew Leader 
  • Virginia Housing Award for Best Housing Development - Cedar Grove Apartments project (Developers: Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation and Southeastern Virginia Housing Corporation | Contractor: CHP Construction)
  • Hampton Roads Housing Consortium Special Projects Award - Heron's Landing project
  • State & Local Energy Report's Residential Efficiency Award in Weatherization
  • Affordable Housing Finance magazine's Top 50 Affordable Housing Owners list
  • National Affordable Housing Management Association's Top 100 Largest Affordable Multi-family Property Managers list
  • New River Valley Society for Human Resources Management Diamond Diversity Award

2012

  • NeighborWorks Green Organization Designation
  • EarthCraft Virginia's Multifamily Contractor of the Year Award
  • Southern Growth Policies Board 2012 Innovator Award – CREATES Program
  • Virginia Housing Coalition/Virginia Housing Development Authority Top 40 Under Forty in Housing - Kamilia Lawson, Director of Homeownership and Principal Broker, Community Housing Partners
  • The Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) Friend of Housing Award
  • Affordable Housing Finance magazine's Top 50 Affordable Housing Owners list
  • National Affordable Housing Management Association's Top 100 Largest Affordable Multi-family Property Managers list

2011

  • ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence
  • VSBN Virginia Green Innovation Award for Best Green Organization in Virginia
  • FAHE Energy Innovator Award for Highest Production of Energy Efficiency, Multifamily Housing Category
  • U.S. Department of Energy National Recognition Award - Chris Heslep, Operations Director of Energy Services, Community Housing Partners
  • Virginia Housing Award for Best Affordable Housing Energy Conservation Effort

2010

  • AIA Blue Ridge Merit Award - Lincoln Mews project
  • ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing
  • EPA's Silver EnergyValue Housing Award, Affordable Home/Cold Climate Category - Wilson Avenue Duplex project
  • EarthCraft Virginia's Best Architect of the Year Award
  • Virginia Housing Award for Best Affordable Housing Energy Conservation Effort
  • Virginia Legislature Senate Joint Resolution No. 250, commending Community Housing Partners for excellence in affordable housing and as an expression of the General Assembly’s “admiration and respect for its service to the people of the Commonwealth.”
  • Affordable Housing Finance magazine's Top 50 Affordable Housing Owners list

2009

  • EarthCraft Virginia's Multifamily Developer of the Year Award
  • Affordable Housing Finance magazine's Top 50 Affordable Housing Owners list

2008

  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) - Tekoa Boys' Home project
  • EPA's Silver EnergyValue Housing Award, Affordable Home/Cold Climate Category, Roanoke-Lee Street Project
  • Fannie Mae James A. Johnson Fellow - Orlando Artze, Executive Vice President and COO, Community Housing Partners
  • Harvard University/NeighborWorks America's “Achieving Excellence” program participant, - Orlando Artze, Executive Vice President and COO, Community Housing Partners

2007

  • ENERGY STAR  Partner of the Year Award, Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing - Roanoke-Lee Street project
  • Gold Award, Best in American Living (BALA)/HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence - Roanoke-Lee Street project
  • Home Depot Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Built Responsibly - Roanoke-Lee Street project
  • The Virginia Housing Coalition Housing Leadership Award - Colin Arnold, Vice President of Architecture, Community Housing Partners
  • Virginia Conservation Network Conservation Award, Nonprofit Leadership in Green Building and Sustainability
  • US Green Building Council, James River Chapter, Virginia Go Green Competition Merit Award -  Roanoke-Lee Street project

2006

  • VSBN Virginia Green Innovation Award for Best Green Designer
  • Virginia Housing Coalition's Top 25 Housing Leaders in Virginia in the Last 25 Years - Janaka Casper, President and CEO, Community Housing Partners

2005

  • VSBN Virginia Green Innovation Award for Best Institutional Project
  • National NeighborWorks Network Excellence Award - Janaka Casper, President and CEO, Community Housing Partners

2004

  • Virginia Housing Award, Best Housing Development -Tekoa Boys Home project

2003

  • Virginia Housing Award, Best Organization

2002

  • Harvard University/NeighborWorks America's Achieving Excellence program participant - Janaka Casper, President and CEO, Community Housing Partners
  • Virginia Housing Coalition Award for being an outstanding community development corporation

2001

  • Fannie Mae James A. Johnson fellow - Janaka Casper, President and CEO, Community Housing Partners
  • Frederick P. Rose fellow - Colin Arnold, Vice President of Architecture, Community Housing Partners
  • Federal Home Loan Bank Program Mentor for the FHLB Black Colleges and Universities Initiative
  • Virginia Housing Achievement Award - Blue Grass Community Apartments project
  • U.S. Department of Energy Training Recognition
  • Virginia Power EFFI Award for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency

1993

  • City of Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Steering Committee Drug Elimination Award

1992

  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Community Support Award

1990

  • Fannie Mae Foundation Award of Excellence

1988

  • First-ever annual Governor’s Housing Achievement Award from the Commonwealth of Virginia in recognition of exceptional achievement in the provision of safe, secure, affordable housing

1981

  • Virginia Association of Community Action Agencies, Inc. Award for achieving the highest production cost record in the Commonwealth of Virginia for weatherized homes

1980

  • Virginia Association of Community Action Agencies, Inc. Award for achieving the highest production cost record in the Commonwealth of Virginia for weatherized homes