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Newly-Renovated Lynchburg High School Now Home to Families & Seniors

Christiansburg, Va. – Members of the general contracting division at Community Housing Partners (CHP) have been back in school almost a year now, but not for classroom instruction. They have actually been hard at work with an extensive renovation of the former Lynchburg High School, now known as Lynchburg High Apartments.

Thanks to the property’s multi-million-dollar overhaul, which was funded in part with Low Income Housing Tax Credits, seniors and families in Lynchburg have a unique and affordable place to call home.

Owned by the nonprofit Lynchburg Covenant Fellowship, the one hundred-year-old facility was previously restored thirty years ago. The recent updates and renovations of the 74-unit rental housing community include an all-new roof, HVAC system, windows, plumbing, elevator, kitchens, and floors, as well as fresh paint, and energy-efficient appliances. Additional upgrades included the reconfiguration of some units, installation of fire sprinklers, and numerous accessibility improvements.

In keeping with CHP’s mission to create affordable and sustainable housing, Lynchburg High Apartments were also renovated to EarthCraftTM standards, resulting in lower energy costs, enhanced indoor air quality, increased comfort, and a reduction in building maintenance requirements.Todd Peacock, CHP’s Vice President of Construction, said, “CHP is committed to preserving the affordable housing stock in our communities and making them sustainable for the long-term, which is why we are so proud to have been a part of the Lynchburg High Apartment renovation.”