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CHPC Receives Recognition from Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging

Fredericksburg, Virginia—In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, the Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging (RAAA) honored Community Housing Partners (CHPC) with an award for “Outstanding Performance and Lasting Contribution.” RAAA Executive Director Jim Schaefer and Deputy Director Thuy Lam presented the award to CHPC’s Program Assistant Dawn Thompson.
 
For the past 2 years, CHPC has provided weatherization assistance to persons aged sixty and older in the City of Fredericksburg and the surrounding Counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford. In the last fiscal year, CHPC provided weatherization assistance to 51 households in these counties. The program is designed to make senior citizens’ homes more energy efficient. Guided by Virginia Department of Housing and Federal Department of Energy standards, heating systems are inspected for safety, air leaks are stopped and insulation is provided as required. These vital repairs help elderly homeowners save more of their spendable income on living expenses such as food and medicine, instead of on costly repairs or utility bills.
 
RAAA is a private non-profit corporation established in July 1976, under the code of Virginia, to administer programs under the Older Americans Act and federal Administration on Aging, serving the needs and acting on behalf of persons aged sixty and older. RAAA’s programs include congregate and home delivered meals, transportation, information and referral services, telephone reassurance, homemaker, legal, senior training/employment, emergency home repair and weatherization.
 
Community Housing Partners Corporation (CHPC) is a 501(c)(3) community development corporation established in 1975 to serve the needs of low income individuals in Virginia and Florida. Our mission is to strengthen communities and create opportunities for the people we serve by assisting individuals with their housing, economic and social needs. We provide sustainable, affordable housing, resident services, homeownership opportunities and wealth building programs to our residents. Through public and private partnerships, CHPC works to enable people and communities to become self-sufficient, successful and sustainable.