Area Non-Profit to Share Green Expertise on a National Level
CHP Now a HUD-Approved Green Property Management Trainer
Christiansburg, Va. – As a leader in the green community development industry, Community Housing Partners (CHP) recently set the bar even higher by becoming a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Affordable Preservation (OAHP)-recognized Green Property Management Trainer. With this certification, CHP will be able to train other multi-family property managers across the country in best green practices as outlined in a unique distance-learning curriculum created by CHP and two other national partners that focuses on environmentally-responsible property management education and training.
The comprehensive web-based curriculum for the Credential for Green Property Management (CGPM)— a certification established by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) and National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI)—is being developed by CHP in collaboration with Community HousingWorks (CHW) of San Diego, California; and Slayton, Minnesota-based Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership (SWMHP). The creation of the curriculum was funded in part with a $150,000 grant from NeighborWorks America’s Collaborative Model program.
By leveraging the three organizations’ combined expertise in green affordable housing property management, eco-friendly construction, energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship, the team’s HUD-approved Green Property Management (GPM) pilot curriculum can be customized to serve maintenance and property management staff based on their geography, climate, and property type.
“It is an honor to be recognized by HUD for the quality of our training and we look forward to helping others maintain and preserve healthier, more energy-efficient homes by employing environmentally-responsible practices and products,” said CHP Project Manager and Building Science Instructor Caleb Simon.
About Community Housing Partners
Community Housing Partners (CHP) is a 501(c)(3) community development corporation established in 1975 to serve the needs of low-income and low-wealth individuals in the Southeast. Our mission is to create affordable, green, sustainable housing opportunities and services for the people and communities we serve. CHP's activities include real estate development, architectural design, construction, energy contracting and training, asset management, property management, realty and homeownership, and comprehensive resident services. We are a chartered member of NeighborWorks America, and a member of both the Housing Partnership Network and the Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises (FAHE). To learn more about CHP, visit www.communityhousingpartners.org.