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CHP Receives Green Grant from NeighborWorks

Today, Community Housing Partners (CHP) announced that it received $17,500 to support its green building efforts in the southeast. CHP was one of 43 organizations nationwide that received more than half a million dollars in grants to support environmentally conscious housing rehabilitation, new construction and business retooling. The grants funded are supported in part by a contribution to NeighborWorks® America from The Home Depot Foundation.

As part of the NeighborWorks Green Grant, CHP has received $15,000 in Green Owner-Occupied Rehab and Repair funding to support CHP’s single-family weatherization program, which improves the energy efficiency of very low-income families across Virginia. In addition, NeighborWorks also provided CHP with $2,500 for a Green Office Audit, as a way to identify and define CHP’s full range of environmental impacts while also serving as a means to identify opportunities to save money, enhance work quality, improve employee health and safety, reduce liabilities, and achieve other forms of business value.

“CHP rehabilitates and builds hundreds of homes each year and these grants will help them do that important work more in an even more environmentally-responsible way, and at lower long-term cost for the owner, renter and the community at large. The funding will also help us to further align our environmental performance with our mission to create affordable, green, sustainable housing opportunities and services,” said Janaka Casper, President & CEO of CHP, a member of the NeighborWorks network.