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CHP to Celebrate Dedication of Newly Renovated Multifamily Property in Amherst, VA

Amherst, Virginia –   On Monday, June 22 at 11 a.m. Community Housing Partners (CHP) will host a dedication ceremony at the Rutledge Hill Apartments community center to celebrate the grand re-opening of Rutledge Hill, a newly refurbished, affordable multifamily housing community located at 122 Dulwich Drive.

Originally constructed in 1982, the Rutledge Hill Apartments comprise 48 one, two, and three-bedroom units, which were acquired and rehabilitated by CHP  to preserve this affordable housing stock for the community and residents of Amherst.

In keeping with CHP’s mission to create affordable, green, sustainable housing opportunities and services, the extensive renovations of the existing property included the use of environmentally-responsible building practices and design features, earning Rutledge Hill an Earth CraftTM Multifamily Renovation certification. “Green” elements incorporated into the project include energy-efficient mechanical systems, appliances, and lighting; EnergyStar windows and refrigerators; low-VOC carpets and finishes; construction site waste recycling of cardboard, metals, and old appliances; and native landscaping.  During the year-long rehab project, CHP also installed all-new low-flow bathroom fixtures, kitchen cabinets, flooring, and roofing; and built a new community room. 

Remarks will be given by Byron Waters, Housing Program Director, USDA – Rural Development; Cara Wallo, Tax Credit Allocation Officer, Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA); Frances Stanley, Geographic Information System & Research Analyst, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC); and Kenneth Watts, Amherst Chief of Police.

A tour of a model unit will be offered after the ceremony, with a reception immediately following.

Please join us on June 22 for the Rutledge Hill dedication.  Parking is available on site.