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  • Shout Out Program Recognizes Employee Excellence

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) has long recognized the outstanding contributions of its employees, but this year it went a step further with the Shout Out program. Replacing the Employee of the Year tradition, the Shout Out program recognizes excelle...more

  • CHP Wins 2017 Virginia Energy Efficiency Award

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) took home top honors for the second year in a row at the Virginia Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards in the Low-Income category for a deep-energy retrofit at Sun Valley and The Landings near Radford, Virginia. The Virg...more

  • CHP Meets with Residents of J. Van Story Branch Senior Apartments

    The redevelopment of J. Van Story Branch Senior Apartments in Baltimore, Maryland, may be in the early planning stages, but Community Housing Partners (CHP) is already opening lines of communication with residents. Representatives from CHP Real Estate ...more

  • CHP Selected to Participate in National Project to Measure How Community Development Impacts Health

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) is among 20 nonprofit organizations from across the country competitively chosen for the Health Outcomes Demonstration Project, a new joint effort by NeighborWorks America and Enterprise Community Partners, two leaders in ...more

  • Discovery Zone: CHP Resident Services Launches Reimagined After-School Program

    With the start of the 2017/2018 school year, Resident Services was proud to launch Discovery Zone (DZ) at 15 CHP properties in both Virginia and Florida. The program aims to engage elementary school kids in four key areas to help them not only succeed in ...more

  • Energy Solutions Hosts Site Visits for Department of Energy, Other Agencies

    “The visit definitely reenergized me and reminded me why we do what we do.” “The CHP team was impressive, and it was a pleasure to join you for the day.” “Thank you for the great hands-on experience, on the ground insights, a...more

  • Residents Embrace Renovated Apartment Complex During National NeighborWorks Week

    One hundred-and-six-year-old Madeline Dates has lived at Primrose Place Apartments in Baltimore for almost 30 years, but the past several months have been particularly memorable thanks to a year-long renovation of the affordable housing complex led by CHP...more

  • CHP Makes National Top 100 List of Largest Affordable Property Managers

    CHP is pleased to announce that it has made the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) 2017 list of the 100 largest affordable multifamily property management companies, ranked by affordable apartment count. “As we continue to...more

  • CHP Receives $579,167 from NeighborWorks America in Flexible Grants

    CHP, a member of the NeighborWorks network, is receiving a $579,167 grant from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, dba NeighborWorks America.  This FY 2017 grant funding will provide a much-needed boost that will support CHP’s affordable...more

  • Community Center a Valuable Resource for Teen

    Fifteen-year old Ashley Velasquez is a resident at Lafayette Apartments in Williamsburg, Va. and frequently uses the on-site community center after school. The center, which is staffed with a resident services coordinator and an assistant, provides suppor...more

  • Garden a Welcome Project for Residents with Disabilities

    Each Earth Day, residents and staff get together to improve the grounds at The Warwick Apartments in Newport News, Va. This year was no exception as the two parties came together to clean, plant flowers, and put down new mulch. The Residents then determin...more

  • Community to Celebrate Renovation of Affordable Housing During National NeighborWorks Week

    After almost a year of renovation work, construction at Primrose Place Apartments in Baltimore is finally complete. In conjunction with National NeighborWorks Week, Community Housing Partners (CHP) and Southway Builders, Inc. are hosting a dedication...more

  • CHP Named Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year

    On Thursday, April 20, just two days before Earth Day, Community Housing Partners (CHP) was honored at Viridiant’s Sustainable Leadership Awards, receiving the award for Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year. The annual awards recognize the ...more

  • CHP Wins Governor's Environmental Excellence Award

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce it is a winner of a 2017 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award, which was presented April 4 at the Environment Virginia Symposium at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. The Gover...more

  • A Different Kind of Pantry

    Once a quarter, the resident services staff at Dolly Ann Apartments in Covington, Va. teams up with Covington Baptist Church to offer residents a non-food pantry called the Soap Shoppe. Items offered include cleaning and laundry supplies, and personal hyg...more

  • Saying Farewell to an Old Friend

    Getting to know the children where he worked was Darrin Savino’s favorite part about his job as a part-time security officer at three apartment communities in Virginia Beach. Savino, a Master Police Officer with the Virginia Beach Police Department ...more

  • A Better Life at Northway Apartments

    Sixty-three-year-old Kay Foutch lives at Northway Apartments in Galax, Va, but eight months ago, she was living in a mobile home. According to Foutch, “the trailer had little if any insulation and air came through the outlets and windows so that I h...more

  • New Director Joins CHP Board

    CHP is pleased to welcome a new member to the organization’s board of directors. Kim Thurlow joins 14 others on the volunteer board, which provides critical oversight for CHP and helps the company’s leadership set strategic direction through t...more

  • Grant Helps with Financial Capability Programming in Hampton Roads

    CHP is pleased to announce that it has received a $67,200 grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to improve the financial capability of adult residents at nine affordable housing communities within the Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s...more

  • Resident a Runner Up for Outstanding Youth Award

    CHP is proud to introduce one of its youth residents, Emily Price, who was recently a runner-up for the Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference Outstanding Youth Award. Price is 16-year-old resident of the Orchard Grove community, a CHP property, in ...more

  • CHP Becomes One of SAHF's Newest Members

    CHP is pleased to announce that it has become a new member of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF). SAHF is a nonprofit collaborative of exemplary multi-state nonprofit affordable housing providers who own more than 115,000 affordable rent...more

  • Training Center a Resource for South Korea

    At the request of the Building Performance Institute (BPI), CHP Energy Solutions recently gave a tour of its IREC Accredited training facility to three professionals from South Korea. These “students” were from The Korea Institu...more

  • CHP Wins Inaugural Virginia Energy Efficiency Award

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) took top honors in the first-ever Virginia Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards in the Low-Income category for its Live-Stream Distance Learning Energy Efficiency Training project. The Virginia Energy Efficiency Council (VA...more

  • New Resident Receives Warm Welcome from Staff

    Fifty-six-year-old Migdalia Dejesus is disabled and a new resident at Checed Warwick Apartments in Newport News, Va., which provides apartment homes for low-income senior citizens. As the on-site property management and resident services staff do wit...more

  • Retired Resident Gives Back to His Community

    Fifty-four-year-old Timothy Greenhow has lived at the Woods at Yorktown Apartments in Yorktown, Va. for 10 years and now regularly volunteers at its on-site community center. As a volunteer, Greenhow has primarily focused his time and energy ...more

  • Apartment Community Provides a Home to Family in Crisis

    The remarkable thing about hope is that it can grow, even when it is given to others. Such is the case with the hope that one resident brought with her to Lafayette Apartments in Williamsburg, Va., even after experiencing abuse at the hands of a loved one...more

  • CHP and Weatherization Assistance Program Hit Major Milestones

    As of Oct. 30, Community Housing Partners (CHP) has performed 25,000 weatherization jobs in the state of Virginia since it began delivering weatherization services in 1976. Oct. 30 was also National Weatherization Day and the fortieth anniversary of the W...more

  • Back-to-School Events Get Students Started Off on the Right Foot

    Back-to-school time is traditionally very busy at CHP communities, which are home to hundreds of children who have returned to the classroom in the past month or so.  Just as kids enjoyed an afternoon of fun-filled activities at Friendship Village Ap...more

  • Former NFL Star Promotes Education in the Community Where He Grew Up

    According to Virginia Tech graduate and former NFL football player Aaron Rouse, growing up at Friendship Village Apartments in Virginia Beach, Va. shaped his attitudes about education and success, something he is now eager to pass along to the next genera...more

  • Weatherization Work Reduces Vet's Energy Bills

    On Sept. 1, 73-year-old Army veteran Richard Rodriguez counted himself lucky when Virginia Dominion Power and CHP teamed up as part of Dominion’s EnergyShare program to perform basic weatherization services on his home. Virginia Governor Terry McAul...more

  • New AmeriCorps VISTA Member a Welcome Addition to CHP Team

    For eight years in a row CHP has been fortunate to host a team of AmeriCorps VISTA members, with each one bringing a year-long infusion of young energy and talent to the organization. This year, CHP welcomes Chelsea Jackson, a NeighborWorks America-spo...more

  • A Journey to Citizenship

    A year and a half ago 73-year-old Alice Miller was homeless, with a just a few bags of clothes and a small radio to her name. All that changed when she found an apartment to live in at Parkside Garden Apartments in Ocala, Fl. When on-site resident service...more

  • CHP and Partners Driven by Mission

    Like many of the housing developments that CHP undertakes, the Cornerstone Apartments redevelopment project in Lynchburg, Va. was a complicated jigsaw puzzle of multiple partners and funding sources. What makes the Cornerstone Apartments project...more

  • CHP's Casper Celebrates Forty Years with the Organization

    Janaka Casper, President and CEO of CHP, celebrated 40 years with the organization in July, marking an impressive career dedicated to affordable housing and community development in Virginia. It is Janaka’s long-standing commitment to serv...more

  • Newly Built Homes Offer More Custom Features, Less Maintenance

    CHP Homeownership is building attractive new homes in the New River Valley area of Virginia and in the Citrus Springs community of Florida. According to CHP Homeownership Building Services Specialist Michael George, choosing to buy a home that i...more

  • Jeffrey Reed Recognized for Outstanding Performance by a CFO

    CHP is pleased to announce that Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jeffrey Reed recently received the Virginia CFO Award for a Large Nonprofit Organization from Virginia Business magazine. During Reed’s tenure with CHP, the organization’s assets ha...more

  • Crisis Shelter Receives Improvements During NeighborWorks Week

    In keeping with its mission to create sustainable homes and communities, CHP employees and board members volunteered on June 9 during National NeighborWorks Week to perform minor home repairs and landscaping work at a Blacksburg, Va. home o...more

  • Resident Graduates College with Support from CHP

    Alisha Prince is a resident of Ansell Gardens Apartments in Portsmouth, Va. Her relationship with CHP Senior Resident Services Coordinator Tonya Speller began in 2013 when Prince started volunteering at the rental community's on-site Ac...more

  • Making the Most Out of Second Chances

    Sixty-year-old Jerome Rodgers credits the positive state of his physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health to being clean for 11 years, and says staying sober would not have been possible without the Alcohol and Substance Abuse support program...more

  • CHP Launches Diversity Committee

    CHP is proud to announce the recent creation of a new corporate-wide Diversity Committee. Comprised of CHP employees and a Board of Directors member, the purpose of the Diversity Committee is to support the company’s initiative to hire, retain and d...more

  • Smart Beginnings for Children at Maplewood Apartments

    CHP’s Maplewood Apartments in Martinsville, Va. will be the first pilot community for a new program aimed at improving school readiness and work readiness for children and their parents. Smart Beginnings Martinsville-Henry County received a three...more

  • Focus on: Food Insecurity

    Diane McElveen, a resident services coordinator at Parkside Garden Apartments in Ocala, Fl., frequently witnesses residents struggling with food insecurity, or the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious f...more

  • Ready for Life with ReadyKids

    Thanks to ReadyKids, a local nonprofit based in the Charlottesville, Va., the future looks bright for young children at Greenstone on 5th Apartments. The organization has been a staple in the Greenstone on 5th community for three and a half years, prepari...more

  • Anthony Cox Recognized for Contributions to Weatherization Industry

    Anthony Cox is the recipient of this year's Linda Wigington Leadership Award from the Home Performance Coalition. The award celebrates visionary leaders doing extraordinary work to strengthen the home performance and weatherization industry....more

  • Blacksburg Apartments Achieve First-Ever Net-Zero Energy Certification in State

    CHP is pleased to announce that Grissom Lane Apartments in Blacksburg, Va. is the first Viridiant Net-Zero certified project in the state. As a net-zero development, each rental home produces as much or more energy than it uses. CHP developed, des...more

  • Janaka Casper Receives Prestigious Award from Viridiant

    CHP President and CEO Janaka Casper was honored March 22 by Viridiant (formerly EarthCraft Virginia) with a Visionary Award at its annual Sustainable Leadership Awards dinner. Each year, the top honor Visionary Award is presented to an organizat...more

  • Scott Reithel Receives National Recognition for Work in Property Management

    A long-time affordable housing professional and Vice President of Property Management at Community Housing Partners (CHP), Scott Reithel received the President's Excellence Award from the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) on M...more

  • South American Mayor Visits CHP Energy Solutions Training Center

    The Mayor of Bariloche, Argentina, Gustavo Gennuso, visited the CHP Energy Solutions Training Center in Christiansburg, Va. on March 1 to learn more about weatherizing homes. This visit was part of the ongoing program co-founded by CHP called Weather...more

  • Garden Strengthens Community Bonds

    With warmer weather now upon us, many residents at Greenstone on 5th Apartments in Charlottesville, Virginia know that the promise of fresh corn, tomatoes, okra, black-eyed peas, and more is not too far off. For the past two years, a dedicated group of...more

  • Weatherization Works for Elderly Resident

    Floyd, Virginia is a naturally beautiful and culturally vibrant community, beloved but also sometimes cursed by residents for its four full seasons that can bring both extreme heat in the summer and bone-chilling temperatures in the winter. William Sim...more

  • CHP Donates Books to All K-2 Students in Hopewell

    A total of 1,104 of Hopewell Virginia’s elementary school children—grades kindergarten through second— received from CHP a free book to take home on March 2 as part of the National Education Association (NEA)’s Read Across Ame...more

  • Residents Learn How to Positively Impact Their Neighborhood

    As part of its commitment to help stabilize and revitalize the communities it serves, CHP hosted five residents from The Summit Apartments in Hopewell, Virginia at NeighborWorks America’s October 2015 Community Leadership Institute (CLI) in Louisvil...more

  • Financial Capability Programs Make Cents for Residents

    CHP recognizes the important role financial security plays in economic empowerment for those it serves and economic strength for the greater community. As such, CHP's resident services program has dedicated an entire focus area to fostering the f...more

  • Focus on: Community Engagement

    In 2014, CHP and the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) partnered to redevelop and expand the 30-unit public housing community called Langston Park using funding from the Virginia Housing Development Authority’s highly competit...more

  • 2015 Employees of the Year

    At the close of every year, CHP recognizes employees who have demonstrated exemplary service to our clients, service to work colleagues, service to the communities in which they work, and overall service to the company. The following five staff members we...more

  • On-Site GED Classes a "Blessing" to Residents

    Fifty-four-year-old Denise Williams never entertained the idea of going to college after she dropped out of school at age 15, but now that Maplewood Apartments has partnered with The Martinsville Adult Education program to provide GED classes on-site at t...more

  • Going Above and Beyond

    For 40 years, CHP has been creating healthy, sustainable, and affordable homes and communities for individuals and families.  However, much of this work couldn't be accomplished without the collaborative nonprofit and philanthropic relationships ...more

  • Grant Puts Kids First in Florida

    CHP will be continuing its efforts to strengthen Parkside Garden Apartments families thanks to a second year of grant funding it has received from Kids Central, Inc. Kids Central is a nonprofit organization serving Florida’s Citrus, Hernando, Lak...more

  • Homeward Bound

    CHP Homeownership is proud to announce the launch of Compass—an online resource for homebuyers. As more homebuyers are starting their journey to homeownership on their computers, CHP Homeownership wants to meet those needs. Compass is a way for pote...more

  • Finding a Home in a Hurry

    When India Metz was transferred to Roanoke from Virginia Beach, she knew she would have to make some important decisions quickly. She determined that instead of renting, she was ready to begin the journey to homeownership. Because she would be a first-tim...more

  • Focus on: Aging in Place

    For Blacksburg, Va., newcomer Pat Lewis, being able to afford an efficient, well-planned home in a close-knit community almost seemed too good to be true.  Lewis, who moved to Virginia’s New River Valley a year ago from Myrtle Beach, S.C. knew ...more

  • CHP Helps Uruguay Achieve Globally Significant Weatherization Milestone

    In a global first, Uruguay will be the first country outside of the United States to implement a state-sponsored Weatherization program for low-income residents. A pilot program is scheduled to launch in 2016 with field assistance from the nonprofit Weath...more

  • CHP Recognized for History of Energy Efficiency Efforts

    In recognition of CHP’s efforts to promote green energy efficiency and/or design, the organization was presented last month with a Green Energy Efficiency Champion Award by Fahe at its annual meeting in Kingsport, Tenn. CHP President and CEO Janaka ...more

  • Kids Learn How to Earn, Save, and Give to Others

    Every fall, CHP’s Wendy Schleich, a senior resident services coordinator for several CHP-owned and managed properties in Virginia’s New River Valley, leads a kid-focused financial fitness activity at Linden Green Apartments in Christiansb...more

  • New VISTA Member Committed to Strengthening Communities

    Since 2009, CHP has received a welcome infusion of young energy and talent each fall in the form of AmeriCorps VISTA members, each of whom have dedicated a year of service to our organization to help combat poverty. This year, CHP welcomes De'Ashle...more

  • CHP, Town of Blacksburg Recognized for Innovation in Clean Energy

    CHP and the Town of Blacksburg were recognized by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) on Sept. 16 for being one of the nation’s “Best of 2015 in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.” As the winner of the IREC 3iAward for &l...more

  • Appalachian Power Program Helps Low-Income Customers Save on Energy Bills

    By December 31, over 200 Virginia customers of Appalachian Power should have noticeably lower electricity bills thanks to a program launched by Appalachian Power and implemented by CHP to help low-income customers conserve energy. Appalachian’s L...more

  • Maintaining Quality Communities

    With 100 rental communities in its property management portfolio, CHP was recognized this past spring as one of the 120 largest multifamily property management companies in the U.S. by the National Affordable Housing Management Association. While CHP owns...more

  • Hundreds Poised for Homeownership Through Wells Fargo HomeLIFT Grant

    New homes are on the near horizon for 250 Norfolk and Virginia Beach residents who ventured out in June to the Virginia Beach Convention Center for the kick off of Wells Fargo’s HomeLIFT program. Of 450 attendees, more than half learned they were el...more

  • Dominion Virginia Power, CHP to Help More Customers Manage Energy Costs

    Beginning Sept. 1, CHP will partner with Dominion Virginia Power as the utility company expands its EnergyShare program in both funding and scope to provide financial assistance, weatherization services, and educational outreach to more qualifying custome...more

  • Boot Camp a Boost for Builders

    CHP is ready to send construction industry professionals to Boot Camp, but not the "drop-and-give-me-forty-push-ups" kind of boot camp made famous in movies like G.I. Jane and Jarhead. Instead, CHP’s Energy Solutions Research and Training ...more

  • Strong Neighborhoods, Strong Communities

    To borrow from the language of baseball, CHP played a double header on June 17 when it hosted two ribbon-cutting ceremonies—one at Canterbury Crossing Apartments in Chesapeake, Va. and another at River Trace Apartments about 30 minutes away in Newpo...more

  • Partnerships Bring Mobile Food Pantry To Lackey

    by Katie Patrick, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank A newly formed partnership between the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, Williamsburg Health Foundation, and CHP has brought a new [Mobile Food Pantry] truck to the Lackey area of York County, Virginia. Thi...more

  • Community Collaboration Helps Nonprofit Save Energy & Money During National NeighborWorks Week

    For the fifteenth year in a row, CHP continued its annual tradition of participating in a community-based project as part of National NeighborWorks Week by teaming up with the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) to help another nonpr...more

  • Down-Payment Assistance Available for Virginia Beach and Norfolk Homebuyers

    Residents in Norfolk and Virginia Beach can soon catch a lift on their journey to homeownership. Community Housing Partners (CHP), a chartered member organization of NeighborWorks America, is partnering with the Wells Fargo HomeLIFT program to distribute ...more

  • Breaking Ground in Spartanburg, S.C.

    Big changes are in store for the Highland community of Spartanburg, South Carolina where an aging public housing complex known as Cammie Clagett Courts is making way for 72 new, environmentally-friendly apartments called Highland Crossing that will r...more

  • Area Nonprofits Working Together for a Stronger Community During National NeighborWorks Week

    Every year since 2000, Community Housing Partners (CHP) has joined other NeighborWorks America member organizations across the nation in a week-long initiative known as National NeighborWorks Week to bring about neighborhood change and awareness through l...more

  • CHP One of Nation's Most Prolific Affordable Housing Developers

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) has been identified by Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) as one of the nation’s Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers of 2014. The rankings are based on the number of new affordable housing units—those serving re...more

  • Suffolk Celebrates Senior Affordable Housing Community

    For residents, community leaders, and CHP employees, May 15 was a day of celebration. A celebration of home and a celebration of community, all of which were embodied in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of recent renovations to the Bettie ...more

  • Solarize Montgomery Makes it Easier and More Affordable to Harness the Power of the Sun

    Community Housing Partners (CHP), Montgomery County, the Town of Blacksburg, the Town of Christiansburg, the New River Valley Planning District Commission, and VA SUN successfully launched Solarize Montgomery on Earth Day, April 22, at the Montg...more

  • Forty Acts of Service for Forty Years of Service

    For some, turning 40 can be fraught with anxiety or dread about being “over the hill” or past one’s prime. Not so for Community Housing Partners (CHP), which plans to face middle age gracefully by giving back to the communities that have...more

  • Creative Reuse of Former Reformatory Creates Unique Senior Housing Opportunity

    Ideally situated near existing areas of revitalization and amply sized for the inclusion of numerous residential and communal amenities, the former D.C. Department of Corrections Reformatory in the Spring Hill subdivision of Lorton will be transforme...more

  • EarthCraft Virginia Recognizes CHP for Sustainable Leadership

    Two affordable multifamily rental communities developed, owned, and managed by Community Housing Partners (CHP) received recognition from EarthCraft Virginia this month in Richmond at their Sixth Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards Ceremony. The Mul...more

  • D.C.Forum Promotes Weatherization on a Global Scale

    CHP President and CEO Janaka Casper and CHP Energy Solutions Vice President Mark Jackson were in Washington, D.C. on February 27, where they represented the newly formed nonprofit organization Weatherizers Without Borders (WWB) at a Public Discussion Foru...more

  • CHP Historic Renovation Project Nationally Recognized for Aiding Community Revitalization

    The Warwick, a permanent supportive housing facility for formerly homeless individuals in Newport News, Va., was honored as one of “Preservation’s Best of 2014” on March 3 by Preservation Action and the National Trust Community Investmen...more

  • Bill Beachy Receives National Recognition for Contributions to Weatherization Industry

    Bill Beachy, Community Housing Partners’ (CHP) vice president of energy solutions, is the recipient of the 2015 James Gardner Weatherization Award, which was presented to him on February 26 by the National Association for State Community Services Pr...more

  • Construction Project Completed in Record Time

    Most building projects that CHP Construction works on take at least eight months to complete. The Angelwood at Caroline development in Bowling Green, Virginia was built in just over half that time, making it one of the fastest jobs CHP’s constructio...more

  • AmeriCorps: Recognizing a Decade of Service with CHP

    Ten years, 184 volunteers, 217,882 volunteer hours, and over 3,000 youth served. These are just some of the impressive numbers associated with a dedicated group of men and women who served in CHP’s AmeriCorps Project RISE! (Respect, Involvement, Ser...more

  • It's Easy Being Clean and Green at Northway Apartments

    Cleaning house is not usually something to get excited about, but  there was a definite buzz at Northway Apartments in Galax, Virginia earlier this month when property management staff unveiled CHP’s first Clean Green Station. Conveniently loca...more

  • CHP Begins Fortieth Year of Service

    “I would have no place to go if it were not for CHP,” said Linden Green Apartments resident Kim Hosey. “There’s a huge need for housing and it is important for people like myself to not only have a place that they can afford to liv...more

  • CHP Appoints New Chief Administrative Officer

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) named Andy Hall today as its new chief administrative officer (CAO). Hall, who previously served on CHP’s board of directors, fills the vacancy created by Susan Sisk’s retirement in December. “CHP was ...more

  • CHP Releases New Three-Year Strategic Plan

    Reflecting a shift taking place in industries around the world, social enterprises such as Community Housing Partners (CHP) are choosing to measure their success on more than just their economic return on investment (ROI). At CHP, we evaluate our achievem...more

  • Karen Turner Joins CHP as Chief Business Development Officer

    Community Housing Partners (CHP), a nonprofit affordable housing developer in operation since 1975, announces the appointment of Karen Turner as the organization’s chief business development officer (CBDO). Prior to her official employment with CHP,...more

  • Executive Retirement Announced at CHP

    After 21 years working to create affordable housing opportunities and provide related human services to individuals and families across the Southeast, Community Housing Partners (CHP) Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Susan Sisk announced her retirement,...more

  • New Directors Join CHP Board

        Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to welcome three new members to the organization’s board of directors. Gerald Burr, Charles Famuliner, and Susan Sisk join nine others on the volunteer board, which provides critical ...more

  • New Beginnings

    by Carly Weber, CHP Homeownership Client There is a saying when one door shuts, another will open. On October 20, 2014, as I signed my name for the thousandth time at the attorney’s office, a huge door opened. It was one I never thought would be ...more

  • Making Meaningful Connections

    Thanks to a partnership that CHP Resident Services established with Good Shepherd Baptist Church of Christiansburg, Va., over two years ago, many residents young and old at Linden Green Apartments, also in Christiansburg, know that there are quite a ...more

  • CHP Recognized for Impact on Local Business Community

    CHP was named Nonprofit of the Year 2014 by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce at their annual meeting and awards dinner held on December 4 at The Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.  Over 400 attendees came out for the event, which highli...more

  • Building on the Past to Shape the Future

    As part of CHP’s commitment to strengthening communities, CHP has long understood that recognizing and preserving a community’s history and cultural footprint is essential to its long-term vitality and sustainability. So when CHP Regional P...more

  • Thoughtful Design Helps Blacksburg Residents Age in Place

    For Blacksburg, Va., newcomer Pat Lewis, being able to afford an efficient, well-planned home in a close-knit community almost seemed too good to be true.  Lewis, who moved here a month ago from Myrtle Beach, knew she wanted to live in a town where n...more

  • Better Buildings Challenge Accepted!

    In 2013, CHP committed to reduce energy usage across its multifamily housing portfolio by 20 percent by 2020 in response to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Housing’s Better Buildings Multifamily Challenge.   ...more

  • Outstanding Property Management and Resident Services Earn CHP National Certifications

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce that 22 apartment communities in its multi-state portfolio were named a Community of Quality® (COQ) this month by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) for demonstrating ...more

  • Diversity and Diamonds

    CHP is honored to be recognized for the second year in a row with a Diamond Diversity Award from the New River Valley Society for Human Resources Management (NRV SHRM) for exemplifying inclusive excellence in employee recruitment and retention strategies,...more

  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors

    For John and Charis Richardson, who have two young children under the age of four and a third on the way, having a home of their very own can’t come a moment too soon. The first-time homebuyers look forward to more permanent—and personal&mdash...more

  • Pumpkin Play

    Glitter, glue, and ghosts…oh my!  Picking out just the right pumpkin this season just got a little harder for employees in CHP’s Christiansburg and Richmond, Virginia offices, thanks to a patch-full of elaborately decorated pumpkins that...more

  • Heroes Among Us

    The last thing Maintenance Technician Neal Favreau remembers about Monday, August 18 is that he was sitting in one of the golf carts operated by the property management staff at Lynnhaven Landing Apartments in Virginia Beach and chatting with his col...more

  • VISTA Members Share a Commitment to Community

    CHP has just received a welcome infusion of young energy and talent that will help the organization revitalize and stabilize neighborhoods suffering from the negative effects of a difficult economy. As members of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, Darnell Park...more

  • CHP Wins Prestigious Historic Rehab Award

    Community Housing Partners’ innovative preservation of a Newport News architectural treasure earned the nonprofit organization national recognition yesterday when the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) announced that the n...more

  • Living the Green Life

    The grass—and a whole lot more—may get a little greener at Grayson Manor Apartments this fall when CHP Resident Services launches The Green Life initiative for the community’s senior residents. Funded by a grant provided by the Pink H...more

  • A Groundbreaking Event

    Wielding ceremonial golden shovels, partners, funders, and community leaders officially broke ground at Langston Park Apartments in Hopewell, Virginia, on July 25. While the amount of earth actually moved that day was relatively small, the act was momento...more

  • CHP Announces Expansion of Weatherization Services in Virginia

    As of August 1, Community Housing Partners (CHP) has expanded the geographic footprint of its Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) services to 12 additional Virginia localities, bringing the total number of communities served by CHP under the prog...more

  • CHP Energy Solutions offers EPA Certified Lead RRP Course

    CHP Energy Solutions has just been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct training for its Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program and the Lead Renovator Refresher course.  According to...more

  • National NeighborWorks Week: A Celebration of Home

    Alicia Joyce knows Martinsville, Virginia’s Maplewood Apartments well. She grew up there as a child and moved back about seven years ago, while the community was still known as Rivermont Apartments and described by police as one of th...more

  • Global Impact

    CHP is pleased to join the Argentina-based NGO called FOVISEE (Foro de Vivienda Sustentabilidad y Energias) as a founding partner of Weatherizers Without Borders (WWB), which is fighting energy inefficiency and energy poverty in order to improve the healt...more

  • New Program Helps Residents Make SMART Choices

    July 7 marks the official launch of CHP SMART Homes, a comprehensive green tenant education program and utility data benchmarking system being developed, delivered, and evaluated as part of Community Housing Partners’ (CHP) participation in the...more

  • Aging in Place Community Charrette in the New River Valley, Virginia

    In August 2013, CHP Design Studio facilitated the Aging in Place Workshop, a community charrette organized by representatives of the New River Valley Livability Initiative’s Aging in Place Leadership team to discuss the meaning of aging in plac...more

  • Maker Spaces Will Offer NRV Children Tools for Tinkering

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce that its Resident Services department has recently formed a partnership with Virginia Tech's VT Engage and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) to create maker space environm...more

  • A Foundation for the Future

    When CHP purchased and renovated Lafayette Village Apartments in 2007, several apartments in the Williamsburg rental community were outfitted with accessible features such as  ADA approved emergency strobe fire alarms, safety assist bars in the ...more

  • Shining Example

    Most of us already know that incandescent light-bulbs are now officially a thing of the past in the U.S. because they are incredibly wasteful, being better at producing heat than light. Did you know, however, that LEDs (Light Emiting Diodes) have started ...more

  • Going Green at CHP

    Kermit the Frog once sang that it wasn’t easy being green, but young residents at CHP rental communities in Pulaski, Virginia, and Ocala, Florida, recently learned that going green may not be as hard as it seems. Thanks to an eco-conscious after-...more

  • Makeover Magic

    CHP Realty recently breathed new life into a tired cottage located in Vinton, Virginia, creating what many would describe as a perfect first-time home for an individual or family. Donated to CHP by the Chase Community Revitalization Program in 2013, th...more

  • Making Rank

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) has just been named to a list of the nation’s top 50 affordable housing owners by Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) magazine. The ranking is based on the number of affordable units owned as of January 1, 2013.  W...more

  • Shine On!

    The sun is within reach for Blacksburg, Virginia, home and business owners thanks to a new program called Solarize Blacksburg. For the first time, Blacksburg residents can go solar for no up-front cost, with roughly the same cost per month as their existi...more

  • Stellar Performances

    The ENERGY STAR label is everywhere—on appliances,computers, and TVs—but what about the home itself? Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) is the first certification available in southwest Virginia for existing homes that reduce energy use...more

  • Building Better, Living Better

    Those who have worked with CHP Design Studio Project Manager Joshua Galloway almost undoubtedly know that he is passionate about green design and sustainable living and eagerly embraces opportunities to both expand and share his knowledge. Both his enthus...more

  • Learning Disability No Match for Perseverance

    For more than ten years, twenty-year-old Aundrea Linzy has been a resident of Cross Creek Apartments in Newport News, Virginia, where she regularly visited its community center for tutoring. Because she has a learning disability and a speech impediment, L...more

  • City of Hampton Gets a Lift

    A vacant city block in Hampton, Va., will undergo more than just a facelift thanks to $308,600 in funding awarded to Community Housing Partners (CHP) and the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) from Wells Fargo’s UrbanL...more

  • It's All About Teamwork

    In the fall of 2012 when CHP took over the management of Parkside Garden in downtown Ocala, Florida, we faced a community beleaguered by a history of crime and violence, low occupancy rates, and a floundering resident services program. “We understoo...more

  • From Homeless to Hopeful

    Fifty-seven-year-old Kathleen Ray lived in a tent in the woods for five months with little food or water and exposed to extreme temperatures before finally finding a place to live at CHP’s Warwick community in Newport News, Virginia this past June.&...more

  • Fighting the Big Chill

    Record-breaking low temperatures in Virginia have made staying warm particularly difficult for vulnerable populations such as elderly, disabled, and low-income individuals.  Unfortunately, these households often have to cut back on other necessities ...more

  • AmeriCorps in Action

    Since 2004, CHP has been extremely fortunate to partner with the AmeriCorps State program in which AmeriCorps members help our resident services coordinators meet critical needs and improve resident life at CHP properties across Virginia. This year, CH...more

  • Going Global

    Lunch with foreign diplomats, interviews with the press, meetings with politicians, and consultations with business leaders sounds like a job description for a world leader, but was in fact just a typical day for CHP’s Anthony Cox and Caleb Simon wh...more

  • CHP Announces Employees of the Year

    Every year, CHP recognizes employees who have demonstrated exemplary service—service to our clients, service to work colleagues, service to the communities in which they work, and overall service to the company. The following four staff members were...more

  • Le Mission Impossible

    “How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?”  Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of Four “Watch Me.” Detective James McNulty, The Wire We - ...more

  • Newport News' Warwick Recognized as One of Nation's Best Affordable Housing Communities

    Christiansburg, Va. - Notable as a treasured Newport News’ historic landmark, the former Hotel Warwick is now being recognized as one of the nation’s best affordable housing communities by the National Affordable Housing Management Association...more

  • Multi-family Housing Gets Energy Efficiency Boost With Expansion of Better Buildings Challenge

    Christiansburg, Va. –The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Tuesday the expansion of the President’s Better Buildings Challenge to include multi-family housing and named Com...more

  • CHP Design Studio Selected as Architect for West Virginia Teacher Village

    Christiansburg, Va. –  No stranger to the creation of quality workforce housing, CHP Design Studio—the architectural arm of Community Housing Partners (CHP)—was  selected last month by the Reconnecting McDowell partnership to d...more

  • Dolly Ann Apartments Collects Coats for Community

    Covington, Va. -- Together with local churches and store owners, the resident services and property management staff at Dolly Ann Apartments in Covington, Va. collected 197 coats in this year's annual coat drive! Several coats were donated to Dolly An...more

  • Survey Finds Three of Four People Say Buying a Home Is Complicated

    Christiansburg, Va. – With a new national survey showing that three out of four people think that buying a home is a complicated process, Community Housing Partners (CHP) is encouraging consumers to seek advice from a professional housing coach befo...more

  • CHP Named as Inaugural Better Buildings Challenge Partner by DOE and HUD

    Christiansburg, Va. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) named Community Housing Partners (CHP) a Better Buildings Challenge Partner on December 10 after announcing ...more

  • Area Non-Profit to Share Green Expertise on a National Level

    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 (...more

  • U.S. Troops Focus of 2013 AmeriCorps Launch

    In October, CHP's newest AmeriCorps State members participated in a meeting of all AmeriCorps State programs in Virginia to launch the beginning of their year of service. According to CHP’s AmeriCorps Program Director Jasmin Cotman, members...more

  • Food for Thought

    During the school year, many youth in low-income neighborhoods do not receive well-balanced evening meals because their caregivers work late hours or cannot afford nutritious food. In the summer, getting three square meals becomes an&n...more

  • Training Days

    To the layperson, words like infiltration testing, thermal imaging, and zonal diagnostics may bring to mind science fiction, but to twenty Habitat for Humanity affiliates in nine states, such terminology is a regular part of job site dialogue thanks ...more

  • New Life for Old Neighborhood

    With an infusion of over a half a million dollars in community improvement grant money via Community Housing Partners (CHP), Roanoke’s West End neighborhood is poised to recapture more than a glimmer of its vibrant past. A century ago, the then-t...more

  • Turning Homeownership Dreams Into Reality

    Christiansburg, Va. – Thanks to a $12,000 grant from Wells Fargo Charitable Giving Program, CHP's homeownership department will be able to educate more individuals and families about the process of buying a home and how to maintain their purchas...more

  • A Vision for a Village

    Christiansburg, Va. -- When CHP Architect Brooke Karius and 15 other rising architects were challenged by the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects (VSAIA) to develop a group project that would help improve the West End neighborhood of ...more

  • New AmeriCorps VISTA Members Welcomed to CHP

    It may be hard to believe, but August marked the arrival CHP’s fifth group of AmeriCorps VISTA members.  Highlighted below, this team of five men and women will work for one year in our Christiansburg offices helping to revitalize and stabilize...more

  • CHP Green Team: 2013 Impact Report

    As summer comes to a close, the CHP Green Team also celebrates its one-year anniversary. Comprised of 15 CHP employees hand selected by President and CEO Janaka Casper, the Green Team has grown and evolved in the past year as it formalized its mission and...more

  • Pulaski Youth Rewarded for Volunteering in His Community

    Christiansburg, Va. –  It’s not always  easy to get a peek beneath the studied cool exterior of so many fourteen-year-old young men, but when Pulaski resident Zach Oliver recently received boxes of donated clothing and school su...more

  • CHP Now a SPI-HUD Accredited Green Organization

    Christiansburg, Va.  –   Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce it has earned full Green Organizational Accreditation by the Sustainability Performance Institute (SPI) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Deve...more

  • CHP Energy Solutions Research & Training Center Earns National Accreditation for Additional Courses

    Christiansburg, Virginia – The CHP Energy Solutions Research and Training Center, a division of Christiansburg-based Community Housing Partners (CHP), is now accredited to teach two more nationally recognized weatherization-related courses as certif...more

  • Formerly Homeless Now Call Restored Hotel Home

    Newport News, Va. -- Terrazzo floors that once gleamed underneath the heels of prominent Victorian-era guests shined once again on July 22 when permanent residents and employees of The Warwick joined Congressman Robert "Bobby" Scott an...more

  • CHP Recognized as National Energy Innovator

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) Energy Solutions Research and Training Center is the recipient of a State & Local Energy Report Residential Efficiency Award in Weatherization for its pioneering training methods and ongoing...more

  • 2013 Multi-Family Contractor of the Year Awarded to CHP

    EarthCraft Virginia selected CHP for the 2013 Multi-Family Contractor of the Year award as part of its Fourth Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards, the organization’s yearly awards to recognize Virginia leaders in the adoption of sustainable housing...more

  • Carpe Dime

    "Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for ten years."  Warren Buffett "The future depends on what you do today."  Mahatma Gandhi Every morning as I drive into work I liste...more

  • CHP Recognized as National Energy Innovator

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) announces that its Energy Solutions Research and Training Center is the recipient of a State & Local Energy Report Residential Efficiency Award in Weatherization for its pioneering training ...more

  • Many Hands Make Light Work

    Christiansburg, Va. -- The never-ending list of chores that nags most homeowners can be often become an overwhelming challenge for those with physical disabilities. So for one day in June, CHP employees partnered with the Christiansburg Home Depot and Bik...more

  • CHP One of Largest Affordable Multifamily Property Managers in U.S.

    Christiansburg, Va. -- With over 5,500 affordable housing units in its portfolio, CHP has been ranked by The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) as one of the 100 largest affordable multifamily property managers in the U.S. The rank...more

  • Hopewell First in Virginia to Benefit from New HUD Program

    Richmond, Va. – At a time when affordable housing options are in short supply across the country, the 400-year-old community of Hopewell, Virginia is making plans to improve and expand its workforce housing stock. Thought by some to be the nation...more

  • Homebuyer Education Offers Keys to Stability

    Christiansburg, Va. – As the nation has learned in the past several years, buying a home and keeping a home are two very different propositions. But the homeownership team at Community Housing Partners (CHP) wants people to know that pre-purchas...more

  • CHP and Local Partners Gear Up for Day of Service

    Friday promises to be an active and rewarding day when employees from Community Housing Partners (CHP) will team up with Christiansburg Home Depot staff and Bike the U.S. for MS volunteers to perform home repair and improvement projects at the homes of tw...more

  • CHP One of Top 50 Affordable Housing Owners in Nation

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) was recently named to a list of the nation’s top 50 affordable housing owners by Affordable Housing Finance magazine, as presented in the periodical’s April/May, 2013 issue. &ldqu...more

  • A Home for Heroes

    Richmond, Va. -- Nine CHP employees volunteered on April 22 to help renovate a century-old house that will become housing for formerly homeless veterans as part of the Partnership for Housing Affordability's sixth annual Affordable Housing Awareness W...more

  • CHP Named Multifamily Contractor of the Year

    Christiansburg, Virginia - For the third time in five years, CHP has been honored with one of EarthCraft Virginia's annual Sustainable Leadership Awards. The Richmond-based green building certification and education program recently named CHP as Multi...more

  • A Review of the Nest Thermostat

    Reducing household energy consumption is often associated with a reduction in occupant comfort. Fortunately, there are solutions that break from this stereotype and the Nest Thermostat is one of them. At the time of receiving my Nest, I had never insta...more

  • Homework Helps Homeowners Hold on to American Dream

    Christiansburg, Va. – Receiving housing counseling before you buy a home just might determine whether or not you are able to hold on to it in the future, local nonprofit Community Housing Partners (CHP) announced today. The assessment comes from res...more

  • Keys to Stability

    Community Housing Partners (CHP), a leading provider of affordable housing and homeownership education and counseling in Virginia and Florida, applauded the recent release of a new report by the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Housing Commission that...more

  • Children Honor the Spirit of MLK Through Service

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?" Each year, Americans across the country--including young residents at CHP communities across Virginia--answer that question by...more

  • The Tax Man Cometh

    Christiansburg, Va. – Homeownership offers many benefits, but this time of year, one of the most attractive is the ability to deduct the mortgage interest paid each year from a homeowner’s taxable income.   It is a deduction that can...more

  • CHP and Partners to Teach Property Managers How to Think Green

    Christiansburg, Va. – With a $150,000 grant from NeighborWorks America’s Collaborative Model program, Community Housing Partners (CHP) will work for the next two years with two additional NeighborWorks organizations to assemble and develop cur...more

  • CHP Announces 2012 Employees of the Year

    Each year, CHP recognizes employees who have demonstrated exemplary services that help the organization further its mission to create sustainable, affordable housing across the southeast. The following five staff members were recently honored for their pr...more

  • Lexington, North Carolina, Celebrates Renewal Historic Building's Renewal

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) President and Chief Executive Officer Janaka Casper can tick off the extensive repairs and upgrades that his organization took on in order to renovate the 63 affordable apartment units located in the old Lexington Memorial...more

  • CHP Receives Dazzling Honor

    Christiansburg, Va. -- Community Housing Partners (CHP) is proud to announce that it has received the Diamond Diversity Award from the New River Valley Society for Human Resources Management (NRV SHRM) Board of Directors for exemplifying inclusive excelle...more

  • CHP One of First in Nation Named a NeighborWorks Green Organization

    Christiansburg, Va. – Being a green business seems natural to an organization like CHP whose roots were established in weatherization work for low-income Appalachian families 37 years ago and has grown into a 365-employee company committed to to cre...more

  • Building a Brighter Future for Disabled Veterans

    Reprinted with permission from VBCDC Construction of Cedar Grove Apartments, an affordable 32-unit supportive housing rental community, began in early July 2012 at 904 Broad Meadows Boulevard in Virginia Beach. The two nonprofit developers, VBCDC (Virgin...more

  • Turkey Time in Tallahassee

    Tallassee, Fl. - Thanksgiving is now just one day away and at least 102 Tallahassee families have something to be thankful for. Blazin' 102.3 FM handed out 102 turkeys Tuesday to families in need at CHP's Sunrise Place Apartments. The donati...more

  • Christiansburg Home Gets a Makeover Just in Time for Thanksgiving

    Christiansburg, Va. – Tammy Roberts knew Thanksgiving would be difficult as she dealt with the recent death of her husband Kyle from cancer and faced an overwhelming list of home repairs necessary for her safety and wellbeing, but a $15,000 grant fr...more

  • Pulaski Residents Are All Smiles Thanks to Dental Program

    Christiansburg, Va. - Like many Americans, a number of residents at CHP’s Bluegrass Community Apartments in Pulaski, Virginia are without adequate dental insurance coverage and find a visit to the dentist’s office is beyond their budget. In...more

  • Record Producer Brings Thanksgiving to Va Beach Apartment Community Where He Grew Up

    Virginia Beach, Virginia – Acclaimed music industry executive Floyd “Danja” Hills knows what it is like to wonder if there will be a turkey on the table at Thanksgiving. But on November 17, he and fellow N.A.R.S. Records colleagues Tommy...more

  • CHP Recognized With National 'Friend of Housing' Award

    Christiansburg, Virginia - Christiansburg-based Community Housing Partners (CHP) has been a strong advocate for affordable housing since its beginnings in 1975, and recently its efforts were recognized by the largest organization of housing educators ...more

  • CHP Welcomes New AmeriCorps Members

    The first week of October was an exciting time for CHP because it marked the arrival of 13 new AmeriCorps State members who will perform resident services work with the organization for an entire year. These motivated individuals have been placed at multi...more

  • Celebrating Health & Diversity

    On the cool, quiet night of September 29, eight CHP employees and one board member attended the 37th Montgomery County/Radford City/Floyd County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet at the Inn at Virginia Tech. As a bronze sponsor of the event, CHP was presented wi...more

  • Show & Tell: NRCERT's Open House Event

    What better place to kick off National Energy Awareness month than at one of the most energy-aware places in the country? CHP’s Energy Solutions Research and Training Center (formerly New River Center for Energy Research and Training (NRCERT)) did j...more

  • Our Valued VISTAs

    As schools around the country welcome students to their classrooms, CHP also extends a hearty greeting to its newest "class" of AmeriCorps VISTA members. The six individuals featured below will work for one year out of the Christiansburg of...more

  • A President's Promise

    For many Americans, the chance to see a sitting U.S. president in person is a unique and memorable event. But to actually meet the president and share your hopes and passions with him is something the average citizen very rarely experiences. On August 29,...more

  • Introducing the MTS Team

    The combined creative and technical expertise of the Media Technology Solutions (MTS) team at CHP’s Energy Solutions Research and Training center (formerly New River Center for Energy Research & Training (NRCERT)) is pretty impressive. This team...more

  • National Energy Awareness Month Kick-Off Event to be Held at NRCERT

    CHP's Energy Solutions Research and Training Center (formerly New River Center for Energy Research & Training (NRCERT)) will be kicking off National Energy Awareness Month and celebrating the training of over 30,000 participants at an open house g...more

  • CHP's Architecture Division Turns Ten

    Ten years ago, CHP recommited itself to reducing the environmental impact of affordable housing, while promoting economic self sufficiency and long-term social well bing for its residents. This focus on sustainable housing opportunities coincided with the...more

  • America's Night Out Against Crime

    Friends. Family. Neighbors. Great tunes. Dancing in the dark. Fried chicken. Corn on the cob. Mac and cheese. Basically, a perfect summer night, according to Parkview Gardens Office Assistant Tacola Scott. The cause for celebration? National Night Out, an...more

  • Grant Supports Technology Upgrades at Low-Income Communities

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $9,000 grant from Wells Fargo on July 26. The funds will be used by CHP to provide educational materials and programs to low-income communities in Virgini...more

  • Kamilia Lawson Named 'Top 40 Under 40' in Housing

    Christiansburg, Va. – Kamilia Lawson, Director of Homeownership and Principal Broker with Community Housing Partners (CHP) and CHP Realty, was recently selected for a prestigious "Top 40 Under 40" award by the Virginia Housing Development ...more

  • CREATES Program Recognized for Economic Innovation

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce the CREATES program has received a 2012 Innovator Award winner by Southern Growth Policies Board.  Innovator Awards are presented annually to one organization in each...more

  • CHP Realty First in Region With Certified Earth Advantage Brokers

    Christiansburg, Va. – Christiansburg-based Community Housing Partners (CHP) is proud to announce that Kamilia Lawson and Skip Slocum of CHP Realty recently became certified Earth Advantage Brokers®, making them the first licensed real estate age...more

  • Davidson Affordable Housing Community Celebrates Renovations & Renewal

    Christiansburg, Va. - “Five years ago, Oak Hill Apartments was in danger of being torn down and replaced with market-rate housing. But thanks to CHP, the property was preserved and now offers quality affordable housing to a diverse population,&rdquo...more

  • NRCERT First Weatherization Training Center to Become Nationally Accredited

    Christiansburg, Virginia – As of June 7, the New River Center for Energy Research and Training (NRCERT), a division of Christiansburg-based Community Housing Partners (CHP), is the first U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) weatherization training center...more

  • National Homeownership Month Highlights Merits of Owning a Home

    Christiansburg, Virginia – Owning a home benefits individuals and families, but also gives vitality to America's cities and towns and creates that sense of community that is important to so many Americans. In recognition of the powerful rewards ...more

  • CHP & Home Depot Give Local Family a Home Makeover During National NeighborWorks Week

    Christiansburg, Va. - When CHP and the Christiansburg, Virginia Home Depot learned this spring of a local family struggling to make ends meet, the two companies were moved to immediate action. It was clear that the Reed family of Elliston was truly i...more

  • Farmville Affordable Housing Community Gets a Makeover

    Christiansburg, VA – The thirty-seven-year-old Parkview Gardens Apartments in Farmville, Virginia, recently underwent an extensive transformation as its owner and manger, Community Housing Partners (CHP), performed numerous upgrades to the aging com...more

  • CHP Ranked Among Largest Affordable Multifamily Property Managers in U.S.

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP), a nonprofit Community Development Corporation based in Christiansburg, Virginia, has been listed as one of the nation’s largest affordable multifamily property managers by the National Af...more

  • Farmville Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony a Celebration of Community

    Christiansburg, Va. – Decent, affordable housing is important to families and communities. It, of course, fulfills a basic human need for shelter, but it also fosters economic and social strength and vitality. Unfortunately, the United States is exp...more

  • CHP a Participant in Richmond's Affordable Housing Awareness Week

    Richmond, Va. - To highlight the growing need for housing in the Richmond Metropolitan area, Community Housing Partners (CHP) and 14 other local non-profit housing organizations are partnering together to hold Affordable Housing Awareness Week on April 23...more

  • CHP Applauds Legislative Approval of Virginia Housing Trust Fund

    Christiansburg, Va. - Affordable housing received a welcome boost this week when, following the Virginia House of Delegates' approval of a 2013 -14 state budget, the Senate also voted to approve it in a cliffhanger 21-19 vote. CHP is pleased to report...more

  • Roanoke, Virginia, Conference To Highlight Green-Building Ideas

    Christiansburg, Va. - Virginia Tech has partnered with CREATES*, a stimulus-funded green-jobs training program managed by Community Housing Partners (CHP), to host a two-day conference, Harnessing Innovation for Energy-Efficient Construction, at the ...more

  • CHP Vying for Fruit Orchard in National

    Christiansburg, Virginia - Christiansburg-based Community Housing Partners (CHP) is planning to harvest more than just the low-hanging fruit of its own orchard if all goes well in a national campaign to win a bevy of fruit trees this summer. The nonpro...more

  • Homes for Sale Through Federal Funding Program

    Christiansburg, Va. - Community Housing Partners (CHP) is seeking qualified, income-eligible buyers! We are partnering with People Incorporated of Virginia and the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission to promote affordable housing opportunities ...more

  • Help for Those Trying to Navigate Maze of Homeownership

    Christiansburg, Va. –Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $2,000 grant from the SunTrust Foundation for pre- and post-homeownership counseling and education activities for customers in central Virginia. Said CH...more

  • Florida Residents Foster a Sustainable Community

    Sometimes, the most important thing one can do is to give back to the community. Eartha Webster and Cathy Spencer, both residents at CHP’s Sunrise Place Apartments in Tallahassee, Florida, are living examples of what it means to give back.  ...more

  • Community Housing Partners' Mark Jackson Recognized as

    Christiansburg, Va. – Everyone wants to be cool, but how many of us can consider ourselves cool citizens? Mark Jackson, the vice president of the New River Center for Energy Research and Training (NRCERT), a division of Community Housing Partners (C...more

  • New Pulaski Homes a Celebration of Community and Collaboration

    Christiansburg, Virginia — A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating six all-new affordable homes in Pulaski’s Dora Highway neighborhood was held on March 8 at the Pulaski Railway Station. The single-family homes were designed by Community Design ...more

  • New Single-Family Homes Important Part of Pulaski's Revitalization

    Christiansburg, Virginia — A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating six all-new affordable homes in Pulaski’s Dora Highway neighborhood will be held on Thursday, March 8, 11:00 AM, at the Pulaski Railway Station. The single-family homes were desi...more

  • "Speed Dating" Energy-Efficiency Style

    Roanoke citizens joined  experts to chat about conservation and home energy efficiency  Dating is serious stuff. You don’t want to invest your heart or time in something that won’t work out. Home energy efficiency is serious stuff...more

  • Homebuyer Education Classes Walk Participants Through the Maze of Homeownership

    The prospect of buying a home can be overwhelming to many, but free homebuyer education classes offered by Community Housing Partners (CHP) can provide New River Valley and Richmond-area residents with the knowledge and confidence needed to purchase a hom...more

  • Growing Green Jobs in Southwest Virginia

    Story by: Denise Young, Assistant Editor, Virginia Tech Magazine  Reprinted with permission from the department of Outreach & International Affairs, Virginia Tech  A recent $3.8 million grant has left southwest Virginia poised for the ...more

  • CHP Promotes AMERICA SAVES Week Feb 19 - 26

    As part of the 2012 America Saves Week annual campaign (February 19 - 26), Virginia Saves and a network of state and regional partners that includes Community Housing Partners are spreading the saving message to help build financially fit families in the ...more

  • CHP Brings Accessible Living to Albemarle County Couple

    Christiansburg, Va. – Rose Byrne and her soul mate, Norman Ourada -- two of an estimated 1,491,965 Virginians with disabilities -- were struggling with mounting medical bills and the difficulties of living in traditional housing when the design and ...more

  • CHP Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Property Management

    Christiansburg, Va. – The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA), headquartered in Alexandria, Va., announced that Christiansburg’s Community Housing Partners (CHP) recently received national recognition as a Community of Q...more

  • CHP Receives $2,000 from Panera Bread for Resident Services Programs

    Christiansburg, VA – A representative from Panera Bread recently presented Community Housing Partners (CHP) with a lot of dough, though not of the flour and water variety. This gift came in the form of a $2,000 check to support resident services pro...more

  • Free Homebuyer Education Classes a Valuable Resource for Prospective Homeowners

    Christiansburg, Va. - The prospect of buying a home can be overwhelming to many, but free homebuyer education classes offered by Community Housing Partners (CHP) can provide New River Valley and Richmond area residents with the knowledge and confiden...more

  • CHP's Chris Heslep Honored by U.S. Department of Energy

    Christiansburg, Va. – Chris Heslep, a thirty-year-veteran of Community Housing Partners’ (CHP) energy services department, recently received a National Recognition Award from the U.S. Department of Energy at the 2011 National Weatherization Co...more

  • Senior Rental Community Weathers Massive Storm With Help from Residents, Staff, Community Agencies

    Christiansburg, Va. – In August of this year, the powerful Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on the United States’ east coast, including the Tidewater region of Virginia. Authorities in the area issued voluntary and mandatory evacuations for low-l...more

  • Member of Community Housing Partners' Architectural Team Takes to the Streets for Class Project

    Christiansburg, Va. – When Community Housing Partners (CHP) Project Manager James Ruhland and 14 other rising architects were challenged by the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects’ (VSAIA) to develop a group project that w...more

  • CHP's Design Team Addresses Housing Needs of Individuals Living With Disabilities

    Christiansburg, Va. – When Community Design Studio (CDS), the architectural division of Community Housing Partners (CHP), was approached by Rush Homes to design an energy-efficient rental community accessible to income-qualified adults with disabili...more

  • 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...more

  • AmeriCorps Members Bring Passion and Enthusiasm to Year of Service With CHP

    Christiansburg, Va. - CHP extends a big welcome to its newest AmeriCorps members, a group of 16 individuals working to meet critical needs and improve resident life at CHP properties across Virginia. AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and nationa...more

  • Community Housing Partners Announces Launch of the Community Alliance for Energy Efficiency (cafe2)

    Christiansburg, Virginia – Area homeowners in southwest Virginia will be able to dramatically improve their homes’ energy efficiency thanks to the newly-created Community Alliance for Energy Efficiency (cafe2).  Christiansburg-based Commu...more

  • CHP Welcomes Newest AmeriCorps VISTA Members

    Christiansburg, Virginia – For many, Fall is about the beginning of school, the beginning of football, and the beginning of cooler temperatures. Fortunately, for Community Housing Partners (CHP), it is also the beginning of a new service year for ei...more

  • CHP Building a Reputation for Quality, Energy-Efficient Housing

    Christiansburg, Va. – For over twenty-five years, the general contracting division at Community Housing Partners (CHP) has been preserving and constructing new single- and multi-family affordable housing communities that are significant for their at...more

  • Community Housing Partners Recognized as Leader and Innovator in Field of Energy Conservation

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce it has received the Virginia Housing Award for Best Affordable Housing Energy Conservation Effort.  The award, which was recently given to CHP at the 2011 Governor&rs...more

  • New Workforce Housing Community a Welcome Addition to Virginia's Northern Neck

    Christiansburg, Va. - Community Housing Partners (CHP) and the Partners for Lancaster County Schools Foundation are proud to announce the completion of an all-new 16-unit affordable housing community in Kilmarnock, Virginia called Mercer Place. Develop...more

  • Housing Capacity for Homeless Gets a Boost

    Richmond, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) and Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) are pleased to announce the completion of an all-new, 21-unit addition -- The Studios at South Richmond -- to the existing 39-unit South Richmond Apartments, loca...more

  • CHP Announces Newest Board Members

    Christiansburg, Virginia – CHP is proud to welcome four new board members to the organization. Greta Harris, Keith Hayes, Andy Morikawa, and Portia Mount join six others on the volunteer board, which provides critical oversight for CHP and helps the...more

  • CHP Receives FAHE Energy Innovator Award

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce it has been recognized by the Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises, Inc. (FAHE) for the highest production among FAHE’s 46 member organizations of ener...more

  • Virginia Beach Affordable Housing Community Experiences a Rebirth

    Christiansburg, Virginia – On October 14, Community Housing Partners (CHP) hosted a dedication ceremony in Virginia Beach at Friendship Village Apartments to commemorate the newly refurbished, affordable multifamily housing community. “Your...more

  • CHP Bids Farewell to 2010-2011 AmeriCorps Members

    Christiansburg, Va -- CHP is filled with gratitude for the fifteen AmeriCorps State members who have served with us for the past year. During their 2010-11 service year, members worked in various CHP community centers across the state of Virginia providin...more

  • CHP Champions a Virginia Housing Trust Fund

    Christiansburg, Va. - The lack of affordable options for housing has become a national epidemic; in fact, 40 states — including Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia — have established housing trust funds to alleviate the rising cost of h...more

  • Friendship Village Resident Celebrates First Child Attending College

    Virginia Beach, Va. – This fall, Kimberly Thourogood will celebrate an important milestone in any parent's life - her son will leave to attend college this fall. What makes this even sweeter for the single mother of six is that this is her first c...more

  • CHP Communities Shine During National NeighborWorks Week

    Since 2002 CHP has organized and participated in National NeighborWorks® Week, a week-long initiative that CHP and other NeighborWorks organizations across the country participate in to bring about neighborhood change and awareness through local comm...more

  • CHP Named Best Green Organization by VSBN

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) received last week the 2011 Best Green Organization in Virginia from Virginia Sustainable Building Network (VSBN) at their Green Innovations Award event. The award was granted to CHP for demonst...more

  • CHP Board President Receives Housing Coalition Leadership Award

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is proud to announce Jane Henderson, CHP board of directors president and president of Virginia Community Capital (VCC), has been recognized by Virginia Housing Coalition (VHC) with a Housing Le...more

  • EPA Recognizes CHP With the 2011 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence

    Christiansburg, Va. –  Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce it has received the 2011 ENERGY STAR® award for Sustained Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The national award was given to CHP for...more

  • Christiansburg Celebrates Renovation of Affordable Housing Community

    On Thursday, June 9 Community Housing Partners (CHP) hosted a dedication ceremony at Linden Green Apartments (formerly known as Old Farm Village) to commemorate  the newly refurbished, affordable multifamily housing community located at 1600 Simpson ...more

  • CHP Receives $5,000 from the Wells Fargo Foundation for Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance

    Christiansburg, Va. –Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $5,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation (WFHF) Homeownership Grant Program for homebuyer down-payment assistance.  The funds were granted...more

  • Community Design Studio Receives EarthCraft Virginia Award

    Christiansburg, Va. - Community Design Studio (CDS), the architectural division of Community Housing Partners (CHP), proudly announces the receipt of the 2010 Architectural Award at the second annual EarthCraft Virginia awards earlier this year. The aw...more

  • Washington Gas Invests in Energy Audits

    Christiansburg, Va. - Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce it was awarded $495,000 from Washington Gas to support energy auditor training, which will assist low-income families throughout Virginia. The funds are part of Washington Gas...more

  • Construction Begins on New Affordable Homes in Pulaski

    Pulaski, Va. -- Community Housing Partners (CHP) and the Town of Pulaski are excited to announce that they have created a new affordable homeownership opportunity in the Dora Highway neighborhood of Pulaski, Virginia. The Dora Highway Revitalization Devel...more

  • CHP Receives $500,000 from the AEP Foundation to Support Home Energy Performance Improvements Across Virginia

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $500,000 grant from the American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation to provide energy-efficiency upgrades for low-income households in parts of Virginia serv...more

  • CHP Selected to be Recipient of Panera Bread's Local Community Breadbox Donation

    Christiansburg, VA – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is excited to announce that Panera Bread will be sharing a generous amount of dough with the Christiansburg-based nonprofit as one of Panera’s newest Operation Dough-Nation Community Breadb...more

  • CHP Announces Distance Learning Partnership With Other National Weatherization Training Centers

    Christiansburg, VA – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce a partnership between its New River Center for Energy Research and Training (NRCERT) in Christiansburg and the Association of Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA) in Bronx, New...more

  • CHP Welcomes New VP of Development

    Richmond, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to welcome David Schultz to the organization as Vice President of Development. “David’s extensive real estate development experience and his ability to skillfully handle the ...more

  • CHP VP Elected President of National Affordable Housing Management Association

    Richmond, VA – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce that CHP’s Vice President of Property Management, Scott Reithel, CPM NAHP-e, CGPM, was recently elected president of the National Affordable Housing Management Association ...more

  • Director of NRCERT to be Keynote Speaker at Green Jobs Training Kick-Off Event

    Christiansburg, VA – Mark Jackson, Director of Community Housing Partners’ New River Center for Energy Research and Training (NRCERT) in Christiansburg, will be the keynote speaker at a green jobs training kickoff at noon on Friday, November 5...more

  • Down Payment Assistance Program Helps Make Housing Affordable in the New River Valley

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) and the New River Valley Association of REALTORS (NRVAR) are pleased to announce a Down Payment Assistance Program created to help make homeownership more affordable for those who live and work in the New River Valley.&nbs...more

  • A Class Act

    “If it wasn’t for AmeriCorps, I wouldn’t have done it,” said Juanita Hatcher, former CHP AmeriCorps State member and current front desk assistant at the Warwick SRO. Exactly what did she do? At the age of 52, and 33 years a...more

  • CHP Recognized as a New River Valley Green Business

    Christiansburg, Va. — Community Housing Partners (CHP), the Christiansburg-based Community Development Corporation, is pleased to announce it has been recognized as a New River Valley green business by go green NRV. go green NRV’s...more

  • CHP Welcomes New AmeriCorps VISTA Members

    Christiansburg, Va. – As school around the country welcome students to their classrooms, CHP also extends a hearty greeting to its newest “class” of AmeriCorps VISTA members. The six individuals will work for one year out of th...more

  • CHP Urges Families to Declare Their Financial Independence

    Christiansburg, Va. – This Independence Day, Community Housing Partners (CHP) urges local consumers to become financially ‘fit’ and declare their financial independence in 2010.  In order to build a solid financial foundation for fa...more

  • CHP Celebrates Community Vitality During Week of Service Projects & Festivities

    For eight straight years, CHP has organized and participated in National NeighborWorks® Week, a week-long initiative that CHP and other NeighborWorks organizations across the country participate in to bring about neighborhood change and awareness thro...more

  • Department of Energy Awards CHP $1 Million for Weatherization Training Center

    Christiansburg, Va. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that Community Housing Partners (CHP) has been selected to receive $1 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand the training capabilities of...more

  • CHP Recognizes June as National Homeownership Month

    Christiansburg, Va. — Owning a home benefits individuals and families, but also gives vitality to America's cities and towns and creates that sense of community so many Americans dream of. In recognition of the powerful rewards of home...more

  • CHP to Celebrate Communities During National NeighborWorks Week

    Christiansburg, Virginia – It may seem hard to believe, but National NeighborWorks Week is right around the corner! What is NeighborWorks Week, you ask? It’s a week-long initiative that Community Housing Partners (CHP) and other NeighborWorks ...more

  • CHP Listed on National Top 50 Affordable Housing Owner List

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) was recently ranked number 44 in a list of the nation’s top 50 affordable housing owners by Affordable Housing Finance magazine, as presented in the periodical’s April/May,...more

  • CHP Spruces Up Richmond Rental Property During Affordable Housing Awareness Week

    Richmond, Va. — Community Housing Partners (CHP) and several other local non-profit housing organizations recently partnered together to hold the third annual Affordable Housing Awareness Week in Richmond, Virginia. “The need for ...more

  • CHP Granted $350,000 Low-Interest Loan from Bon Secours Health System

    Christiansburg, Va. — Today Community Housing Partners (CHP), a non-profit Community Development Corporation based in Christiansburg, announced that it has received a low-interest $350,000 loan from Bon Secours Health System, Inc. to under...more

  • NRCERT Receives $450,000 from Columbia Gas of Virginia for Energy Auditor Training

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is excited to announce that it has been awarded a $250,000 grant from NCAF/ExxonMobil  to be dedicated to the New River Center for Energy Research and Training (NRCERT) Energy Auditor ...more

  • CHP Recognized by EarthCraft Virginia for Sustainable, Multifamily Housing Development

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is pleased to announce that it recently received the 2009 Multifamily Developer of the Year Award from EarthCraft Virginia for demonstrating the largest commitment to sustainable, gree...more

  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits Awarded to 3 CHP Communities

    Christiansburg, Va. — Community Housing Partners (CHP) is proud to announce that it has received Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) awards for the following CHP-owned and managed rental communities: Dolly Ann Apartments - Covingto...more

  • CHP is Recipient of the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing

    Christiansburg, Va. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have awarded Community Housing Partners (CHP) the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affo...more

  • CHP Receives $802,000 from NeighborWorks America

    Christiansburg, Va. — Today Community Housing Partners (CHP), a member of the national NeighborWorks America network, announced that it received $802,000 in flexible grants from NeighborWorks, which will support CHP’s affordable...more

  • CHP to Participate in Richmond's Affordable Housing Awareness Week

    Richmond, Virginia — Community Housing Partners (CHP) and several other local non-profit housing organizations recently partnered together to hold the third annual Affordable Housing Awareness Week in Richmond, Virginia. “The need...more

  • CHP Receives 2010 EnergyValue Housing Award

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners is excited to announce that it was awarded a 2010 Silver EnergyValue Housing Award® (EVHA) in the Affordable Home/Cold Climate Category from The NAHB Research Center, a subsidiary of the...more

  • CHP Bids Farewell to Board Chair Ted Koebel and Welcomes Jane Henderson to Position

    After 16 years of dedicated service on Community Housing Partners’ Board of Directors, fourteen of them as its Chairman, C. Theodore “Ted” Koebel is retiring from the Board. The position will be filled by current CHP Board member Jane He...more

  • CHP Part of Regional Partnership to Receive $3.8 Million in Green Jobs Training

    Christiansburg, Va. – In collaboration with regional partners, Community Housing Partners (CHP) announced today that it has been awarded $3,865,480 in green job training money from the U.S. Department of Labor to teach workers the skills r...more

  • CHP Finalist in 2010 EnergyValue Housing Awards Competition

    The NAHB Research Center has announced that 20 builders from 15 states have been selected to receive the 2010 EnergyValue Housing Award (EVHA), the nation’s preeminent energy efficiency award honoring builders who voluntarily incorporate energy effi...more

  • CHP's Property Management Portfolio Expands into Kentucky

    Christiansburg, Va. — Community Housing Partners (CHP), a non-profit affordable housing developer, surpassed the 5,000-unit mark in their multi-state rental property portfolio when they assumed management of 8 Kentucky properties last week...more

  • CHP Announces Sponsorship of AmeriCorps VISTA Program

    Christiansburg, Va. – Thanks to the one of the largest AmeriCorps VISTA programs to date, southwestern Virginia has just received a welcome infusion of young energy and talent who will work to create environmentally-responsible and economi...more

  • CHP Receives $75,492 Grant from NeighborWorks America

    Christiansburg, Va. — Today Community Housing Partners (CHP), a member of the national NeighborWorks network, announced that it received $75,492 in flexible grants from NeighborWorks America, bringing CHP’s total for the year to $445...more

  • CDS to Serve as Green Communities Technical Assistance Provider

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is proud to announce that its architectural arm, Community Design Studio (CDS), has been selected by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. to serve as a Green Communities Technical Assistance Prov...more

  • Stimulus Package Means Expanded Weatherization Services

    Christiansburg, Va. – With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) plan enacted into law this past February, weatherization providers such as CHP have begun to see a major increase in home weatherization services they offer. President ...more

  • Virginia Governor Helps Out With Weatherization Work

    Christiansburg, Va. – Virginia Governor Tim Kaine and members of his cabinet and senior staff joined members of Community Housing Partners’ weatherization team and the Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging on Wednesday, July 29 to highlight the in...more

  • Amherst, VA Celebrates Rehabilitated Affordable Housing Community

    Amherst, Virginia –   On June 22, Community Housing Partners (CHP) hosted a dedication ceremony at the Rutledge Hill Apartments community center to celebrate the grand re-opening of Rutledge Hill, a newly-refurbished, affordable multifamil...more

  • 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, ...more

  • CHP Announces the Acquisition of Dolly Ann Apartments in Covington

    Christiansburg, Va. — Community Housing Partners (CHP), the Christiansburg-based Community Development Corporation, is pleased to announce the recent purchase of Dolly Ann Apartments in Covington, Va. The 108-unit property marks the non-profit organ...more

  • CHP Announces the Purchase of Old Farm Village in Christiansburg

    Christiansburg, Va. — Community Housing Partners’ (CHP) portfolio of owned and/or managed housing units continues to expand, with the recent purchase of the Old Farm Village (Phase II) in Christiansburg, bringing the total to 4,741 rental home...more

  • CHP Ranked Among Top 50 Affordable Housing Owners

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) has recently been ranked number 37 in a list of the nation’s top 50 affordable housing owners by Affordable Housing Finance magazine, as presented in the periodical’s April, 200...more

  • CHP Receives $368,250 Grant from NeighborWorks America

    Christiansburg, Va. — Today Community Housing Partners (CHP), a member of the national NeighborWorks® network, announced that it received $368,250 in flexible grants from NeighborWorks® America, which will support CHP’s affor...more

  • CHP Welcomes New VP of Property Management

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP), a non-profit community development corporation, is pleased to welcome Scott Reithel, CPM NAHP-e to the organization as Vice President of Property Management. “Scott’s impressive ...more

  • CHP Urges VA Clients to Get Back to Financial Basics

    Christiansburg, Virginia — With the recession, job loss, and the foreclosure crisis continuing to make headlines nationwide and in Virginia, Community Housing Partners (CHP)  is observing Financial Fitness Month (April) by offering tips to help...more

  • CHP Awarded LEED Green Building Certification

    Christiansburg, Va. –  Community Housing Partners (CHP) announced today that it has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for designing and const...more

  • Affordable Housing Awareness Week Kick Off Bus Tour

    Richmond, Virginia — During the week of April 19-25, Community Housing Partners (CHP) and thirteen other local non-profit housing organizations are partnering together to hold the second annual Affordable Housing Awareness Week. The need for afforda...more

  • Stimulus Package Means Expanded Weatherization Services

    Christiansburg, Va. – With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) plan enacted into law this past February, weatherization providers such as CHP have begun to see a major increase in home weatherization services they offer. President Obam...more

  • CHP Announces 2008 Employees of the Year

    Every year, Community Housing Partners (CHP) selects a handful of outstanding staff members to be Employees of the Year.  These employees are recognized at the year-end board meeting for demonstrating a strong work ethic and commi...more

  • CHP Exec Selected for Prestigious Training Program

    CHP Executive Vice President and COO Orlando Artze is one of 50 national leaders recently selected by NeighborWorksr America to participate in its highly selective training program at Harvard University called Achieving Excellence in Community Development...more

  • Dedication of CHP's First Kentucky Property

    July 31 marked the dedication of CHP’s first multi-family property in Kentucky. Developed in partnership with Frontier Housing, Inc., the CHP-designed and constructed Boodry Place is located in downtown Morehead, with 32 one- and two-bedroom units. ...more

  • 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 environmental...more

  • Lafayette Village Dedication a Tribute to Community

    On July 8, Community Housing Partners (CHP) hosted a dedication ceremony at the Lafayette Village Elderly Apartments community center to celebrate the grand re-opening of Lafayette Village, a collection of three newly refurbished, affordable multifam...more

  • Formerly Homeless Resident Transitions to New Home

    I owe it all to the grace of God,” said Clarence Blow, Sr., former resident of CHP’s Warwick SRO in Newport News, Virginia. Blow was speaking from the living room of his brand new two-bedroom apartment, a welcome upgrade from the studio a...more

  • Senior Citizen Looks Forward to Lower Utility Bills

    Vivian Minor has a collection of elephant figurines given to her by her daughter for good luck, but the 76-year-old retired housekeeper attributes the recent weatherization of her Arlington, Virginia home to more than luck. She credits her home’s en...more

  • Blacksburg Development on Harding Ave to Provide Affordable & Environmentally Friendly Housing Opportunities

    At a public information meeting hosted last night at Harding Elementary School by the Town of Blacksburg and Christiansburg-based Community Housing Partners (CHP), conceptual plans were unveiled for an affordable mixed-residential community on Harding Ave...more

  • CHP Gears Up for NeighborWorks Week

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) has scheduled three separate projects this year for the 25th annual NeighborWorks® Week, all with the goal to create affordable, green, sustainable housing opportunities and services for the people and communities we s...more

  • CHP Joins Federal & Local Agencies in Tidewater/Hampton Roads Area Military Homebuyer Effort

    Community Housing Partners (CHP), Navy Federal Credit Union Freddie Mac, the Hampton Roads Planning District, and Child and Family Services of Eastern Virginia have joined forces on an initiative to expand homeownership opportunities for military families...more

  • Three Members of CDS Receive LEED Accredited Professional Certification

    Community Design Studio, the Architecture & Design division of Christiansburg’s Community Housing Partners, is proud to announce that three of their apprentice architects were recently certified as LEED Accredited Professionals. The United St...more

  • CHP Wins Two National Awards

    Community Housing Partners’ award-winning Roanoke-Lee Street project received two additional national honors for environmental leadership and sustainable building this week. Christiansburg-based Community Housing Partners (CHP) was awarded a 2008...more

  • CHP Welcomes New VP of Development

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) is excited to announce the appointment of John Henry to the position of Vice President of Development. Henry comes to CHP with extensive housing and commercial development experience, having most recently served as Exec...more

  • CHP Brings Log Cabin Into the 21st Century

    MIddletown, Va. - Thanks to the collaborative efforts of CHP and Help With Housing, the Fink family of Middletown, Virginia no longer dreads the onset of winter weather. When Virginia-based Help with Housing first arrived at the Fink home, they were...more

  • CHP Recipient of National Home Depot Foundation Award

    Community Housing Partners (CHP) announced today that it is won first place in a national competition for designing and constructing the Roanoke-Lee Street Project in Blacksburg, VA.  The Home Depot Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Built Re...more

  • Stephens City Townhomes Dedication

    Powerful wind gusts and gray skies could not keep potential home buyers or Congressional staff members away from the dedication of six new condominiums designed and built by Community Housing Partners (CHP) in Stephens City, Virginia. The new energy-ef...more

  • Blacksburg Honored for Website and Affordable Housing

    Blacksburg, Va. - This October, the Virginia Municipal League will honor the Town of Blacksburg with two achievement awards at its statewide conference. One of those awards includes the Roanoke-Lee Street housing project, a public-private partnership...more

  • CHP Featured in Housing Assistance Council's Rural Voices Publication

    Christiansburg, Va. - Community Housing Partners (CHP) was recently featured in the Housing Assistance Council's summer 2007 publication of Rural Voices, a magazine covering rural housing and development issues. CHP President and CEO Janaka Casper ...more

  • Town of Davidson Approves Grant Allowing CHP to Purchase Oakhill Apartments

    Davidson, NC - The Town of Davidson approved a grant that would allow Community Housing Partners (CHP) to purchase Oakhill Apartments and maintain the 72-units as affordable housing. "We are pretty excited to save the units of affordable housing,&...more

  • Lowe's Heroes Replace Fencing at Horse Facility at Tekoa's Girls' Campus

    Pilot, Va. – On Tuesday, August 7, Christiansburg Lowe’s employees took their home improvement skills on the road as they helped improve the safety of the horse facility at Tekoa, an at-risk youth residential treatment center in Floyd, Virgini...more

  • CHP Receives $275,000 in Flexible Second Round Grant Funds

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP), a member of the national NeighborWorks network, is receiving $275,000 in flexible grants – a much-needed affordable housing boost from NeighborWorks® America. Overall, NeighborWorks&r...more

  • Town of Blacksburg, CHP Celebrate New Neighborhood Park

    Blacksburg, Virginia—On July 28, the Town of Blacksburg and Community Housing Partners (CHP) hosted a dedication ceremony to celebrate Page Park, one of the town’s newest neighborhood parks located on Prospect Street beside Dayspring Christian...more

  • CHP Resident Services Receives $15,000 Bank of America Grant

    Richmond, Va. - Investing in the future success of our residents has always been at the core of Community Housing Partners' (CHP) mission. During 2006, we provided resident services at 32 of our 69 properties, created seven resident leadership council...more

  • CHP Architect Colin Arnold Receives Virginia Housing Coalition Award

    Richmond, Va. - On June 21, the Virginia Housing Coalition (VHC) honored Colin Arnold, Community Housing Partners' (CHP) Architect with a 2007 Housing Leadership Award for Designer/Architect. According to VHC, Housing Leadership Award recipients ar...more

  • Local Non-profit Receives Two State Honors for Environmental Leadership

    Christiansburg, Virginia – Coming off the heels of a national 2007 Energy Star® Partner of the Year award, Community Housing Partners (CHP) recently received two state honors for environmental leadership and sustainable building On May 3, the...more

  • Community Housing Partners Receives $13,500 Expendable Grant Award from Wachovia Foundation

    Christiansburg, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) announced today that it received a $13,500 grant from Wachovia Foundation to increase its efforts in the community to promote long-term, stable homeownership through quality homebuyer education ...more

  • Community Housing Partners Participates in First New River Valley Green Home Tour and Seminar

    Blacksburg, Va. – The first of its kind in southwest Virginia, Community Housing Partners (CHP) joined local businesses and non-profits to create the New River Valley Green Home Tour and Seminar on April 28. This seminar on residential green buildin...more

  • Community Housing Partners Residents and Staff Join with Virginia Tech Students to Plant Living Memorials

    Blacksburg, Va. – On April 28, Virginia Tech students planted maroon and orange Hokie flower gardens throughout the New River Valley as a living memorial to Virginia Tech’s students and faculty whose lives were lost on April 16.  Many ...more

  • CHP's Energy Services Receives Recognition from Local Community Action Agency for Weatherization Work

    Williamsburg, Va. – In celebration of 39 years of service, the Williamsburg-James City County Community Action Agency (W-JCC Community Action Agency) honored individuals and organizations that have strengthened and enhanced the agency by contributin...more

  • CHP Breaks Ground on Boodry Place, First Kentucky Multi-family Project

    Morehead, KY – With partners Frontier Housing and the City of Morehead, Community Housing Partners (CHP) broke ground on CHP’s first multi-family property located in Kentucky. Named in honor of Glenn Boodry, a Frontier Housing Board member ...more

  • Community Housing Partners Completes Straw Bale House for SLEC

    Floyd, Va. – Community Housing Partners (CHP) Energy Services staff pitched in to help build a house made of straw. But wait, how can a house made of straw be sustainable? Designed by Leon Davis, a Virginia Tech architecture student, the 400 squa...more

  • CHP Receives 2007 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing

    Christiansburg, Va. - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Community Housing Partners (CHP) a 2007 ENERGY STAR® Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing in recognition of its effort...more

  • CHP Named One of NeighborWorks America's Top Ten Producers for 2006

    Christiansburg, Virginia – With a national network of more than 240 community-based organizations in 50 states, NeighborWorks® America (NW) has announced their top ten producers for 2006 in the areas of direct investment, homeownership units, re...more

  • CHP Receives 2007 Energy Star Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing

    Christiansburg, Va. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have awarded Community Housing Partners (CHP) the 2007 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing in recognition of its ef...more

  • CHP Provides Weatherization Assistance to Senior Citizens in Arlington, Virginia

    Arlington, Va. – For Josephine Chapelle, her home and neighborhood on South Monroe Street is like a photo album of her life in Arlington, Virginia.   “This is the house my husband and I bought and moved into over sixty years ago,&...more

  • CHPC Staff Participate in First National Community Development Conference in New Orleans Since 2005 Hurricanes

    New Orleans, Louisiana - Nine Community Housing Partners (CHPC) staff and board members were working hard in the Big Easy by participating in training and volunteer opportunities at the NeighborWorks® Training Institute held Dec. 11-15 in New Orl...more

  • CHPC Purchases First Conventional Property in North Carolina

    Christiansburg, Virginia – The close of 2006 marked two important firsts in Community Housing Partners’ (CHPC) history: the purchase of its first conventional property, and its first property in North Carolina. Completed on Dec. 15, the pur...more

  • CHPC's General Contracting Services Celebrates Completion of First Phase of Kings Highway Project

    King George, Virginia – Elderly and disabled residents of King George and surrounding counties have access to a new housing option thanks to the partnership between Project FAITH, Inc., a non-denominational faith-based housing development corporatio...more

  • Youth at CHPC Property Hold Teddy Bear Drive for Children's Hospital

    Portsmouth, Virginia—‘Tis the season to be giving. Ten children at Ansell Gardens, a 78-unit Community Housing Partners (CHPC) property for low-income families, learned this lesson by organizing their community’s first ever Teddy Bear Dr...more

  • Gov. Tim Kaine Addresses Need for Affordable Housing at Conference

    Norfolk, Virginia—Creating affordable housing is a vital component to stabilizing our communities across the Commonwealth of Virginia. This was the message Gov. Tim Kaine gave to nearly 1,000 housing advocates, providers and policymakers at the 2006...more

  • CHPC Participates in AECP's 7th Annual Green Living and Energy Expo

    Roanoke, Virginia—Incorporating everyday energy saving techniques to your home or work just got easier with the Seventh Annual Green Living and Energy Expo held Dec. 1 through 2 at the Roanoke Civic Center. Held annually by the Association of Energy...more

  • 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 Executiv...more

  • CHPC Senior Citizen Residents Get a Head Start on the Thanksgiving Holiday

    Portsmouth, Virginia—Senior citizen residents at Ansell Gardens, a 78-unit multi-family property located in Portsmouth, VA, got a head start to their Thanksgiving holiday with a feast, free turkeys, raffle prizes and valuable information. The staff ...more

  • At-Risk Youth Ride with Roanoke Mounted Patrol

    Blacksburg, Virginia—Teenagers and police officers. Typically, you might think of confrontational meetings between these two groups. But this Friday at 10 a.m., the at-risk youth of Tekoa and the officers of Roanoke Mounted Patrol Unit wil...more

  • Blending Affordable Housing with Green Building

    Community Housing Partners (CHPC) and the Town of Blacksburg have been pro-active in increasing environmental consciousness in the New River Valley. For example, CHPC started the first local chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and have worked wi...more

  • Partners and Residents Make Community Day a Success

    Holding a Community Day isn’t easy. When Community Housing Partners’ (CHPC) Housing Manager Sylvia Gaines began planning an event for her residents and the local community, she thought she would have trouble securing donations and supplies. ...more

  • CHPC Partners to Create Boodry Place in Kentucky

    Synergy. The interaction of two or more forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects. Such is the strategic partnerships behind the creation of Boodry Place, a 32-unit residential property in downtown Morehea...more

  • Therapeutic Riding Program Looks to Help Children with Disabilities

    Christiansburg, Virginia—For 11-year-old Somer Saladiner, even on her grouchy days she’s happiest when she’s trotting on the back of her friend, Prince.   “The bouncier it is, the more she likes it,” Somer’s ...more

  • CHPC Participates in 2006 Virginia Weatherization Interchange

    An exchange of knowledge and ideas to make weatherization work across Virginia. This has always been the goal of the Virginia Weatherization Interchange. However, this year’s event was the first of its kind to combine administrative workshops and...more

  • CHPC Receives $20,000 to Address Homeownership Needs in Tidewater, VA

    Virginia Beach, Virginia—During her morning drive to work, Jen Nieves heard a commercial on the radio advertising Community Housing Partners’ (CHPC) homebuyer education classes. At the time, Nieves was a prospective home buyer but had some dif...more

  • Congressman Forbes Dedicates Smithfield Renovation

    Congressman J. Randy Forbes spoke of new beginnings for Church Manor, one of Smithfield, Virginia’s oldest affordable housing communities at a dedication held on June 12. “This community is an example of rebirth and the impact of partnershi...more

  • Awards from Our Partners Equals Rewards for Our Residents

    Community Housing Partners (CHPC) would like to thank and gratefully accept the following grant awards and honors received this summer: NeighborWorks® America awarded CHPC $265,000 for the second round of 2006. Included in that grant award is a $30...more

  • CHPC Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    “If you need to see an example of your success, then just look at me. I wouldn’t be here today without CHPC’s efforts to help build our communities. I am who you serve.” Eddie Howard, a former resident of Community Housing Partn...more

  • CHPC Dedicates Roanoke-Lee Street Duplex Project

    The people Architect Colin Arnold had in mind while designing the Blacksburg duplexes are low to moderate income homebuyers. “The design of these duplexes is so the homebuyers will reap the benefits of the homes’ energy conserving construction...more

  • Blacksburg Celebrates New Affordable Housing Opportunity

    Blacksburg, Virginia—For first time homebuyers Kristin deNeeve, 25, and Eddie Owens, 28, the completion of the Roanoke-Lee Street duplexes is well worth the wait. When the couple, who has been married for 8-years, first began looking to buy the...more

  • CHPC Resident Buys First Home with IDA Program

    It’s easy to visualize the materials that go into building a home, but what about the people behind those materials? A lot of people dream of owning their first home, but many of them don’t have to pick up a hammer and nails to make that dream...more

  • Using Partnerships to Create New Community Development Bank

    Christiansburg, Va. - In 2005, the Commonwealth of Virginia awarded Community Housing Partners (CHPC), the Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises (FAHE) and Virginia Community Development Corporation (VCDC) a grant to form a community development b...more

  • Residents and Partners at Work: Youth Program Comes to Meadowview

    Every Monday afternoon, apartment 108B at Meadowview Apartments in Pulaski, Virginia, is filled with the sounds of children making peanut butter crackers and opening books. That’s because Community Housing Partners (CHPC) has two AmeriCorps members ...more

  • Changing of the Guard for CHPC's Executive Vice President

    “I’ve spent my career in affordable housing—as a funder, an advocate and a practitioner—and I have the grey hairs and stress lines to prove it.” Bob Adams may have the battle scars of a war veteran, but it is his passion for ...more

  • Checed Warwick Dedication Celebrates a Living Building

    A building is just a building until it is filled with people who call it their home. On April 6, Community Housing Partners (CHPC) joined with its partners to dedicate Checed Warwick in Newport News, Virginia, which has transformed from a beautiful buildi...more

  • CAHEC to Partner with CHPC

    During June, 2005, Community Housing Partners (CHPC) was excited to receive confirmation that tax credits had been awarded for the acquisition and rehabilitation of the Lafayette Square (106 units), Lafayette Village Family (112 units), and Lafayette Vill...more

  • CHPC Partners to Create Sustainable Living Education Center

    Floyd, Va. - As part of Community Housing Partners (CHPC) commitment to environmental sustainability, the organization partnered with the Association of Energy Conservation Professionals (AECP) and the Jacksonville Center, a community center for the arts ...more