March 6, 2024

Community Housing Partners (CHP) joined forces with Southern Heritage Homes on the duo’s third modular home project in February. The single-family home, currently under construction, will go to a future owner-occupant earning below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) in Roanoke, Virginia. Funding for this project comes from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds allocated by the City of Roanoke.  

“Partnering with Southern Heritage on modular construction has been a game-changer,” said Jake Powell, Director of Homeownership at CHP. “Their efficient method helps us control costs, timelines, and quality, ultimately allowing us to serve more individuals and families seeking affordable housing solutions.”  

Unlike traditional on-site buildings, the foundation and the home’s individual sections were constructed off-site in a controlled environment. This ensures consistent quality, reduces weather-related delays, and streamlines the overall construction process.   

The house and foundation were successfully set last month. Many interior finishes, including cabinetry and drywall, were in place before the house was set on the lot.  Following electrical, plumbing, flooring, and decking work, the home will be move-in ready, offering a qualifying family a brand-new, affordable home.  

CHP, which provides affordable and sustainable housing across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, is also partnering with Southern Heritage on Stroubles Ridge, a development in the Town of Blacksburg. CHP is expected to break ground on the community this year, starting with 15-20 units of affordable housing in Phase 1. (Find more information about the Stroubles Ridge Development here).