June 26, 2019
Community Housing Partners (CHP), a Christiansburg-based nonprofit provider of affordable and sustainable housing, recently received recognition as a leading nonprofit employer in Virginia’s New River Valley. The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce awarded CHP with the Best Place to Work Award in the nonprofit category at its annual Best Places to Work Luncheon in Blacksburg, Virginia, on June 19.
“CHP is grateful for this recognition as a great place to work in the New River Valley,” said Laura Croft, Assistant Vice President of Human Capital. “We have a culture of employee development and recognition, and one of our main strategic goals is to be an Employer of Choice. We are always looking to add talented individuals to the CHP team, and with competitive benefits including paid time off, insurance coverage, a retirement plan with company match, and more, we hope they enjoy working here after they are added to the team.”
The awards ceremony followed the second annual Best Places to Work survey sponsored by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and the New River Valley Society for Human Resource Management. The survey organizers worked with the Consulting Group at Virginia Tech to create an anonymous workplace satisfaction survey that weighted and scored feedback from employees at dozens of businesses, local governments, and nonprofits in the region. CHP had the highest score among participating nonprofits.
This is not the first time that the Montgomery County Chamber has recognized CHP. In March, Samantha Livesay, Community Relations Coordinator with CHP Homeownership, received the 2019 Community Builder Award as part of the annual Chamber Women’s Leadership Conference. Last year, CHP also received the Green Business of the Year Award at the Chamber Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet. The chamber also presented CHP with the Nonprofit of the Year Award in 2014.
Founded in 1975 in the New River Valley, CHP has a corporate headquarters in Christiansburg, Virginia, and owns and manages eight apartment communities in Montgomery County. Local activities also include homeownership, energy conservation and training, and resident services. Today, the nonprofit has more than 350 employees spread across six states in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.