Skip to main content
CHP employees pose with CHP Reads! participants

Our Impact

Community Impact Report


Dear Friends,

In 2021, as Community Housing Partners (CHP) navigated the second year of the pandemic, our employees and partners once again demonstrated remarkable dedication to CHP’s mission to create homes and communities that are healthy, sustainable, and affordable. Together, we embraced CHP’s core values – RISE: Resilience, Impact, Stewardship, and Equity – and sought to reflect these guiding principles in every aspect of our work.

2021 also brought an extraordinary commitment to improving and expanding housing stability among those we serve. Not only did we create 298 new units of stable, healthy, and affordable rental housing, but we also secured $2,937,449.12 of emergency rental assistance for 931 households to ensure they remained safely housed during ongoing difficult times. Additionally, we expanded the reach of our CHP Energy Solutions’ footprint by leveraging new funding sources and adding 21 new staff to the division—enabling us to create healthier and more energy-efficient indoor environments for our clients.

Further expanding upon our commitment to health outcomes, 2021 also marked the opening of an on-site health suite at CHP’s J. Van Story Branch Apartments in Baltimore. The health suite is the culmination of years of partnership development with community partners who share our priorities around the alignment of health and housing.

In 2021, CHP’s RISE values were also incorporated into the development of a new 2022-2024 Strategic Plan. An inclusive planning process involved staff from across the organization who informed and structured our organizational goals around the four things that matter most to CHP: our residents and clients, our employees, our planet, and our commitment to honoring our RISE values throughout our operations.

Please enjoy this snapshot of an exceptional year for CHP and know that our successes of 2021 would not have been possible if not for our amazing partners and staff. We thank you all and look forward to furthering our mission in the years to come!

  • Charles Famuliner
    Charles Famuliner Board Chair
  • Janaka Casper
    Janaka Casper CEO
  • Jeff Reed
    Jeff Reed President

Maintained Stability

Improved Lives

Protected Resources

Amplified Voices

Revitalizing Communities

Affordability in Northern Virginia

Located about 30 miles south of Washington, D.C., the Town of Dumfries has much to offer but, like many communities in Northern Virginia, faces a shortage of affordable rental options for its growing population. Community Housing Partners (CHP), which develops affordable and sustainable housing throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, has been working to change that.

Read More

Centering Residents

When CHP staff members began planning renovations at Cedar Crest Apartments in Blacksburg, Virginia, they knew that the resident perspective would be a critical part of the decision-making process. In order to engage residents before, during, and after renovations at the 78-townhome community, CHP staff turned to a resident benefit framework developed by the Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF).

Read More

Support for Residents and Clients

Much-Needed Relief

Like renters around the country, Virginia Beach resident Suree Foose faced lost wages and financial uncertainty due to the pandemic. But after CHP helped her apply for assistance through the Virginia Rent Relief Program last year, her situation changed. “I was able to pay past due rent for several months and still be able to provide food for my family,” said Foose, who has lived at CHP’s Seahaven Apartments for the past two years.

Read More

Angela’s Story

Several years ago, Angela Romine began looking for a home to buy in the New River Valley. After hearing about CHP from a friend, she connected with the CHP Homeownership team and found the perfect home for herself and her mother. Romine’s experience working with the company inspired her to apply for an open position with CHP Property Management. Today, she is helping others meet their housing needs.

Watch Video

A Crucial Partnership

At the start of the pandemic, CHP Resident Services and Property Management staff at J. Van Story Branch Apartments in Baltimore, Maryland, performed wellness checks on residents to ensure that they had what they needed during the pandemic. Realizing that many were having a hard time getting food and other necessities, CHP staff reached out to a local ministry, the Franciscan Center, for assistance.

Read More

Expanding Opportunities

CHP Reads! Summer Reading Program Infographic


Warm Wishes infographic

A Sustainable Approach

Correcting Environmental Injustices

When Chase Counts was a college student at Virginia Tech, he dreamed of developing a sustainable energy resource that would save the world. A few counties away, Brett Hood had a vision, too: he wanted his construction business to serve working class people, instead of the well-to-do clients that his business relied on to pay the bills. By weatherizing under-resourced families’ homes, both men have made their idealistic dreams come true.

Read More

An Employer of Choice

Employee Perspectives

We asked our staff what it's like to work for Community Housing Partners. One employee said, "I’m proud to work for an organization that is so focused on our mission and focused on making a difference in the lives of the people in the communities that we serve."

Join Our Team

CHP equity timeline

Financial Strength

2021 Revenue

2021 Expenses

More Impact Stories

Thank You

CHP is incredibly grateful for the time, services, and resources offered by our friends and supporters over the past year. In 2021, CHP had 559 volunteers who contributed 5,639 volunteer hours, as well as in-kind and cash contributions totaling almost $1.4 million from individuals and business partners. Thank you to our supporters, partners, and staff for helping us achieve our mission.

Give to CHP

Community Housing Partners

From our roots as a volunteer organization serving housing needs in Appalachia, CHP has grown into a multi-state organization nationally recognized for our capabilities and commitment to innovation and continuous improvement. Although CHP’s footprint has greatly expanded over the decades, our mission continues to focus on creating homes and communities that are healthy, sustainable, and affordable.

Contact CHP