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!