CHP's success is directly tied to the hard work and dedication of the numerous people and agencies with whom we partner. Our partners share our mission to strengthen communities and create opportunities for the people we serve by assisting individuals with their housing, economic and social needs. Together, we are able to develop healthy, vibrant communities and achieve our mutual goals.
We encourage you to partner with us in making an economic and social difference in our communities!
Since 2009, CHP has hosted over 30 AmeriCorps VISTA members through NeighborWorks America. The AmeriCorps VISTA program, commemorating 50 years in 2015, was founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 as a national service program to fight poverty in America. In 1993, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs.
Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a public agency or nonprofit organization such as CHP. They focus their efforts on building the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities. In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance and education award. About 8,000 VISTAs are placed each year in more than 1,100 projects in low-income communities around the country.
Some of the capacity-building activities provided by CHP’s VISTA members include green curriculum and programming for CHP residents, streamlined corporate reporting systems, grant writing support, architectural design, marketing materials and video, and coordination of service projects. During the course of their service year, CHP’s VISTA members are provided with hands-on experience, excellent training, guidance, and a sense of fulfillment that comes from helping to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods.
Association of Energy Conservation Professionals (AECP)
The Association of Energy Conservation Professionals (AECP) is a non-profit energy education and advocacy organization. AECP is comprised of two organizations:
- AECP is a 501©6 non-profit corporation that advocates for low-income energy users, energy conservation programs, renewable energy programs, and the advancement of green building principles. AECP is a membership-based organization. AECP has a long history of effective legislative advocacy.
- The Association of Energy Conservation Professionals/Educational Service (AECP/ES) is a 501©3 non-profit energy education organization. Our educational service conducts an annual Green Living and Energy Expo, manages a Sustainable Living Education Center (SLEC), and conducts trainings, seminars, and presentations on the importance of energy conservation and efficiency.
Bank of America
Bank of America Corporation is an American multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bank of America is a financial institution, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses, corporations and Governments with a range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. Through its banking and various nonbanking subsidiaries throughout the United States and in international markets, the Company provides a range of banking and nonbanking financial services and products.
Building on a tradition of community banking that stretches back to 1872, BB&T offers clients a complete range of financial services including consumer and commercial banking, lending, insurance, trust and wealth management solutions, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates approximately 1,800 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C.
Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation (CAHEC)
Created in 1992 to help finance the development of affordable rental housing in North Carolina, CAHEC is a nonprofit regional equity syndicator headquartered in Raleigh. Working with its partners, CAHEC addresses the nation's shortage of affordable housing by providing households earning 60% or less of the area median income with quality rental housing. CAHEC's core business expanded from an exclusive focus on qualified low-income housing tax credit developments to include a variety of tax-credit preservation and community revitalization projects.
Community Foundation of New River Valley
The Community Foundation of the New River Valley provides professional management services to donors for their charitable causes, awarding grants and scholarships, and nurturing collaborations in its community. It is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization.
Community Housing Capital
Community Housing Capital (CHC), a national Community Development Financial Institution intermediary, serves exclusively as a direct lender to the NeighborWorks® network. Incorporated in 2000, Community Housing Capital is certified as a community development financial institution and a community development entity by the U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Fund. Lending to members of the NeighborWorks network, Community Housing Capital provides both interim real estate development loans and permanent multifamily loans with favorable rates and terms.
Dominion Virginia Power
Dominion is one of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States, with a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,400 miles of electric transmission lines.
Enterprise Community Partners
Enterprise creates opportunities for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. Enterprise introduces solutions through public-private partnerships with financial institutions, governments, community organizations and other partners that share its vision that one day, every person will have an affordable home in a vibrant community, filled with promise and the opportunity for a good life.
The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) administers and enforces US federal laws and establishes policies that ensure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice and that prohibit discrimination in housing on the basis of race,color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status.
Fannie Mae is a leading source of residential mortgage credit in the U.S. secondary market. The company guarantees and purchases loans from mortgage lenders to ensure families can buy homes, refinance, or rent a good home.
Federal Home Loan (FHL) Banks
The 12 Federal Home Loan Banks are regional cooperatives owned and controlled by their members who are more than 7,700 community financial institutions of all sizes and many types in every U.S. state and territory. Created by Congress, the purpose of the Federal Home Loan Banks is to be a strong and reliable source of funds for local lenders to finance housing, jobs and economic growth. Members use the funds they obtain from their Federal Home Loan Bank to invest in their local communities by making hometown loans to families, farms and businesses.
Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises (FAHE)
FAHE is a non-profit organization that provides affordable, quality housing to those in need. FAHE makes every $1 donated do the work of $4 in community development projects. FAHE's goal is to positively impact communities and families through affordable housing, community development and the creation of sustainable resources. These efforts result in families receiving clean water, indoor plumbing, access to medical care, vast improvement in quality of life, and restoration of dignity and hope.
Frontier Housing is a non-profit organization based in Kentucky that provides affordable housing solutions to build better communities. Founded in 1974, Frontier Housing is the largest provider of affordable homeownership opportunities in Northeastern Kentucky and one of the largest home builders in its area. It serves low- and moderate-income families and individuals in Bath, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Magoffin, Menifee, Morgan, Rowan, and Wolfe Counties and the City of Ashland, Kentucky.
Home Matters is a movement that unites America around Home as the place where lives and families thrive, and as the bedrock for a stronger nation. Home Matters promotes public awareness of the proven connections between stable housing and jobs, education, health, the economy, public safety, and other important facets of American life. Home Matters is spearheaded by the National NeighborWorks Association and supported by the NNA Fund, along with a coast-to-coast coalition of leaders, community groups, nonprofits, and the public at large. Home Matters is allied by a critical mission: to show how Home is indispensable to each one of us, and to our country’s progress. As neighbors, parents, professionals, and individuals of all different backgrounds and vocations, members of Home Matters strive to improve people’s lives, neighborhoods, and communities.
Housing Partnership Network
Housing Partnership Network is an award-winning business collaborative of 100 of the nation's most successful housing and community development nonprofits. It uses private sector strategies and partnerships to help millions of people gain access to affordable homes and thriving communities that offer economic opportunity and an enhanced quality of life. The Network's Board of Directors approves organizations - including CHP - for membership based on their demonstrated commitment to a nonprofit mission, sound business practices, a partnership-based approach, and dedication to collaboration with their peers.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Founded in late 1979, LISC is the largest community development support organization in the country. LISC connects local organizations and community leaders with resources to revitalize neighborhoods and improve quality of life. The LISC model assembles private and public resources and directs them to locally-defined priorities. Its unique structure enables local organizations to access national resources and expertise, and enables its funding partners to leverage their investment and achieve a positive impact.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. The Foundation makes grants and loans through its various programs, including for housing with a focus on the preservation of affordable rental housing.
NeighborWorks America, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a leader in affordable housing and community development in the United States. It works to create opportunities for lower-income people to live in affordable homes in safe, sustainable neighborhoods that are healthy places for families to grow. NeighborWorks delivers many of its community-focused programs and services through the national NeighborWorks network – 235 independent, community-based nonprofit organizations serving more than 4,500 communities nationwide.
NeighborWorks America creates opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. NeighborWorks organizations such as CHP generate billions of dollars in reinvestment in these communities.
CHP is part of the national NeighborWorks network – more than 230 independent, community-based nonprofit organizations serving more than 4,500 communities nationwide serving rural and urban communities.
NeighborWorks America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals. Together with its national and local partners, NeighborWorks provides grants, programmatic support, training and technical assistance to its national network.
New River valley Home Consortium
The New River Valley HOME Consortium is a regional consortium that includes the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and the City of Radford. The purpose of the HOME Consortium is to create housing opportunities for households earning at or below 80% of the area median income. Activities can include new homeownership, homeowner rehab, rental, or downpayment assistance.
Next Step’s mission is to put sustainable homeownership within reach of everyone, while transforming the manufactured housing industry one home at a time. It is the first and only national strategy and scalable approach to bring factory built homes to nonprofits nationwide. Next Step aggregates demand for the factory-built housing industry by organizing, brokering, and training nonprofits on the Next Step System for doing business.
Panera Bread bakery-cafes showcase the art and craft of bread making with the goal of making great bread broadly available to consumers across America. Panera Bread operates more than 1600 company-owned and franchise-operated bakery-cafes in 44 states and in Canada.
Scott Insurance is an employee-owned company providing home, automobile, business, life and health insurance. Scott also has specialized programs for artisan contractors, and errors & omissions for mortgage brokers, bankers, and title agents. Scott's solutions are offered nationwide.
SunTrust Banks, Inc. is one of the nation's leading financial services holding companies. Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the company provides deposit, credit, trust and investment services to a broad range of retail, business and institutional clients. Other subsidiaries provide mortgage banking, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. SunTrust’s retail branches and ATMs are primarily in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. In addition, SunTrust provides clients with a full selection of technology-based banking channels including online, state-of-the-art customer services centers, and through the latest mobile devices.
The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of The Home Depot and has invested millions of dollars in local communities since being established in 2002. The Foundation manages the company’s grants initiatives and disaster relief activities as well as Team Depot, its associate-led volunteer force. Its mission is to improve homes and improve lives. Through partnerships with local nonprofits and the volunteer efforts of Team Depot, the Foundation focuses on repairing and refurbishing homes and facilities that serve disadvantaged families and individuals, including veterans.
Town of Blacksburg
The Town of Blacksburg is known for award winning services, a reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities. The town is nestled between the Blue Ridge and the Alleghany Mountains on a high plateau in Southwest Virginia. Blacksburg is home to Virginia Tech, major technology companies located in the Corporate Research Center, the Blacksburg Industrial Park, and the Edward Via School of Osteopathic Medicine.
U.S. Department of Energy
The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Portions of the content of the CHP website related to energy were supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.
Virginia Community Development Corporation
As a tax credit fund manager, the Virginia Community Development Corporation (VCDC) creates opportunities for corporate investors and local community sponsors to support affordable housing and economic development in Virginia. VCDC takes a leadership role in providing the experience, services and coordination necessary to make this innovative approach to investing work.
Virginia Department of Social Services
The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) provides assistance to citizens of Virginia to help them live their best lives. One child, one senior citizen, one person at a time,VDSS programs and services help people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect, achieve self-sufficiency and shape strong futures for themselves, their families and their communities.
Virginia Energy Efficiency Council
The Virginia Energy Efficiency Council provides a platform for stakeholder engagement while assessing and supporting programs, innovation, best practices, and policies that advance energy efficiency in Virginia.
Virginia Housing Development Authority
VHDA is a self-supporting, not-for-profit organization created by the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1972, to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing. VHDA provides mortgages, primarily for first-time homebuyers and developers of quality rental housing. The organization uses no state taxpayer dollars, but raises money in the capital markets to fund its loans. VHDA also teaches free homeownership classes, and helps people with disabilities and the elderly make their homes more livable. VHDA works with lenders, developers, local governments, community service organizations and others to help put quality housing within the reach of every Virginian. Since its founding, VHDA has committed financing for more than 174,500 single family homes and 135,000 multifamily units.
Wells Fargo is one of the nation’s largest financial institutions, serving one in three U.S. households and employing one in 500 working Americans. It has team members in more than 35 countries outside the U.S., serving 70 million customers in more than 130 countries around the world. Wells Fargo has been ranked among the top 10 companies in the world based on a composite of sales, assets, profits and market value. It has also been ranked in the top 10 among all U.S. companies in profits and in the top 15 in U.S. market value.
Contact CHP Corporate Development for more information on becoming a partner.
Director of Corporate Development
Community Housing Partners
448 Depot Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(540) 382-2002 ext. 3310