Block x Block/Orchard Acres

What if we could take a whole neighborhood and fix up all the houses there at once? What tremendous impact would that have on individual homeowners and the neighborhood at large?

In Charlottesville and Albemarle, AHIP and an extensive network of partner organizations, funders, and volunteers are focusing on two neighborhoods, investing resources, time, and expertise in helping homeowners there make critical home repairs—and stay safe at home.

Block-by-Block Charlottesville (BXBC) aims to tackle high-need neighborhoods of Charlottesville, where homeowners need some help in fixing up their homes and keeping them safe. Thanks to the enthusiastic investment of the City of Charlottesville and a local foundation, as well as partnerships with scores of local organizations and companies, the first phase, targeting an area within the historic 10th & Page neighborhood, is off to an exciting and energetic start. The first phase aims to complete 24 rehabs for 10th & Page homeowners.

Partners and supporters include the Charlottesville Housing Fund, UVA Schools of Architecture and Engineering, LEAP, Dominion Virginia Power, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, Building Goodness Foundation, Wells Fargo, McGuireWoods, Jefferson Scholars Foundation, CAAR, Blue Ridge Home Builders Association, Madison House, and the Associated General Contractors of Virginia. More are joining the project every week.

The Orchard Acres Neighborhood Rehab Project is taking place in Crozet. Thanks to the support of Albemarle County and the state of Virginia’s Community Development Block Grant Program, as well as local community volunteers, AHIP will complete rehabs and energy efficiency upgrades on 30 homes over two years.