Safe at Home Campaign
Seniors Safe at Home
Elderly households are among our most vulnerable. Senior citizens struggle with fixed incomes, diminishing resources, and health issues — which impair their ability to complete necessary home repairs. A typical social security income for a low-income senior is around $10,000 per year.
Seniors Safe at Home sets out to make sure that no senior citizen has to wait for a critical home repair—while preserving a senior citizen’s assets and helping them age in place. Last year, Seniors Safe at Home helped 74 senior citizens with repairs and rehabs, or 48 percent of AHIP’s clients.
Children Safe at Home
One-third of the households AHIP helped last year were home to children under age 18. Research shows that kids who grow up in safe, physically secure homes are more likely to graduate from high school and more likely to become resilient, successful adults.
AHIP believes that no child should wake up in a house that fails them. Children Safe at Home sets out to make sure that every child in Charlottesville and Albemarle grows up in a home that is safe, secure, and healthy.
Neighbors Safe at Home
Right now, 417 Charlottesville and Albemarle households are on AHIP’s waiting list for critical home repairs. The people who call AHIP for help represent the backbone of our community. These are familiar faces of neighbors down the street or families with children who attend the same school as your children — UVa employees,retail workers, nursing aides, teacher’s aides, housekeepers, hospitality workers — who go home to no heat, no hot water, leaking roofs, crumbling floors, and plumbing and electrical hazards.
AHIP has the experience, the know-how, and the tools at the ready. With the enthusiastic and generous support of the community, our mission is to fix what’s broken.
2015 Safe at Home Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise $50,000
The growing demand for basic, but very important home repair needs continues to grow and outpace our available funding. For the fourth year, Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS (CAAR), Blue Ridge Home Builders Association (BRHBA), and AHIP are partnering to raise funds, work on AHIP projects, and boost awareness of the need to help our local community who struggle with hazardous and unsafe living conditions. These dedicated partners make a world of difference to our neighbors who need it most. Thank you for sharing our mission!