In the News

November 10, 2022
AHIP joins in Virginia Energy Assistance Program and gears up for holiday campaign
Check out an interview with our executive director, Cory Demchak, on how AHIP plans to help the community this winter.

October 12, 2022
AHIP repairs Charlottesville woman’s roof with funding from Community Emergency Response Fund
Learn more about one of our most recent repair projects in the Charlottesville community.

August 31, 2022
WINA interview with AHIP Executive Director Jennifer Jacobs
NewsRadio WINA
Check out the conversation with Jay James and Jen to learn more about what we’ve been up to.

June 29, 2022
AHIP and Tiger Fuel partnering to help a couple in Crozet
AHIP and Tiger Fuel are teaming up to help a Crozet couple safely get around their home.

CBS19 Coverage

March 10, 2022
AHIP replaces HVAC unit for Albemarle Co. family
Local family receives new heating unit ahead of upcoming inclement weather.

February 16, 2022
AHIP launches emergency heat campaign
AHIP is raising money to bring new or repaired heating systems to families in the area.

December 16, 2021
AHIP spreads holiday cheer and hopes for donations
AHIP is spreading some holiday cheer. People who work for the nonprofit are passing out wreaths to clients and making homes more livable.

December 8, 2021
UVA Employees Still Have Time to Make a Difference in the Local Community
UVA Today
UVA Today caught up with the leaders of several community nonprofits to learn more about their work and how University employees can make a difference right here in Charlottesville.

October 28, 2021
LEAP, AHIP, and Dominion Energy partner to build an accessible ramp
The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), Dominion Energy, and the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP) partnered on October 28 to rebuild a ramp for a woman with accessibility challenges.

July 30, 2021
PVCC library assistant receives help with home repairs
A Piedmont Virginia Community College library assistant who has spent over 30 years in her 1935 Belmont home needed several home repairs.

June 27, 2021
AHIP runs fiscal year end campaign
A non-profit in the area is working to keep people safe through home improvement work. They are having to double down on fundraising efforts to keep up with demand.

June 24, 2021
AHIP and Tiger Fuel partner on home improvements
A Charlottesville family with mobility challenges can now get around their home easier thanks to two central Virginia organizations.

February 23, 2021
‘It stopped working:’ Family of eight receives new heating unit after heat pump fails
Staying warm is crucial this winter with freezing temperatures and storms seemingly back-to-back. An Albemarle County family of eight knows this well as they had to go without a working heating unit for a month.

February 22, 2021
Family of 8 gets new HVAC system with help from AHIP, Beck Cohen
A Charlottesville family of eight has a brand new heating system after going weeks without one. This is all thanks to the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP) and Beck Cohen.

February 18, 2021
Jen Jacobs Shares Leadership Lessons Learned as Part of the Business Women’s Round Table Discussion Series
The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce
AHIP Executive Director Jen Jacobs spoke with the group about lessons learned from leading through challenging times and the importance of compassion, transparency, and collaboration.

February 4, 2021
AHIP Executive Director Interviewed on Local Entrepreneurship Podcast Series
The Go With John Show
Jen Jacobs spoke with John about the importance of keeping your neighbors safe at home and the role that community members can play.

August 24, 2020
CAAR Working with Albemarle Housing Improvement Program to Paint House
CAAR members teamed up with AHIP to paint the exterior of a home for a family in Belmont as part of the ninth year of a partnership with local realtors, home builders and the area’s only home repair nonprofit….

August 24, 2020
AHIP, CAAR Team Up for Home Repair Project
As its second volunteer project since pausing the program in March, AHIP was helped by volunteers from CAAR on a two-day painting project for a family in the city….

August 6, 2020
Recent Storms Causing More Roof Damage According to AHIP
Just as a severe wind and rain storm was about to hit our area, we spoke with NBC29 about the high demand from the community for roofing repairs….

July 31, 2020
Tiger Fuel It Forward Event Helps AHIP Client in Fifeville
AHIP and Tiger Fuel share updates on their annual partnership as part of Les Sinclair’s #DoMoreGood series on Charlottesville Right Now afternoon radio show….

July 31, 2020
Fifeville Fixer Upper Topic of Good Corporate Citizenship Segment on Joe Thomas Show
AHIP’s home rehab project for a city resident who’s lived in Charlottesville all her life received major support from two local business partners, Tiger Fuel and Southern Development Homes….

July 28, 2020
Renovations Underway for Elderly Charlottesville Resident Thanks to Local Organizations
AHIP’s home rehab project for a city resident who’s lived in Charlottesville all her life received major support from two local business partners, Tiger Fuel and Southern Development Homes….

July 27, 2020
Charlottesville Woman Receives Renovations Thanks to Volunteers
Volunteers from Tiger Fuel helped a senior homeowner in the city as AHIP’s first project back after suspending the program in March due to the coronavirus health crisis….

July 1, 2020
AHIP Executive Director Joins ‘Unstuck’ Conversation on Solving Systemic Inequality through Social Design
Charlottesville Tomorrow and Spill Teem
AHIP’s Jennifer Jacobs was among the panelists in “Unstuck: A Social Design Conversation” to shift the conversation of social inequality from quick fix to root cause….

June 27, 2020
AHIP, Building Goodness Foundation Repair Home Deck for Albemarle Senior Citizen
Skilled volunteers with Building Goodness Foundation were back for Day Two of a deck rebuild for a senior homeowner in the county, and AHIP is grateful for their progress and excited about future joint efforts….

June 27, 2020
Partnership Between AHIP, Building Goodness Foundation Helps Senior Citizen
in Need

AHIP is joining forces with Building Goodness Foundation to do more for local families in need of basic but critical home repairs, starting with a deck rebuilding project for a senior in the county….

June 5, 2020
Afton Family Receives New A/C System from Beck Cohen and AHIP
Les Sinclair features AHIP, Beck Cohen, and the fifth family helped by the 2020 partnership on WINA’s Charlottesville Right Now….

June 2, 2020
AHIP Launches $100k Fundraising Campaign to Help Central Virginia Families with Home Repairs
Beck Cohen’s monthly partnership with AHIP to install new Lennox heating and cooling equipment helped an Afton family right before the summer temperatures start to take hold—the event also kicked off AHIP’s fiscal-year-end community match campaign where donations through June 30 are matched dollar for dollar….

May 30, 2020
AHIP Gives Update on Operations During COVID-19 and Funding Challenges
AHIP’s executive director speaks with Michael Guthrie of Real Estate Matters about our current work and what’s ahead as we continue providing critical home repairs and upgrades during the pandemic….

May 28, 2020
AHIP Helps Albemarle County Senior in Need of Expensive Septic Repair
Local community support of AHIP’s Emergency Home Repair Program make it possible to help more families like Ahmed….

May 28, 2020
AHIP Helps Albemarle County Family Dealing with Septic Failure
After Thomas Jefferson Health District referred a county homeowner to AHIP for help with a critical septic issue, here’s what the senior Greenbrier Heights resident had to say: “Without home, I’d become homeless. So without the system, home can’t exist. I feel that it saved my life.”….

May 13, 2020
AHIP and Partners Beck Cohen, Tiger Fuel Go Live on I LOVE CVille Show
AHIP and our business partners Beck Cohen and Tiger Fuel talk to show host Jerry Miller about how we have had to innovate on the fly to continue to serve our community in a safe and healthy way….

May 9, 2020
Community Support Needed to Keep More Local Families Safe, Secure, and Healthy
AHIP supporters helped 134 families in Charlottesville and Albemarle last year who are now sheltering in place in a safe, warm, and dry home. Join the effort to keep more neighbors in need safe at home….

April 27, 2020
AHIP Teams Up with Beck Cohen during COVID-19 to Provide Essential Services to Family in Need
Safety and security at home are more important than ever right now, and a new heat pump courtesy of AHIP’s partnership with Beck Cohen is keeping a county family safe and comfortable at home for many years to come….

April 8, 2020
AHIP, Tiger Fuel Partnership Featured on ‘Do More Good’ Segment
AHIP and Tiger Fuel Company speak with Jay James of WINA’s Morning News program about Tiger’s recent donations to two local families and how both organizations are continuing to deliver critical community services during COVID-19….

April 7, 2020
Area Nonprofits Ponder Funding and Survival Amidst COVID-19
Charlottesville Tomorrow
Like our fellow nonprofits facing uncertainty and financial turmoil during the coronavirus pandemic, AHIP remains resolute in delivering safe at home mission-critical services to our community….

March 27, 2020
Tiger Fuel Helps Two Local Families as Part of Renewed Annual Partnership with AHIP
Tiger Fuel Company donated more than $2,400 in propane equipment and services to ensure a Charlottesville family and a Crozet family have safe, stable heat for the long term….

March 4, 2020
AHIP and Beck Cohen Collaborate on Matching Funding
Charlottesville Right Now host Les Sinclair interviews Beck Cohen and AHIP about monthly support for local families struggling with heating and cooling deficiencies…

February 26, 2020
Beck Cohen Returns for Third Year to Help AHIP Families in Need
AHIP and Beck Cohen speak to Joe Thomas about their renewed program that will help at least 12 local families in 2020 with heating and cooling system replacements…

February 24, 2020
Albemarle County Family Living Without Central Heating Given New HVAC Unit
AHIP’s renewed partnership with Beck Cohen has already helped two local families, with the latest a young family with four children under the age of 10 who have not had safe, reliable heat since purchasing their home in 2016…

December 23, 2019
Beck Cohen Installs New Heat Pump for Scottsville Family
Beck Cohen has significantly discounted heat pumps in December to help two AHIP client families living in the county…

December 23, 2019
AHIP Partners with Beck Cohen to Ensure One Scottsville Family Has a Warm Christmas
AHIP’s partnership with Beck Cohen is keeping the Abshire family warm this holiday with a new, high-efficiency heat pump that will provide stable heat for many years to come…

December 3, 2019
#GivingTuesday Is Time to Give Back to Local Nonprofits
AHIP among many local nonprofits participating in the global day of giving with a special give-back promo and an opportunity to match all donations…

December 3, 2019
AHIP’s #GivingTuesday Efforts Part of Holiday Goal to Raise $300,000 to Keep Community Home Repair Strong
AHIP Executive Director Jen Jacobs was joined by BJ Pendleton to speak to radio listeners at WINA, Z95.1, and 106.1 The Corner about our special holiday match during #GivingTuesday and Pendleton’s “Sunshine of My Life” Stevie Wonder tribute concert benefiting AHIP on Thursday, Dec. 5 at The Jefferson Theater. Listen to the conversations with WINA’s Jay James here, Z95.1’s Marc and Anna Lise here, and The Corner’s Jeff Sweatman here…

December 2019
AHIP House Party Supporters Help 10 Local Families in Need
Albemarle Magazine
Read a re-cap of and see photo highlights from AHIP’s 2019 Safe at Home House Party & Auction published in the December/January issue…

November 27, 2019
#GivingTuesday Giveaway
Make a holiday gift of $25 or more to AHIP (which is being matched dollar for dollar for a limited time!) now through #GivingTuesday 12/3 or purchase a pair of tickets to Sunshine of My Life, A Tribute to Stevie Wonder on December 5 at The Jefferson Theater benefiting AHIP, and you will be entered to win a holiday meal for 10 from Bellair Market courtesy of our partners at Tiger Fuel Company….

November 20, 2019
Company and Nonprofit Team Up to Help Keswick Family Stay Warm
Tiger Fuel Company has made a big holiday gift to Eugene and Cleo Carr of Keswick as part of its first annual partnership to help AHIP client families…

October 28, 2019
AHIP Hear Together Segment
Esmont resident Shirlie Starks talks about safety repairs AHIP completed on the home that’s been in her husband’s family for many years…

October 5, 2019
AHIP, Beck Cohen, and Lennox Celebrate Three Beneficiaries of 2019 Feel the Love
Three heat pumps were installed on one day, Saturday, Oct. 5 to help local AHIP families stay warm this winter and beyond…

October 3, 2019
‘Feel the Love’ Program Gifts New HVAC Units to Central VA Families
Three local families are receiving new heat pumps on Saturday, Oct. 5 courtesy of Beck Cohen as part of the annual Lennox Feel the Love campaign…

September 19, 2019
Beck Cohen to Help Three AHIP Clients as Part of Nationwide Lennox Feel the Love on October 5
AHIP and Beck Cohen join the Joe Thomas in the Morning Show to talk about Lennox Feel the Love…

September 18, 2019
Beck Cohen Selects AHIP Client in Esmont as 2019 Feel the Love Recipient
Beck Cohen has announced AHIP client Alan Agee to receive a donated heat pump as part of national Lennox Feel the Love campaign…

August 29, 2019
AHIP House Party & Auction Happens Friday, Sept. 20 at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick
AHIP invites the community to join the annual celebration of our work together this year with partners, donors, volunteers, and supporters to improve homes and keep residents safe…

August 28, 2019
AHIP Makes Repairs to Riverside Avenue Home
Volunteers as part of the Tiger Fuel It Forward event help put finishing touches on an AHIP rehab project for a senior resident in Woolen Mills…

August 22, 2019
AHIP’s Rehab Efforts Strong Tool in Affordable Housing Efforts
WTJU Soundboard
WTJU Soundboard podcast host Mary Garner McGehee interviews AHIP’s executive director about our rehab services to keep homes affordable for our neighbors in need…

August 18, 2019
AHIP, Wells Fargo Volunteers Team Up to Renovate Home
“I’m glad AHIP came in to help me, because I’ve been sick a lot, and it’s going to help me with my health,” homeowner Gwendolyn Gray says of the volunteer work and donation from Wells Fargo as part of AHIP’s rehab to keep her safe at home…

August 18, 2019
Wells Fargo Donates $15,000 to AHIP to Help with Home Upgrades
Wells Fargo caps off two-day volunteer blitz by presenting grant funds to help with rehab project for a longtime Charlottesville homeowner…

July 24, 2019
Tiger Fuel and AHIP Build Ramp for Local Woman
AHIP client in the city now safe at home thanks to Tiger Fuel volunteer project…

July 24, 2019
AHIP, Tiger Fuel Fixed Up Charlottesville Woman’s Home
The third Tiger Fuel It Forward volunteer event in 2019 helped a senior AHIP client in Belmont with critical safety needs and property improvements…

June 28, 2019
AHIP Community Match Effort Ends June 30
AHIP received a surprised gift on the second hour of Les Sinclair’s Charlottesville Right Now on WINA…

June 26, 2019
AHIP and Tiger Fuel Build Ramp for Charlottesville Woman
Local business partners like Tiger Fuel and local donors help reach more local families in need of AHIP’s critical home repair services…

June 26, 2019
AHIP, Tiger Fuel Partner to Help Recovering Charlottesville Woman
The second Tiger Fuel It Forward event brought volunteers out to help a senior homeowner in the city finish a safety ramp she needed for her unstable knees…

June 22, 2019
AHIP’s Partnership and Fiscal Year-end Community Match Progress
Real Estate Matters’ host Michael Guthrie highlights AHIP’s work and our partnership with the local realtor and builder communities to raise funds, add to our volunteer base, and increase awareness….

June 18, 2019
Join AHIP’s June Match Efforts
AHIP seeks help with filling a critical funding gap from support from the community that is being matched by….

June 2, 2019
AHIP Kicks-Off First Ever Community Match Challenge Campaign
AHIP asks the community to join a match donation challenge to raise a total of $120,000 by June 30 to help more local families in need of critical home repairs….

June 2, 2019
AHIP Starts Community Donation Campaign
A weekend volunteer project by Wells Fargo is perfect way to ask other individuals and businesses in our community to take advantage of a dollar for dollar match donation campaign underway through the end of June to double their impact on AHIP’s work to keep local neighbors safe at home…

May 22, 2019
Albemarle Housing Improvement Program: Meeting Needs, Meeting Neighbors
Real Estate Weekly
A Crozet client, a CAAR member, and the organization’s executive director present a profile on AHIP, its work, and the magical partnership with the local realtor and home builder communities….

May 22, 2019
Couple’s Home Receives a Fresh Makeover
Inaugural Tiger Fuel It Forward event benefits local family in the county and kicks off new partnership with AHIP to help more local families in need of critical home repairs and services…..

May 22, 2019
AHIP Puts Finishing Touches on Lifelong Albemarle Family’s Home
Volunteers from Tiger Fuel spend their day painting the exterior of a senior family’s home in Keswick…..

April 11, 2019
Volunteers Install Wheelchair Ramp to Help Charlottesville Girl
Volunteers from State Farm make a big impact on the lives of a local family in need of a wheelchair ramp for their disabled daughter…..

April 11, 2019
Volunteers Build Wheelchair Ramp for Charlottesville Family
State Farm kicked off AHIP’s National Volunteer Week activities by volunteering on a ramp project and presenting a grant check to the home repair nonprofit to help more local families in need…..

March 21, 2019
Groups Join Forces to Donate Heating Unit to Charlottesville Woman
Beck Cohen Cares Day hits it out of the park for a senior AHIP client in the city by installing a completely free Lennox AC and gas furnace unit to keep her warm and cool for many years to come…..

March 17, 2019
AHIP, Wells Fargo Volunteers Help Repair Home in Crozet
“It’s the right thing to do,” said J.B. Hurt of Wells Fargo. “It really helps to see somebody and something that they can have, that they didn’t necessarily have before, and that we can come in and just help them make their house safer for them.”…..

March 16, 2019
Albemarle Housing Improvement Program Helps a Family Repair Their Home
A mother and her child living in Crozet can now rest easy in a safe home thanks to repairs from Wells Fargo volunteers and AHIP…..

March 13, 2019
Nest Realty Holds Drink it Forward Event to Support AHIP
AHIP’s work is made possible by volunteers, partners, and events like Nest’s Drink it Forward. We were so excited to be Nest’s charity partner in March to raise funds for more critical repairs needed by local families…..

March 7, 2019
AHIP Executive Director Interviewed on I Love Cville Show
I Love Cville
AHIP’s Jennifer Jacobs has conversation with I Love Cville host Jerry Miller about AHIP, our local affordable housing landscape, and how nonprofits work together for the good of the whole community…..

February 27, 2019
AHIP, Beck Cohen Partnership Making a Difference in Our Community
Newsradio WINA
Charlottesville Right Now host Les Sinclair chats with AHIP and Beck Cohen about how our partnership works and makes such an impact on our community…..

February 26, 2019
WINA’s Rick Daniels Talks with AHIP, Beck Cohen
Newsradio WINA
AHIP Executive Director Jennifer Jacobs and Beck Cohen’s Rob Buonomo discuss home issues and repairs…..

February 10, 2019
AHIP Helps Provide Esmont Family with New Heating System
Another AHIP emergency home repair happy ending helped by generous community partners Beck Cohen and Albemarle County….

February 7, 2019
Partnership in Albemarle County Donates Heat Pump to Family in Need
The Thackers in Esmont have been without heat for many years, and thanks to AHIP’s partnership with Albemarle Department of Social Services and Beck Cohen, the family has a new heat pump to keep them warm for many winters to come….

January 26, 2019
Support AHIP’s Emergency Home Repair Efforts this Winter
Donate to AHIP to help at least five local families this month in need of urgent home repairs….

January 15, 2019
Albemarle Woman Living Without Heat Gets New, Free System
Mrs. Johnson started her day with a home repair project courtesy of AHIP’s partnership with Beck Cohen—a new heater was installed to keep her warm and safe for many years to come….

October 16, 2018
How Charlottesville Is Improving Affordable Housing with Funding Resources
In a multi-part series, Newsplex News Director Val Thompson reports on how the Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund is used to improve affordable housing in our community….

October 8, 2018
AHIP and Beck Cohen Give ‘Feel the Love’ Recap
Jay James of Newsradio WINA’s Morning News asks about amazing community partnership to help one family in Alberene on Saturday and plans to help other local families in need this year and beyond….

October 6, 2018
Businesses Volunteer to Give North Garden Home a Makeover
AHIP teamed up with Beck Cohen and Lennox to spruce up a home on Stump Town Lane with a new HVAC system and new paint. It is a part of the national Feel the Love day….

September 14, 2018
AHIP 12th Annual Safe at Home House Party & Auction Preview
AHIP is hosting its annual House Party & Auction event to help 10 local families in need of critical home repairs. Watch this NBC29 PSA for event details and ticket info…

June 20, 2018
AHIP and Commonwealth Senior Living Team Up to Build a Wheelchair Ramp at Keswick Home
Volunteers help finish a new, ADA-compliant ramp for a local family to get in and out of their home…

May 26, 2018
Real Estate Matters Feature on 2018 Festival of the Home
Michael Guthrie invites BRHBA and AHIP on his weekly Saturday radio program for a preview of the inaugural Festival of the Home and how it supports AHIP…

April 11, 2018
W.E. Brown Giving Back Segment
AHIP Client Milton Taylor and Executive Director Jennifer Jacobs share comments on what AHIP does and how it helps our community…

April 9, 2018
Cville Gives Grant Night Supports Affordable Housing Nonprofits
Charlottesville Tomorrow
“We believe no one should come home to or wake up in a house that fails them,” said AHIP’s executive director Jennifer Jacobs. “This work is not complicated. Something is broken, and we fix it. Something is not there, and we put it there.”…

April 9, 2018
Nonprofits Face Off for Funds at Cville Gives Grant Night
In conjunction with the kick-off of Charlottesville’s annual Tom Tom Founders Festival, five regional semi-finalists – including The Haven and Albemarle Housing Improvement Program – did a presentation on why their nonprofit deserved a cash grant from Cville Gives…

March 15, 2018
Charlottesville-Area Home Repair Program in High Demand
The Brown family called AHIP after their heat pump died in December. With generous support from new community partners Beck Cohen, the Brown family no longer needs to wear their coats to stay warm inside their home….

March 1, 2018
Join AHIP’s Emergency Repair Efforts to Help More Families in March
Heating your home in the winter months is a basic need that AHIP believes no one in Charlottesville and Ablemarle County should go without….

September 29, 2017
AHIP Helps Another Family, and Prepares to Hold Annual Celebration
Lisa is one of hundreds of local residents AHIP helps each year with critical repairs to stay safe at home. Once two peer organizations helped her find a permanent home, AHIP donors and volunteers helped build a ramp for her son….

July 19, 2017
Volunteers Install Ramp in Esmont House
Volunteers from Commonwealth Senior Living spent their morning building a safety ramp for a senior resident in the county. The AHIP House Party sponsor also secured the in-kind materials donation from Better Living to make this project possible…

May 29, 2017
Bike and Build Members Make Stop in Charlottesville, Talk Affordable Housing
A national Bike and Build team cycling across the country and stopping in cities and towns to help local residents with home repairs made a stop in Charlottesville to help an AHIP client…

May 12, 2017
Generation Us: How Home Repairs Can Make Aging in Place a Safer Choice
Daily Progress
Home repair projects completed through our Seniors Safe at Home program improve housing security, safety, and well-being for our senior community…

May 3, 2017
UVA Public Policy Students Give Back to Community Nonprofits
Students at UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy who studied complex community issues during the spring semester awarded four local nonprofits with generous funds during a ceremony Wednesday, May 3, including AHIP’s Seniors Safe at Home…

March 17, 2017
Program that Provides Heating Units for the Elderly Seeking Donations
Mrs. Lee is among the AHIP clients who has received a new heating unit, and we’d like to help at least five more families by the end of March…

March 10, 2017
AHIP: Hundreds of Charlottesville Families Need Help with Home Repairs
The Campbell family are receiving help from AHIP to fix their roof, but if funds are available they need a replacement for their 40+-year-old furnace…

March 10, 2017
AHIP Emergency Repair Program Looking for Residents in Trouble and Donations
AHIP currently has 318 families waiting for emergency repairs, and we’d like to help more neighbors in need of heat before the DSS Crisis Heating Assistance Program closes for the season on March 15…

February 9, 2017
Meet Your Nonprofit: AHIP
Charlottesville Tomorrow
A partnership with Center for Nonprofit Excellence and Charlottesville Tomorrow features an overview of AHIP and the story of how we helped one client, who is now an AHIP donor in her own right…

January 30, 2017
AHIP Provides Working Stove for Charlottesville Woman in Need
Mrs. Jones was without a stove for several weeks until Ferguson Enterprises and Coates Plumbing stepped in to donate a new until…

January 13, 2017
Tips to Winterize Your Home and Keep Heating Bills Down
AHIP’s Rehab Specialist Len Wishart shares key improvements to seal a home for increased comfort and reduced energy consumption in the cold, winter months…

November 4, 2016
Women United Together in Philanthropy Offers Grants to Help Children in Need
AHIP and its Children Safe at Home program was honored as one of two recipients of Women United in Philanthropy 2016 Human Services Grants, along with Piedmont Housing Alliance…

November 3, 2016
Local Women’s Philanthropy Group Awards Two $20,000 Grants
Daily Progress
AHIP is part of an 11-year tradition of Women United in Philanthropy that has resulted in $412,000 total grant funds for local human service charitable efforts across Charlottesville…

October 7, 2016
City Residents in Need of Housing Help Get $851K Boost
Daily Progress
The renewed investment from the Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund will help more families like Mrs. Wicks and the Crichlows…

October 2, 2016
Group to Ask City Council for Nearly $1 Million in Housing Funds
AHIP goes before Charlottesville City Council as part of its public-private efforts to keep more of our local neighbors safe, secure, and dry in their homes….

September 28, 2016
Best of C-VILLE Beneficiary AHIP Receives Donation
C-VILLE Weekly
C-VILLE Weekly presents a $9,076 check to AHIP, the 2016 Best Of C-VILLE party’s nonprofit beneficiary….

September 21, 2016
AHIP to Hold Safe At Home Campaign Fundraiser
AHIP’s annual House Party event is flagship fundraiser that will help at least nine local families with vital home repairs to keep them safe….

September 20, 2016
Alberene Homes Getting Big Makeover from $855,000 Grant
What a wonderful feature on one of the neighbors who will be helped as a result of AHIP and the county’s recent CDBG grant award. We can’t wait to get to work to improve housing conditions for 30 families in this area of southern Albemarle that has such a rich history….

September 14, 2016
Alberene, Stanardsville to Benefit from Federal Funds
Daily Progress
Our local home rehab and community preservation initiative in cooperation with the County is focusing on Alberene in rural southern Albemarle and will receive $855,000 in CDBG support to help approximately 30 families with critical home repair needs over two years…

September 8, 2016
AHIP, Albemarle County Win CDBG Award to Improve Housing Conditions in Alberene
Augusta Free Press
The Alberene Improvement Project, a joint neighborhood revitalization effort between AHIP and the County of Albemarle, is one of 11 statewide projects receiving funding through more than $9.5 million in Community Development Block Grants announced by Governor Terry McAuliffe on September 2…

June 24, 2016
Giving Seniors a Helping Hand in Home Repairs
Both AHIP and Commonwealth Assisted Living share a vision to provide a safe, quality environment for seniors to age in place….

June 21, 2016
Dave Matthews Band Provides $569,422 Bama Works Grants to 67 Local Nonprofits in Spring 2016 Cycle
Charlottesville Tomorrow
AHIP is one 67 local nonprofits awarded grant funds from Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band….

June 7, 2016
In Light of Recent Rains, AHIP Seeing Influx of Home Repair Calls
Requests for AHIP’s services spike when extreme weather hits our area….

May 26, 2016
AHIP Partners with Wells Fargo to Fix Couple’s Home
AHIP client family benefits from 60 hours worth of volunteer time and $15,000 in home repair support through the Wells Fargo Team Member Volunteer Program….

April 15, 2016
Groups to Hold Clean-up Event in Orangedale, Prospect Neighborhoods
AHIP partners with City, Mayor Singer, Fifeville Neighborhood Association leaders, and others to hold one-day neighborhood clean-up effort for residents of Orangedale/Prospect….

April 2, 2016
Live Coverage of BRHBA Home Show
WINA Real Estate Matters
Local broker and radio show host Michael Guthrie covers all the happenings from the 2016 BRHBA Home Show, including spending a few minutes with AHIP Executive Director Jennifer Jacobs….

March 26, 2016
Launch of 2016 Safe at Home Campaign
WINA Real Estate Matters
AHIP launches its fifth year of partnering with Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS and Blue Ridge Home Builders Association to support the annual Safe at Home campaign to raise funds and awareness for home repair work for our local community….

March 8, 2016
AHIP Working to Meet Fundraising Goal for Month of March
During March, AHIP is raising support for its emergency repair program, which focuses on small, urgent repairs to keep neighbors safe in their homes….

March 7, 2016
Albemarle County Vying for Million Dollar Housing Grant
AHIP is applying for federal funds through Housing and Urban Development for a Community Development Block Grant to improve housing conditions for more than 30 families in the Alberene neighborhood in southern Albemarle….

March 1, 2016
AHIP Emergency Repair PSA Campaign
Learn more about AHIP’s emergency repair program and why it is such a critical safety net for our neighbors in need….

February 12, 2016
Albemarle Housing Improvement Program: Upgrading Homes, Sustaining Communities
CAAR Real Estate Weekly
A wonderful overview of AHIP’s various home repair programs that serve Charlottesville and Albemarle and the realtor community members who are part of AHIP’s success….

January 31, 2016
Show and Tell C’Ville: Rachel Reynolds
Newsplex’s regular spotlight on local philanthropists features one of AHIP’s staunch volunteers and donors, local REALTOR Rachel Reynolds….

Safe, Affordable Housing Takes Center Stage at AHIP House Party
Albemarle Magazine
Lovely recap of highlights from 2015 AHIP House Party Friday, Sept. 25 at Verulam Farm….

November 21, 2015
AHIP, Charlottesville Win Award for Housing Initiative
Daily Progress
Continued coverage of being named 2015 Virginia Housing Award recipient….

November 20, 2015
AHIP Awarded 2015 Virginia Governor’s Housing Award
AHIP and the City of Charlottesville have been honored by Governor Terry McAuliffe for the progress made to improving lives of neighbors and preserving homes in the City’s historic 10th and Page neighborhood. They received the 2015 Virginia Housing Award during the annual statewide housing conference in Hampton on Nov. 20….

September 4, 2015
AHIP House Party PSA Campaign
Find out the details for AHIP’s 9th Annual House Party and the sponsoring businesses making it possible to hold an incredible event on Friday, Sept. 24 at Verulam Farm….

July 20, 2015
Charlottesville Looks to Increase Its Support of Affordable Housing
Daily Progress
The City of Charlottesville approves budget for coming year’s affordable housing programs, including support for AHIP’s work in the City….

May 22, 2015
Charlottesville Councilors Approve Funding for Homeowner Program
AHIP is collaborating on Piedmont Housing Alliance’s program to help first-time home buyers looking in the Orangedale and Prospect neighborhood. AHIP will provide home repairs to qualifying home buyers….

May 19, 2015
AHIP Rewards Carter Family with Brand New Deck
Local realtors and home builders volunteers to help Carter family replace a dilapidated and dangerous deck….

May 19, 2015
Several Organizations Volunteer to Repair Unsafe Home Conditions
Several Charlottesville City Council members join with CAAR and BRHBA to volunteer for an AHIP client, building a new deck to keep a local family safe at home….

April 5, 2015
AHIP Kicks Off Spring Fundraiser
AHIP is partnering for its fourth year with Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS and Blue Ridge Home Builders Association to ensure low-income homeowners get the home repair help they need….

March 28, 2015
42nd Annual Home and Garden Program
More than 80 vendors were on display at the BRHBA Home & Garden Festival open to the general public for free this year with a request for donations to AHIP….

March 28, 2015
Real Estate Matters
Host Michael Guthrie interviews AHIP’s Jennifer Jacobs during a live broadcast of activity happening at JPJ for the 42nd annual BRHBA Home & Garden Festival….

March 6, 2015
Nonprofit Group Working to Help Central VA. Families Stay Warm
“When the weather is severe, whether it’s heavy rains or severe cold, we see a spike in the calls from the people who need help,” said AHIP Executive Director Jennifer Jacobs….

November 13, 2014
AHIP House Party Proceeds Set New Record – $53,000 Raised for Critical Home Repairs
Real Estate Weekly
Highlights from Eighth Annual House Party to benefit AHIP held on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at Morven Farm, including the record-setting fundraising total and 2014 Housing Hero Award recipient Wells Fargo Bank…

September 22, 2014
Morning News
Interview with AHIP’s Jennifer Jacobs on what to expect at the Eighth Annual House Party…

September 16, 2014
AHIP to Hold 8th Annual House Party
Preview of activities at the Eighth Annual House Party…

September 6, 2014
Real Estate Matters
Updates from AHIP and Women’s Council of REALTORS…

August 7, 2014
Morning News
AHIP welcomed to show as recipient of Community Awareness Grant given by Charlottesville Radio Group…

July 2, 2014
Bicyclist Raising Awareness for Senior Safety
Local REALTOR Drake Van de Castle launches month-long bicycle ride across Virginia to raise awareness for keeping seniors living safely in their homes longer and raise funds to support local home repair nonprofit AHIP…

May 16, 2014
AHIP Finishing up First Year of “Block by Block” Initiative
Coverage of progress nearly halfway through a two-year project to rehab homes in the City’s 10th and Page neighborhood. On this day on this particular project, students from the UVa School of Architecture were hard at work on a deck for one senior homeowner…

May 14, 2014
Volunteers Come Together to Repair Homes for Seniors
Feature on business partners who volunteer on projects to transform an aging home into like-new again. This day showcases work from local REALTORS and homebuilders…

May 8, 2014
Wells Fargo, AHIP Team Up to Makeover Cville Woman’s Home
A longtime resident of 10th and Page neighborhood of the City will receive extensive updates to her home’s kitchen, windows and paint as a result of a $15,000 donation to AHIP from Wells Fargo Bank…

May 7, 2014
UVa Philanthropy Class Awards Grant Money
AHIP recognized as donation recipient from a UVa philanthropy class…

April 3, 2014
Seniors Safe At Home Program Seeks Donations
Third year of partnership between CAAR, BRHBA, and AHIP seeks to raise $50,000, beginning with outreach at the Home and Garden Festival…

March 11, 2014
Charlottesville Businesses Collect Unclaimed Property Funds
AHIP is one of five businesses that will receive unclaimed funds through re Virginia Treasury’s unclaimed property program, letting them know they were about receive thousands in unclaimed funds…

February 27, 2014
Nonprofit Raises Money to keep Children Safe at Home
AHIP says hundreds of children in our area are living in homes that are unsafe or in need of critical repairs. Now they are working to give those children a safer place to live…

February 26, 2014
StoryWorks – Shirley Smith
Housing Virginia
Shirley Smith, a Charlottesville native and client of the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP), shares her story about AHIP volunteers making her home safer, more accessible and more energy efficient…

February 13, 2014
Helping Elderly Neighbors Stay Safe at Home
Real Estate Weekly
Last March, a senior citizen named Edith had a very big problem. She filed a claim with her homeowner’s insurance company to get them to fix her roof that had been damaged in a spring storm. But when the agent came out to take a look, he gave her some terrible news…

January 30, 2014
Whole Foods pledges to match donations to AHIP
A Charlottesville-based nonprofit is gaining a little support from Whole Foods. The Albemarle Housing Improvement Program helps make necessary repairs to homes for those who can’t afford them. AHIP held an open house at Whole Foods in Charlottesville Friday to bring awareness to the cause. Whole Foods has pledged to match donations to AHIP up to $1,000…

August 29, 2013
Poor Quality Housing Is Tied to Children’s Emotional and Behavioral Problems
MacArthur Foundation
Housing quality and housing stability matter to children’s well-being, according to MacArthur-supported research by Boston College detailed in a How Housing Matters Policy Brief. Living in unsafe or unsanitary homes is related to greater emotional and behavioral problems among children and adolescents, and poor housing quality is also related to poorer school performance for older children…

May 23, 2013
Realtors Give Back
Charlottesville REALTORS® work to empower their community.
Real Estate Weekly
Denise Ramey, a REALTOR® with Roy Wheeler Realty Company, is president of Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (CAAR), the voice of real estate in the Central Virginia region. “REALTORS® are encouraged to give back to community,” she says. “Since we are self-employed, there are many different ways of doing this and we have great examples of real estate people who do it just because it’s the right thing to do…

February 5, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces an Additional $3.9 Million in Community Development Block Grant Funding
Six localities receive Community Improvement Grants for housing rehabilitation, removal of blighted structures and water service projects
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced an additional $3.9 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for six projects in Virginia. The six community improvement projects are in addition to the $6.2 million of funding provided in June 2012. “The Community Development Block Grant program is a multi-faceted program that has led to many successful projects across the Commonwealth,” said Governor McDonnell. “Programs like this improve our communities and raise the quality of life for Virginians…

February 5, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces an Additional $3.9 Million in Community Development Block Grant Funding
Six localities receive Community Improvement Grants for housing rehabilitation, removal of blighted structures and water service projects
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced an additional $3.9 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for six projects in Virginia.

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Now I don’t have to worry about my roof leaking or the wind getting into my house from the old storm door. Thanks so much, AHIP, for giving us a great experience.” 

— Rosaleen in Covesville