AHIP Awarded 2015 Virginia Governor’s Housing AwardPosted: Updated:
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is applauding the hard work of a Charlottesville nonprofit group for the work they've done to help fix houses in the community.
The Albemarle Home Improvement Project (AHIP) has received the 2015 Virginia Governor's Housing Award for their Block-By-Block project in Charlottesville.
Over the past two years, they've helped 24 low income homeowners make critical repairs in the Page Street and 10 ½ Street neighborhood.
"It's one of the older neighborhoods in Charlottesville, so they've been really happy to have a group come in, a nonprofit come in and basically partner with them in helping them to revitalize their homes, weatherize their homes, basically make them safe and secure,” said Ravi Respeto, of AHIP Block-by-Block Charlottesville.
AHIP hopes to expand its work into new neighborhoods and will be making a special effort to help the elderly whose homes need special repairs.