mission & history
AHIP’s mission is to ensure safe, affordable homes for our neighbors in need which strengthens families, neighborhoods and the greater community by improving the affordable housing stock.
AHIP began as “SCRUB”, an all-volunteer grass-roots effort to clean up debris and repair damaged houses in the wake of 1969’s devastating Hurricane Camille. Through this work, volunteers became keenly aware of substandard housing conditions. The volunteer group grew into AHIP, which became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1976.
what we do
Community Construction. AHIP’s Community Construction programs, which operate in the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and Greene County, encompass small repairs to major home renovations for low-income families. Financial counseling, maintenance education, and service referrals are all essential pieces of AHIP’s rehab and repair programs. Community Construction keeps families in their homes, and keeps them safe in their homes:
Community Housing. AHIP fills our area’s affordable housing gap by preserving and creating not just affordable rental units, but liveable and desirable neighborhoods:
whom we serve
AHIP serves 350 to 400 people each year. While most AHIP programs are eligible for client households who earn up to 80 percent of the Area Median Income, most of our clients fall into the 20 to 50 percent of AMI range.
Diverse in age, background and experiences, our clients share common challenges: the struggle to make ends meet, to make essential repairs to their homes, to find and maintain an affordable place to live.
AHIP is committed to helping our clients conquer housing distress and insecurity, which impacts family well-being, child development, and the ability of all household members to achieve and thrive.
where we work
The generous support of Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville allows AHIP to serve residents in need across both localities. AHIP also works collaboratively with Skyline Community Action Partnership in Greene County.