The estimated shortage of affordable rental housing in greater Charlottesville is staggering. Researchers estimate that we would need to create 4,600 affordable units right now to fill the gap for households earning up to 50 percent of the area median.
This is a daunting number, but AHIP is working hard to chip away at that deficit, one property at a time. We are committed to preserving, improving and creating rental homes for individuals, working families and senior citizens—anyone who faces an uphill battle in finding and keeping safe, affordable and high-quality housing.
In 2004, we saved Park’s Edge Apartments from conversion to market-rate units and prevented the displacement of more than 200 very low-income residents. In 2006, we began planning and designing Treesdale Park, a new 90-unit affordable rental community in Albemarle County.
Beyond the commitment to affordable shelter, AHIP also makes community cohesiveness and meaningful family support two of our top priorities. This is good for residents, neighbors and the community at large.