Dollar-for-dollar Match Campaign Underway to Keep Community
Safe at Home Generous support is key to front-line critical home repairs and retrofits to keep our community safe at home. Join us in a matching gift opportunity to turn $60,000 from two donors into $120,000 to continue addressing failing HVAC systems, leaking roofs, dangerous electrical systems, and much more. Whether you have already supported AHIP this year or are new to our cause, we urge you to take advantage of this special limited-time matched giving opportunity through the end of June to keep more local families living in safe, secure, healthy, and affordable homes. Donate and learn more at ahipva.org. Thank you!
Home Repair Happy Ending: Beck Cohen Installs New A/C for Hodges Family as Summer Temps Take Hold Homeowners since 1998, Mr. and Mrs. Hodges both work while raising their 12-year-old son. Last year, they reached out to AHIP when the air conditioning unit in their Afton home stopped blowing cool air. Thanks to Beck Cohen's annual partnership with AHIP, the Hodges are the fifth family in 2020 to receive a heavily discounted Lennox HVAC unit that will last for many years.
AHIP is the only year-round organization delivering critical home repairs and energy upgrades to individuals and their families who don't have the resources for vital fixes impacting safety, security, well-being, and affordability. Watch NBC29's coverage of this story. Listen to Les Sinclair's coverage on WINA's Charlottesville Right Now. Stay tuned for details on the next client family to be helped!
DYK? Did you know that COVID-19 is widening housing disparities for minorities and low-income earners? Data from the U.S. Census Bureau from 133,000 survey responses during May 14 -19 shows some concerning housing trends, including African Americans as the highest rate (28 percent) of mortgage holders who did not make their payments in May and (27 percent) who expect not to be able to make their payments in June.
From a recent Urban Institute blog entry, "[p]rograms must remain focused on keeping people in their homes and avoiding a new wave of defaults and foreclosures, which would create a housing market crash a few months from now." Read the full article here.