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Annual Report

2014–15


Dear Friends—

Can we put a dollar value on the safety and security of a home? Can we quantify stability?

We try to. Books abound on harnessing data to show impact, and we dutifully move toward measurability, client surveys, and scales of one to 10. We talk about energy-efficiency gain and home values and health and economic outcomes. But beyond the numbers, there is a fierce and visceral truth that each and every one of us holds about “home.” We are hard-wired to find and keep our safest of places, to hold onto the hearth and to each other—the impact of which is immeasurable. In a recent interview in the New York Times, the photographer Frank Relle said, “During Katrina, we had the destruction of homes, which are a symbol of permanence and family history. When natural events, or even economic events, come and create massive change in our particular location, our sense of security is shattered and creates all sorts of questions about how we are supposed to deal with loss and impermanence.” Each day, we see individuals and families navigating the stresses, losses, and impossible choices that poverty brings. We also see homes that have been in families for generations—proud and enduring anchors for the families and stability for their neighborhoods. Permanence and history. All AHIP does is help fix them up. It’s not fancy work, but it is powerful. Preserving someone’s home and keeping it safe is one of the most important things we can do, and we are so very grateful that you are a part of it. Place matters. Where we grow up and spend our lives matters. Home is what matters most of all.

Jennifer Jacobs Executive Director


Safe at Home


In 2015, Elizabeth, age 76, needed some help. Her roof was failing, her heating bills were too high, and her furnace was old and inefficient. She called AHIP. In 2015, the Tamang family needed some help. They were stuck, not able to move into their new home until they had a wheelchair ramp installed for their severely disabled daughter. They called AHIP. In 2015, we answered many calls like these, and thanks to you—our volunteers, in-kind contributors, partners, donors, funders, and friends—we were able to

help 130 families with 246 emergencies, energy upgrades, and small to large rehabs. We were able to help them with the basics: safety, comfort, warmth. Things that should never be out of reach. Hundreds of neighbors in Charlottesville and Albemarle will wake up tomorrow in homes that are failing them, and it is AHIP and our supporters who are ready to help today.


2015 was an exciting year for AHIP’s

and generous local, state, and private

target-area initiatives: we wrapped up

support. Three new target-area

the second and final year of two

initiatives—two in the city that are

neighborhood renewal efforts: one in

underway and one in the county that is

Charlottesville’s 10th & Page

in planning—will aim to help another

neighborhood and one in Crozet’s

70 households over the next two years.

Orchard Acres neighborhood. These high-impact, public-private initiatives transformed, protected, and preserved 48 homes, and demonstrated the power of community-based partnerships, volunteer participation,


Energy Efficiency

Trailer photo


Helping homeowners conserve energy

comfortable home and lower utility bills

and reduce their operating costs is

for AHIP’s clients. In 2016, AHIP and

integral to AHIP’s work. In Charlottesville,

LEAP will expand our partnership to

AHIP works closely with nonprofits like

address weatherization and repair needs

LEAP and local companies like Weath-

for Albemarle County residents. AHIP

erseal (pictured above) to carry out the

focuses on sustainability in all of our

city’s Assisted Home Performance with

programs, incorporating high efficiency

ENERGY STAR program, which

standards into all of our rehabs and

delivers insulation, air sealing,

utilizing materials, supplies, and

duct-wrapping, window replacement,

appliances that boost the efficiency,

and other energy upgrade tasks to

comfort, and affordability of every

homeowners, ensuring a minimum

home we work on.

energy-efficiency gain of 20 percent. This translates into a healthier, more


Volunteers

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Volunteers have always been at the

businesses, professional associations,

heart of what we do, and 2015 was no

civic groups, houses of worship,

different, with a record 341 volunteers

and community members who make

contributing more than 3,500 volunteer

a lasting impact on the lives of local

hours to rehab and repair projects.

families in need. Our volunteers

From downtown Charlottesville to the

are our community’s most devoted

remote rural areas of Albemarle,

neighbors, and they are often

volunteers of all ages and backgrounds

AHIP’s most passionate advocates.

scraped, painted, measured, cut, and

We are very proud of what we’re able

hammered, installing ramps, fixing

to accomplish together.

decks, and doing what it took to make scores of homes safer, healthier, and more secure. At AHIP, we are humbled by all that our volunteers give and are extremely grateful to the students,


Who, what, and how— FY 2014–15

who we helped

297

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what we did

who waits for help

194

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emergency repairs were completed by AHIP in 2015 along with

people living in

130

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households in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County were kept safe, warm, and dry in fiscal year 2015 because of your support.

40

468

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families have called AHIP for help with: n n

..................................

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3 1

2 4

1,097

rehabs, and

12

260 emergency repairs, and 208 major home rehabs

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1112

8 6

7

10 9 25 24

13 14 15 161718 19 20 21 22 23 28 26 27

people on our waitlist, including:

weatherization projects to

n

dramatically improve housing quality for our most vulnerable neighbors.

n

n

246 seniors 251 children 191 disabled

Board of directors how volunteers helped

341 3,576

who volunteered

total volunteers

..................................

total volunteer work hours

89,042

$

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total value of volunteer hours

20

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Associated General Contractors of Virginia Barton Malow Bike & Build Blue Ridge Home Builders Association Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS UVA School of Architecture EcoREMOD Embrace Home Loans Frank S. Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Freedom By Design Indian Student Association

James Madison University Community Service-Learning Office Jefferson Scholars Foundation Laurel Hill Baptist Church Madison House Piedmont Virginia Community College/United Way Day of Caring Project Serve State Farm University Baptist Church UVA Law School Wells Fargo

5

Grey McLean, President

10

Warren Buford, Vice President Ryan Vaughan, Treasurer Gary Bock

2

James Brown John Deal

9

17

Holly Hatcher

16

Barry Jones

15

Fred Missel

6

Doron Samuel-Siegel Ron White, ex-officio

26

1


Staff who collaborated to make it happen

who benefited

75

12

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seniors, or 50 percent of AHIP client households,

76

Albemarle County Building Goodness Foundation City of Charlottesville

children, or 32 percent of AHIP client

Frank S. Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

households, and

Legal Aid Justice Center

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43

Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission U.S. Department of Agriculture– Rural Development U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP)

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

Piedmont Housing Alliance

Virginia Energy Assistance Program

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disabled neighbors, or 32 percent of AHIP client households.

how we operated Revenue

Expenditures

FY 2014–15*

FY 2014–15*

n n n n n

n n n n

$ 1,665,198 Locality Funding $ 853,649 Private Contributions $ 52,281 Loan Payments $ 45,548 Property Management $ 172,625 Other Income

$ 1,970,785 Housing Improvement $ 427,003 Management & General $ 4,536 Property Management $ 170,807 Fundraising

$2,573,131 Total

$2,789,301 Total *preliminary unaudited financials

*preliminary unaudited financials

Jane Andrews, Associate Director, Rehab & Repair 8 Aaron Bingler, Crew Leader 23 Corbin Breaud, Volunteer Coordinator 7 James Cook, Carpenter 28 Bertha Corbin, Park’s Edge Property Manager Assistant 29 Katie Davenport, Development & Communications Manager 18 Joyce Dudek, Associate Director, Community Development 14 Mike Engleman, Electrician 21 Steve Faircloth, Carpenter 5 Claudette Greene, Park’s Edge Property Manager 30 George Herring, Construction Supervisor 24 Jennifer Jacobs, Executive Director 4 Laurie Jensen, Project & Administrative Assistant 11 Craig Kaiser, Chief Financial Officer 19 Lee Miller, Rehabilitation Specialist 25 Taylor Morris, Helper 27 Pete Pompper, Electrical & Plumbing Helper 12 Claudia Raiti, Assistant to the CFO 13 Ravi Respeto, Director of Development & Marketing 22 Ed Walker, Crew Leader 3 Gerald Washington, Park’s Edge Maintenance Supervisor Len Wishart, Rehabilitation Specialist 20

29

30


Thank you—

Donations received between 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Our generous contributors are essential to our mission and our cause. AHIP can’t do our work without you. $100,000 and above Anonymous Albemarle County City of Charlottesville U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

$50,000 to $99,999 U.S. Department of Agriculture– Rural Development

$25,000 to $49,999 Anonymous Adiuvans Relief Fund Perry Foundation, Inc. Ujala Foundation Wells Fargo Bank

$10,000 to $24,999 Bama Works Fund Of Dave Matthews Band in CACF Batten Family Fund in CACF Emmanuel Episcopal Church Farkas Family Foundation M. Austin Davis Foundation, Inc. Twentieth Century Merchants Fund WVIR NBC29*

$5,000 to $9,999 Allen Family Charitable Foundation Bank of America Foundation Blue Ridge Home Builders Association Blue Ridge Mountains Rotary Club Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS Home Instead Senior Care Charlottesville Grey & Sarah McLean Oakwood Foundation Rimora Foundation Rossetter Foundation Ryan & Mindy Vaughan Ted & Sheila Weschler

$2,500 to $4,999 Anonymous Alexandra Summers Fund in CACF Gary Bock Mark & Christine Giesecke Margaret Granberry Gabrielle Hall l’étoile Catering* Jeanne McCusker Peak Builders, LLC

Quantitative Investment Management Fund Smyth Foundation Fund The students of PPOL4991 Capstone: Private Initiatives & Public Problems at UVA Batten School Greyson & Ariana Williams Woodard Properties

$1,000 to $2,499 BB&T Bank Better Living* Better Living Foundation Burtons Grill of Charlottesville Mike & Mary Chinn Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Craig Builders John & Maddy Deal Joyce Dudek & Sandy Snyder The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc. Flowers by Natalie* Grace D. Riggs Fund in CACF Katharine “Kt” Griffin Robin Hanes Hantzmon Wiebel, LLP Barry & Blair Jones Chinh Le & Vanita Gupta Andy McClure Jay & Janet McDonald McGuireWoods Chuck & Lynn Mills Fred Missel Pape & Company, Inc. Mike Pausic & Kelley MacDougall Pinnacle Construction & Development Corp. Pymwymi Fund in CACF Frank & Margaret Quayle Fund Jason & Rachel Reynolds Rooter-Man of VA* Roy Wheeler Realty Company Stillfield Fund I in CACF Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar Charlottesville UVA Community Credit Union Larry & Sherry Williams T.E.A.L. Construction

$500 to $999 Alex Behfar Jonathan & Susan Blank Blue Ridge Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS Deborah Brown & Betty Aguilar Warren & Ashley Buford

Anne & Jim Burroughs Helen Cathro & Frederick Hayden The Charlottesville Newsplex* Jack & Liz Crocker Pam Dent Phil & Susan Garland Tim Heaphy Huffman Family Fund Peyton & Cherie Humphrey Johnson Kanady & Nancy Quinn Lochlyn Hill Management Services Corporation Jennie Sue Minor David & Tracy Mounts Natural Retreats Skye & Michael O’Donnell Peter & Barbara Oprandy Margaret O’Reilly-Briggs & Peter Briggs Dave & Nancy Paulson RE/MAX Realty Specialists Roof Top Services* Shareholder Strategies, Inc. Sloan Manis Real Estate Partners Elizabeth Smith Mark & Holly Stancil Frank & Elizabeth Stoner Alexandra Sturman Michael & Heather Vanderweide Virginia Tent Rental* Jack & Carol Weber

$250 to $499 84 Lumber* James Barkley & Carolyn Dalldorf Elizabeth Blankenship David & Bevin Boisvert Katherine Brooks & George Beller Canopy Insurance Castle Hill Cider* Peter & Cora Cefaratti The Charles Fund, Inc. Michele Claibourn & Paul Martin John & Colleen Compton Glenn Crossman & Marilyn Walsh Crutchfield* Woody & Katie Davenport CJ FitzHenry George & Laurel Geis Chris Gezon Dr. Joe & Sally Gieck Fund in CACF Dan & Leslie Gregg HomeSell Realty The Ix Foundation Chris & Jane Jackson Beverley Jacobs Gary & Tele Jenifer Matthew Joslyn

Kurt & Lia Keesecker John Kelly Stephen & Kathy Markwood Dave McDaniel & Holly Hatcher Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Ore & Jessica Navarro Jim Neligan Bob & Jane Paxton The Paramount Theater Denise Ramey Margaret Ramsey Marilyn Riley Steven & Gail Rubin Doron Samuel-Siegel & Angela Davis S.L. Williamson Company, Inc.* Jan Smythers Jay & Elizabeth Swett Virginia Distillery Company* Andy Zemon

$100 to $249 Anonymous (2) Alex and Ani, LLC Jane Andrews & Amelia McCulley Kim Armstrong Eleanor Barnes Robert H. Barton, Jr. Joan & Bill Bascom Katherine Beard Blue Ridge Builders Supply* Herbert Beskin & Sumner Brown Breckenridge Farm Carriage* James Brown Pattie Burgh Pat Burns Ronald & Linda Burton Cetta Investments David & Betsy Chesler Anne Chesnut William & Meta Chisholm Chris Colasuonno Katie Corish Ivan & Roberta Crosby Howard Day Kaki Dimock John Diven Joanne Doyle & Randy Switz Loren & Megan Driscoll Nick Duke & Gardy Bloemers Anita Dunbar EnviroSmarte Michael Fitzgerald Jeffrey Fogel Bunny French Virginia Fuentes Stephen Gardner Virginia Gardner

Margie Garmey & Melinda Baumann Erin Garvey Scott & Tarpley Gillespie Mindy & Dan Goodall Greg & Jane Govan Yacov & Sonia Haimes Michael & Barbara Higgins Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton John & Mary Howerton Sue Hughes John Ince Intrastate Pest Control Jennifer Jacobs Sara Johnson Katie Kellett Jane Kerewich Lance & Abby Kimbrough Rosemarie King Luke Kitelinger Cheri Lewis George & Marilee Lindbeck William & Margaret Marley Lee McAllister John & Pamela McCauley Margo McFarland J Michael McMahan & Katherine Ralston Lee Miller Kevin & Maureen O’Shea Ashley & Kesh Patel Al & Linda Reaser Bill & Karen Reifenberger James Rennie Richard & Candice Robinson Dennis & Ann Rooker David & Pam Rossetter Ann Rowe Eldred Runkle Kay Sands Peters Robert & Angela Sawyer

Elizabeth Scott Sherwin Williams* Mackenzie Smith Tiffany Smith Drue Spigle Suzanne & Ed Stephens Suzy Stone Thomas Strassburg Maureen & John Strazzullo Sylvia Sundin Kirk & Melinda Tanner Anne Bond Ternes Mac & Elsie Thompson TJL Environmental Health Consultants, Inc.* John Trimmer John Updike Doris & James Vargo Varian Partners in Giving Program Margaret & Don Wagner Weatherseal Insulation Tim & Peggy Williams Pegeen Woodall Arleen Yobs Lawrence Zippin

through $99 Anonymous (2) Eleanor Abbot Robert Adams Robert Alley Carol Baber Kathryn Bentley Felicity & Guy Blundon Linda Broadbent Cardinal Point Winery Brian & Patricia Carman Debbie Cash Kelly Ceppa Margaret Conklin

Above: Rebecca was an AHIP client eight years ago. In March, she became a donor. What an amazing happy ending made possible by so many friends.


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James Cook Diane Cronk Erin Davis Kim Davis Martha deJarnette John & Alice Fitch John & Susan Gainer Anne Gardner Carlton Garrett Stacy Gibson Garrett Gottesman Anne Hauser Susan Hazelrig Matt & Theresa Hodges Dick & Mary Howard Jonathan Jenkins Marcella Johnson Ruth Kavanaugh Mary Katherine King Marc Lebowitz Lembit & Karen Lilleleht Kim Lilley Susan Loose Julia Lyman Ann & Leo Mallek Gene & Catherine McGahren Sonia McGrath Chita & Frederick Middleton Morgan Stanley Lynne Morris Arlene Page Aniko & Blaise Pasztory John & Jacquie Pickering Bobbie Ann Pimm

Stephen & Sue Plaskon Orland & Angela Pompper Michael & Karen Powell Adele Pressimone Claudia & Chris Raiti Amy Rennolds LaDonna Ripberger Edwina St. Rose Tracy & Ed Scharer Jonathan Schnyer James & Joyce Scuffham Joanne & John Shepherd John Shepherd Elizabeth Spaulding Emily Stanton Joy Sterritt Abby Tammen Bryan & Jane Thomas George & Sally Thomas Susan Tortora Pam Turner Andrea & Tonchie Vest Adam Volentine Kevin Wagner Mark Wagner Ed Walker Roxanne & David White Gary & Donna Whitford Pam Whorley Page & Peggy Williams Jim & Joanne Wise

Special thanks to the following donors who supplied in-kind materials and items that significantly enhanced AHIP projects and community outreach. 2014 House Party Live & Silent Auction Aberdeen Barn Acme Stove Co. Albemarle Lock and Safe Terri Allard Ambassador Limousine American Shakespeare Center Arcadia Builders The Artful Lodger Ash Lawn Opera Christy Baker of Pigment Bizou Felicity & Guy Blundon Boar’s Head Inn Corbin Breaud Buffalo Wild Wings Builders Lighting Anne & Jim Burroughs Burtons Grill of Charlottesville Tim Carson Castle Hill Cider Cavalier Inn Certa Pro Painters Vito Cetta

Citizen Burger Clock Tower Restaurant and Bar Closet Factory Jack Crocker Crutchfield da Luca Bistro & Bar Derriere de Soie Design Studio No. 6 D.L. Crosby, Image Consultants Dominique Attaway Photography Elaine B. Jewelry Feast! Ferguson Enterprises Frank S. Eways Fine Rugs and Gallery Gasoline Alley Glass House Winery Joanne Gonzales Green Hills Club Andrea Hubbell I&J Home Builders, LLC & Realty Jeff Barratt Woodworking, LLC JMK Photography Keswick Hall King Family Vineyards Live Arts The Local Vocals The Market at Grelen Meadowcreek Golf Course Ken Mextorf Morgan & Company Mountfair Vineyards Natural Retreats

NOLAND Denise Nuñez Omni Hotel The Paramount Theater Patina Antiques, etc. Plantscapes Pomme to Go Reico Kitchen & Bath Rachel Reynolds Roxie Daisy Kay Sands Peters Serenescapes The Shade Shop Snow’s Garden Center Spring Creek Starbucks Coffee Starr Hill Kristin Streed Sunset Farm Studio Judith Sullivan Sweethaus T.E.A.L. Construction

Timberlake Lighting TimberStone Landscape Design + Build Trager Brothers Coffee Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar Charlottesville Virginia Men’s Basketball The Virginia Shop Wainwright Tile & Stone Shann Whited

2015 BRHBA Home & Garden Festival Better Living Components Central Virginia Waterproofing, Inc. NOLAND Rachel Reynolds RE/MAX Realty Specialists Rooter-Man of VA Stanley Martin Homes Serenescapes

We do our best to ensure every detail is right in thanking our donors, and we regret any inaccuracies. Please contact us at 434.817.2447 x41 to make a correction.

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