Albemarle Housing Improvement Program
The Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP) was founded in 1976 to assist low-income Albemarle County residents obtain safe and secure housing. As of, the program has over 400 families on its waiting list. 
History of the organization
When Hurricane Camille struck central Virginia in 1969, volunteers helped rehabilitate thousands of homes damaged by high winds. During this time, they became aware of substandard conditions. Eventually the group incorporated to continue the mission of increasing the availability of affordable and safe homes.
Block by Block
One of AHIP's offerings is the Block by Block program which provides for loans for rehabilitation of existing structures that are forgiven unless the homeowner sells the house during the term of the loan. 
Board of Directors
- Philip Garland, President
- Alison DeTuncq, Treasurer
- Nana Akyeampong-Ghartey
- Karla Bower
- Vito Cetta
- Wallace Gibson
- Ruth Henderson
- J. Barrett Jones
- Julie Jones
- Kurt Keesecker
- Mike Peoples
- Leslie Harris Scott
- Frank Stoner
- Keith Woodard
- Jennifer Jacobs, Executive Director
- Jane Andrews, Associate Director for Community Construction in Albemarle
- Joyce Dudek, Associate Director for Community Construction in Charlottesville
- Claudette Greene, Property Manager for Park's Edge Apartments
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- Web. City Council Agenda for June 19, 2017, Government publication, City of Charlottesville, retrieved June 17, 2017.
- "AHIP | About AHIP | Board." Albemarle Housing Improvement Program. Web. 08 Apr. 2010. <http://www.ahipva.org/html/getinvolved/about/board.htm>.
- Web. More than $500,000 in grants awarded, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, December 15, 2010, retrieved December 15, 2010.