2015 Best Practice Award Winner: Innovative Home Repair Methods
Appalachia Service Project was the recipient. ASP volunteers nominated them for the award. Dennis Burley, ASP’s Home Repair Coordinator, accepted the award. “We focus on energy efficiency, with the goal of reducing costs for the homeowner,” he explained. One system the organization has adopted for mobile homes has shown a 50 percent reduction in energy bills according to the homeowners. This innovative structure-wrapping technique not only saves money for the homeowners, it is cost-effective, easy for volunteers to complete, and the finished project is almost maintenance free.
Milford Housing Development Corporation received honorable mention in this award category for their oversight committee that determines potential program participant’s eligibility and assesses the emergency nature of the work requested. Committee members represent a cross-section of the county’s population and include at least one person who is a former program participant.