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Gloucester Housing Partnership adapts its normal operations during pandemic

The Gloucester Housing Partnership, a nonprofit organization that focuses on housing repair for Gloucester residents, has had to adapt its normal operations over the past few months because, well, nothing about 2020 has been normal.

GHP works by accepting applications from individuals and putting the projects up to bid to contractors. Chairman Bob Tschirhart said that, since the start of the pandemic, GHP has had to shift all of its focus to exterior repairs. He said that it’s due to the risk contractors and homeowners face when entering a home.

The only work GHP can do for interior repairs has to be considered an emergency. In those circumstances, Tschir-hart said, the homeowner may be asked to not be in the house while repairs are being made.

Emergency situations in general aren’t uncommon for GHP, who provided support to the victims of the tornado caused by Tropical Storm Isaias. Tschirhart said that the organization received the call from Gloucester County Emergency Manag...

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