Arlington County estimates that more than half of the housing deemed affordable in 2000 has since become unaffordable – an astonishing transformation of over 10,000 rental homes. So the work of the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing could not be more critical. As the only non-profit housing developer working exclusively in the County, APAH owns and preserves quality housing for Arlington families who earn less than 60% of the average median income, providing over 1,200 households with quality rental homes and critical supports that go with them – from courses in English as a Second Language to new backpacks for the new school year. Classes in workplace skills, financial education, health and well-being, and community engagement are on the docket for the coming year. Partnerships with other providers mean APAH reaches out to young, single mothers pursuing their education, the formerly homeless with severe mental illness, and women and families exiting shelter programs. Safe, secure, affordable housing and supportive services are the keys to independence and self-sufficiency. With your help, it can happen.

Headquarters: VA-Arlington County

Where They Operate: VA-Arlington County

Age Groups Served: All

Population(s) Served: All

Combined Federal Campaign Number: 89862

United Way Agency Number: 8403

Awards & Recognition

2015 Nonprofit Award, Leadership Arlington

2015 Metropolitan/Urban Housing Winner, Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards (for Arlington Mill Residences)

2015 Excellence in Housing Development Award, Urban Land Institute (for Arlington Mill Residences, together with Arlington County's Arlington Mill Community Center)

2014, 2011, 2008 Developer of the Year, Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND)

2014 Best Housing Development in Virginia, Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference(for Arlington Mill Residences)

2014 MultiFamily New Construction Project of the Year, EarthCraft Virginia (for Arlington Mill Residences)

2011 Prize for Innovation and Impact, Arlington Community Foundation

2010 Award for Exceptional Commitment to Arlington County's Permanent Supportive Housing Program, Arlington County

2009 Innovation Award, HAND (for our innovative partnership with nonprofit Doorways for Women and Families)

2009 Best Project Northern Virginia, HAND (for Parc Rosslyn)

2008 Best Nonprofit, Arlington County Chamber of Commerce

2007 Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers of the Year, Affordable Housing Finance Magazine


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Budget (FY2013)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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