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.