APAH is an award-winning, community-based nonprofit real estate developer that owns and preserves quality housing for families who earn less than 60% of the average median income, providing 2,320 households across the DC Metro region with quality rental homes and the critical supports that go with them – from courses in ESL (English as a Second Language) to backpacks for the new school year. Safety-net services like food distribution, eviction prevention, and connections to emergency funding are provided alongside programs that build self-sufficiency, including workshops in workforce development, financial education, and civic engagement. 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. With your help, it can happen.

Headquarters: VA-Arlington County

Where They Operate: VA-Arlington County

Age Groups Served: All

Population(s) Served: All

  • Number of residents living at APAH properties.:   2,737
  • Number of residents who received individual support services in 2015, including eviction prevention, utility assistance and referrals.:   798.
  • Number of resident services programs offered in 2015.:   397.
  • Number of volunteers in 2015.:   511.

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


Budget (FY2023)

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

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