Building on decades of commitment.
AHC was founded in 1975 by a group of concerned Arlington citizens in partnership with Arlington County, a collaboration forged by concerns over the cost and scarcity of affordable housing. As the housing challenge continued to grow throughout the mid-Atlantic region, AHC evolved to answer the need.
Over the years, AHC has developed 50+ properties providing more than 7,500 affordable, workforce, and market-rate homes.
True to our roots, we remain the oldest and largest developer of affordable housing in Arlington, where we continue to have the largest concentration of our properties.
1975 – AHC founded in Arlington, VA. Home improvement program for low- and moderate-income homeowners starts.
1980 – AHC purchases first affordable rental community.
1993- Resident Services program founded as a pathway to better futures for our residents.
1999 – Summer Camp program begins.
2004 – AHC Greater Baltimore opened.
2005 – First Baltimore County property acquired.
2006 – First Fairfax County property acquired.
2009 – First Montgomery County property acquired.
2014 – First project in Alexandria, VA breaks ground.
2014 – First Washington, DC partnership established.
2016 – AHC launches its resident’s service program, College and Career Readiness, to help support young scholars in our communities.
2016 – AHC celebrates its 40th Anniversary.
2019 – AHC Greater Baltimore wins the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition’s 2019 Innovation Award for its Health & Wellness Program at MonteVerde Apartments.
2022 – AHC Board names Paul Bernard as the new Chief Executive Officer.