Our residents include restaurant employees, construction workers, housekeepers, college grads, teachers, and retirees relying on social security.

AHC’s thousands of residents reflect the vibrant, diverse population that has shaped the Washington/Baltimore region for decades. All share a common need for an affordable, safe and convenient high-quality place to live.


Who qualifies for affordable housing?

AHC primarily serves families who earn between 30% and 60% of the Area Median Income. Area Median Income, or AMI, is the middle income in a given area and is the measurement that qualifies families and individuals for affordable housing. In Arlington, for example, the 2015 median income for a family of four is $109,200. To qualify for AHC’s housing, a family of four can earn up to $65,520 (60% of AMI). Similarly, a single person can earn up to $45,900. Although HUD guidelines suggest a family should not spend more than 30 percent of its annual income for housing, that is often unrealistic for many families living in a region as expensive as the mid-Atlantic.

Regional housing information



AHC offers services for our residents

For more than 20 years, AHC has provided educational services and programs to help our residents build better lives for themselves and their families. Learn more.

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