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Our greatest reward is the success of our residents, thanks to secure homes and stable jobs.

Organization Awards

  • Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers, Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, 2018, 2016, 2015

  • Top 10 Nonprofit Developer, Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, 2018

  • Virginia Resolution commending AHC for the “organization’s accomplishments in preserving quality affordable housing for residents of the Commonwealth with limited economic means,” 2018

  • Best Nonprofit to Work For, Nonprofit Times, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010

  • Best Place to Work in Virginia, Virginia Business and Best Companies Group, 2016, 2014

  • #2 Affordable Housing Developer in Virginia, Affordable Housing Finance, 2018, 2014

  • Green Organization Award, NeighborWorks, 2014

  • Best Nonprofit Business, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, 2013

  • Developer of the Year, Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND), 2013, 2007


Property Awards

  • Best Large Affordable Housing Development, The Westerly, HAND, 2024

  • CoStar Impact Award, Multifamily Development of the Year for Washington D.C., The Westerly, 2024

  • Award for Religious Architecture, New Facilities, The Spire, 2022

  • DESIGNArlington Honorable Mention, The Apex, MTFA Architecture, 2022

  • Building Sustainability Award for Multifamily New Construction Project of the Year, The Apex, Viridant, 2021

  • Excellence in Affordable Housing, St. James Plaza, Urban Land Institute, 2020

  • Urban Catalyst Award, Channing E. Phillips Homes, American Institute of Architects, 2019

  • Best Affordable Housing Development in Virginia, St. James Plaza, Governor’s Housing Conference, 2018

  • Excellence in Construction, ABC Metro Washington, Mixed Use, St. James Plaza, Harkins Builders, 2018

  • Architectural Design Award, First Place New Construction, Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County, MD, Jackson Crossing, Bonstra-Haresign ARCHITECTS, 2016

  • Multifamily New Construction Project of the Year, Sustainable Leadership Awards, Viridiant (formerly EarthCraft Virginia), The Shell, Cunningham-Quill Architects, Harkins Builders, 2016

  • DesignARLINGTON Merit Award, Davis Place, Cunningham-Quill Architects, 2015

  • Excellence in Construction,  ABC Metro Washington, The Shell, Harkins Builders, 2015

  • Enterprise Green Communities Certification, Key’s Pointe, 2014

  • Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award, Metropolitan/Urban Housing, Union Rowe, 2013

  • Design Award for New Construction, Montgomery County Affordable Housing Conference, The Macedonian, Bonstra-Haresign ARCHITECTS, 2013

  • Award of Merit in Commercial Architecture, Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Davis Place, Cunningham-Quill Architects, 2013

  • DesignARLINGTON Merit Award, The Jordan, Bonstra-Haresign ARCHITECTS, 2011

  • Residential Design Award Winner, Davis Place, Cunningham-Quill Architects, 2010

  • DesignARLINGTON Merit Award and American Institute of Architects/DC Chapter Design Awards, The Shelton, Bonstra-Haresign ARCHITECTS, 2009

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Trust Board of Advisors’ Award, Gates of Ballston, 2009


Resident Services Awards

  • Certified Organization for Resident Engagement & Services (CORES), national certification program recognizes organizations with proven track record of providing quality resident services coordination in affordable rental housing, 2021

  • COVID-19 Community Hero for Outstanding Service, Arlington County, 2021

  • Innovation Award, MonteVerde Apartments Health and Wellness Program, Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition, 2019

  • New York Life’s National Summer Learning Awards Semi-finalist, 2014

  • Best Community Life Program, Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers, 2010

  • Ellen Bozman Award, 2009 (The Ellen M. Bozman Affordable Housing Award is given annually to an individual or organization who has significantly advanced efforts to increase the supply of and/or to improve the quality of affordable housing in Arlington.)

Volunteer and Staff Awards

  • Community Policing Partnership Award, Laney Parrott and Rebecca Koons, Arlington County Police Department 2024.

  • Game Changer Award, Virginia Housing Alliance, Milenka Coronel Samey, Assistant Director of Resident Services, 2023 

  • Volunteer Arlington Distinguished County Service Award, Bernie Piper, AHC volunteer, 2021

  • Volunteer Arlington Youth Service Award, Ameerah Chaudry, AHC volunteer, 2021

  • Volunteer Arlington Lifetime of Service, Hanh Nguyen, former AHC employee and current volunteer, 2020

  • Safety Net Frontline Worker, Arlington Community Foundation, Norma Hernandez, Resident Services Manager, 2020

  • Arlington Cares Award, Distinguished County Service Award, Marymount Women’s Lacrosse Team, AHC Afterschool Volunteers, 2018

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