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Safety Net Nonprofits Provide School Supplies to Students In Need

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Safety Net Nonprofits Provide School Supplies to Students In Need

(Arlington, VA – August 2, 2020) – AHC Inc., a nonprofit affordable housing developer based in Arlington, VA, is proud to announce our participation in the “Buy a Neighbor School Supplies” program, a new community partnership to provide school supplies and resources to students in need in Arlington, VA.

“AHC is delighted to partner with our fellow Arlington safety net nonprofits to help our residents start school with the supplies they need to succeed,” said Susan Davidson, AHC’s Resident Services Director. “Our Resident Services program has a long history of  providing our students with back-to-school supplies. This year, as families struggle even more due to financial strains and complications of virtual learning caused by the pandemic, we are grateful to work with the community to address this immense challenge together.”

The collaborative initiative includes Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN); Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH); AHC Inc.; Bonder & Amanda Johnson Community Development Corp; Bridges to Independence; Edu-Futuro; OAR of Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church; and Volunteer Arlington.

Neighbors can support children and families for as little as $10. All donations will be combined to provide gift cards, allowing families to purchase their own school supplies, health and safety supplies, and any additional resources they need for at-home or distance learning for the 2020-2021 school year.

Community members can donate on the Volunteer Arlington website until August 23.

For more information and to donate, visit the Volunteer Arlington website at https://bit.ly/buyaneighborschoolsupplies

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About AHC

Founded in 1975, AHC Inc. is a nonprofit developer of affordable housing that provides qualtiy homes and education programs for low- and moderate-income families. Based in Arlington, VA, AHC has developed more than 7,500 apartment units in 50+ properties in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. AHC’s Resident Services program reaches 3,000 children, teens, adults and seniors each year through onsite education and social service programs and activities. For more information, visit www.ahcinc.org 

Media Contact

Celia Slater, AHC Inc.
571-228-5948
celia.slater@ahcinc.org

 

AHC Waives Evictions and Late Fees Through 2020

Rental Relief Program Update for AHC Residents

Dear AHC Residents,

I hope you and your loved ones are well.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we at AHC Management understand that many residents are experiencing difficult financial situations. To help, we are extending our current rental relief programs in order to provide you with more flexibility on rental payments for the rest of 2020.

For all residents who are experiencing financial difficulties because of COVID-19, AHC Management has suspended all late fees and evictions until December 31, 2020. In addition, AHC Management will make sure that there will be NO RENT INCREASES for all residents through January 1, 2021.

 Our top priority is to help you and your family stay in your home during this challenging time. This is why we have been working with many local agencies to provide additional resources for all AHC residents to help reduce the risk of eviction for anyone living in our communities.

Here’s how we can help:

  • Contact us: Our Resident Services team has been working hard to provide our residents with emergency assistance. Please contact our director, Susan Davidson, at susan.davidson@ahcinc.org  or 703-486-0626 x 1112 for more information on how we can help you.
  • Payment Plan: We have created special payment plans to help spread out payments on rent balances for up to a year. If you have an outstanding balance on your rent and would like to use an extended payment plan, please contact the management office for more information.

We hope these measures and resources will help you and your family during this difficult time. However, it is important to note that we cannot waive or forgive your rent balance, so we encourage you to continue paying your rent on time as much as possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 703-271-8400 or email ahcm@ahcmgmt.com.

As we navigate this unprecedented situation, we remain committed to YOU – our residents. AHC Management is more than a company – we are a family, and we care about the wellbeing of our community.

Stay safe and healthy,

Michael Werner
Senior Vice President, AHC Management, LLC

 

 

 

Coronavirus Resources for AHC Residents

AHC Resident Resources


The health, safety and well-being of our residents is of utmost importance to us. The following information is designed to help residents find resources and emergency services to meet their needs during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Information is updated as it becomes available. 

Frequently Asked Questions for AHC Residents

Have questions about paying rent, what AHC Management is doing to keep apartment communities healthy, or what you can do to help? Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below.

Virginia and Maryland Resources

Please click below to find local services in the Virginia and Maryland communities we serve.


AHC Resources: Stay in Touch and Get Help 

Get connected to emergency help.

If you need financial help, food, health information or have other emergency needs, our Resident Services staff can connect you to services that can help. Please contact Susan Davidson at 703-486-0626 ext. 1112 or Susan.Davidson@ahcinc.org.  

Stay in touch through free App.

Please sign up for the free Rent Café App, which helps us stay connected through email or text. You can also use the app to pay rent or schedule maintenance. To register, download the Rent Cafe App or go to your apartment’s website and click on “Resident Login.” You will need to call your leasing office for your registration code or use the phone number you gave us when you moved in.

Avoid Coronavirus Scams

CDC guidelines to protect yourself and others

  • Stay home and speak to your healthcare provider if you develop fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
  • If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.
  • Call your doctor or local urgent care center before going in.
  • In adults, emergency warning signs*:
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to arouse
    • Bluish lips or face
    • *This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptom that is severe or concerning.
    • Keep away from others who are sick
  • Limit close contact with others as much as possible (about 6 feet)

CDC Resources

Senior Citizens and Others At-Risk for Serious Illness


Education Resources for Children and Teens

Coronavirus Information

General 

  • Scholastic Learn at Home is offering virtual learning opportunities for children from pre-k through 9th grade. The site offers day-by-day projects to keep kids thinking, learning and growing. 
  • Khan Academy, a free online learning platform, has daily schedules for students in pre-K through 12th grade.
  • Outschool is offering free live, online classes for public school students through the end of the school year.
  • Kennedy Center Education artist-in-residence and children’s book author Mo Willems is hosting daily drawing projects called Lunch Doodles.
  • PBS Kids is sending out a daily newsletter to subscribers that’s filled with activities and educational games for kids ages 2 through 8.

Reading

  • Library of Congress is hosting virtual read-alouds and drawing classes with authors. Captain Underpants’ author Dave Pilkey kicks off the series on Friday, April 3 at 8 am. The sessions will be videotaped and available through the Library’s website. 

Science and Technology

Adult Education

  • Byte Back Learning is offering free classes this spring to adults who are interested in building a computer-based career. 
  • LinkedIn is offering free business development courses through LinkedIn Learning that are centered on remote working.


Free Services

 

Affordable Housing Redevelopment Moves Forward with $8.23 Million Arlington County Allocation

The Arlington County Board allocated $8.23 million in funding to help redevelop AHC Inc.’s Arlington View Terrace apartment community at 1420 South Rolfe Street. The allocation includes a $7.25 million loan from the County’s Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) and $984,000 of Transit Oriented Affordable Housing (TOAH) grant funds.

Located on the eastern end of Columbia Pike, Arlington View Terrace is a garden-apartment style community with seven two- and three-story red brick buildings. The redevelopment will demolish the largest building on the site, which includes 30 apartments, and replace it with a new EarthCraft Certified Gold structure with 77 apartments.

Once completed, the expanded apartment community will provide affordable homes to 124 individuals and families earning between 30% and 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), which ranges from $36,400 to $72,780 for a family of four, for 75 years.

“The Arlington View Terrace redevelopment enables AHC to add much-needed affordable living opportunities in a rapidly gentrifying area along Columbia Pike, said AHC President and CEO Walter D. Webdale. “The new building will also help diversify housing options with 15 new three-bedroom apartments, eight fully accessible units and 10% of the new apartments designated for households earning no more than 30% AMI,” said AHC President and CEO Walter D. Webdale.

AHC is also exploring solar panels and a possible partnership with Connect Arlington to provide free Wi-Fi for residents at the site.

“As Arlington faces an ongoing challenge to provide adequate affordable housing, the Arlington View Terrace project is an innovative approach to not only preserving affordability, but also addressing environmental and equity issues,” said Arlington Board Chair Libby Garvey.  

The $38 million redevelopment’s next step is to apply for competitive Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, which will be awarded later this year. 

AHC Inc., a nonprofit developer based in Arlington, VA, builds and preserves affordable and mixed-income housing in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. Since 1975, AHC has developed more than 7,500 apartments in the mid-Atlantic region, including nearly 4,000 in Arlington. AHC’s Resident Services program reaches 3,000 children, teens, adults and seniors each year through onsite education and social service programs and activities.