With sledge hammers and shovels, local leaders, community members and partners helped kick off the redevelopment of The Berkeley, an aging affordable apartment complex in Arlington, VA. Arlington-based nonprofit developer AHC Inc. is transforming the outdated property into a new affordable community with 256 apartments – almost doubling the original 137 homes. The $100 million redevelopment is expected to welcome residents in 2020.
In early June, AHC Inc. honored 20 high school graduates. Our class of 2018’s achievements are remarkable. Perhaps most life-changing, ALL of the students are the first in their families to attend college. Together, the group earned more than $613,000 in scholarships. Many students have participated in AHC’s programs for years. Three of this year’s class has been in AHC’s education programs since Kindergarten.
With brand new college t-shirts and big smiles, 20 high school seniors proudly announced where they are going to college during AHC Inc.’s recent College Signing Day. The students, participants in AHC’s College & Career Readiness Program, are all the first in their families to achieve this milestone.
Working together, nonprofit developer AHC Inc. and the City of Alexandria successfully transformed three acres previously owned by St. James United Methodist Church into a vibrant, mixed-use, mixed-income community with an onsite preschool operated by The Campagna Center. The site will also include 31 market-rate townhomes constructed by Craftmark. Families began moving into St. James Plaza in mid-March.
NeighborWorks America (NW) was founded 40 years ago as a grassroots approach to creating better, more affordable homes in places that need them most. AHC Inc. is proud to have been a NeighborWorks partner since 2001. Since then, we have received $13 million in assistance, which we have leveraged with public and private investment to develop more than 5,000 affordable and workforce housing units.
AHC Inc. is delighted to announce that Wanda L. Pierce has joined its Board of Directors. Ms. Pierce has more than 25 years of successful management experience in the nonprofit and corporate sectors. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of the Arlington Community Foundation. For a portion of her childhood, Ms. Pierce lived in affordable housing and has seen first-hand what a difference affordable housing can make.
The Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a proposed 113-unit affordable housing development – a partnership between AHC Inc. and the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. In addition to the development approvals, the City Council also unanimously endorsed a loan of up to $9 million to help facilitate the project as well as a grant of $350,000 to provide rental assistance to make 12 units deeply affordable.
Twenty-five years ago, AHC’s Resident Services program began with a small seed of an idea – children at loose ends needed something to do. In 1993, a part-time staff member started providing some basic activities at Woodbury Park Apartments. Today, the program has blossomed to full-time staff at six community centers in Arlington and three […]
This holiday season, AHC Inc. staff teamed up with residents of all ages to start new traditions and spread holiday spirit in their close-knit communities.
In 2017, AHC worked on 13 different development projects to produce nearly 1,800 new, preserved or renovated quality affordable apartments for low-income families, senior citizens, young professionals and hardworking individuals in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.
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