January 19, 2023 — AHC Inc. and Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland broke ground today on a 195-home, deeply affordable community. The development is one of the largest new construction, affordable development of its kind in Montgomery County, Maryland, and includes 85 hard-to-find, family-sized, three- and four-bedroom homes. The community will co-locate rental and homeownership housing […]
AHC residents of The Spire in Alexandria, Virginia, recently received free Chromebooks and two years of free Wi-Fi courtesy of a generous investment from Capital One. Capital One’s $174,000 investment helped AHC Inc. install the necessary equipment for a building-wide network, internet access through Comcast, and $25,000 to provide technical support and assistance to […]
This year, AHC took the important step of using a trauma-informed approach in working with residents. Why is this so important? “Recognizing the signs and symptoms of trauma in residents, families, and staff ultimately enhances our services and interactions,” explains Roxana Hernandez, Assistant Director of Community Engagement. “Some of our residents have complex histories […]
Students from 26 Virginia-based AHC properties recently participated in Amazon’s free Back-to-School Shop at Harvey Hall Apartments. Nearly 500 students, along with their parents, hand-picked their own clothing, shoes, school supplies, and other items to help them start the school year on equal footing with their peers. Amazon’s Back-to-School Shop was a part of Amazon’s inaugural Global Month […]
AHC Greater Baltimore (AHC-GB) recently received a 2022 Thome Aging Well grant to support the expansion of physical and mental health services at MonteVerde, a 300-apartment community for residents 55+ and people who are disabled. The $250,000 grant focuses on treating substance misuse and high emergency room use, reflecting the disproportionate impact of COVID and lack […]
AHC Surpasses Milestone of 1,100+ affordable homes in Fairfax County (September 8, 2022) AHC Inc., along with partner Insight Property Group, purchased the property formerly known as Colvin Woods Apartments located in Fairfax County, Virginia, for $72 million. Rebranded as Haven Reston, the 259-unit community will be preserved as affordable apartments for 30 years. The […]
By the end of the year, AHC’s residents at The Spire in Alexandria will have access to free, high-speed internet in their apartments and in all common areas of the building. A generous $174,000 investment from Capital One is helping make this project possible. It includes equipment installation for a building-wide network, internet access through […]
Recently, 1st-5th graders and counselors from AHC’s Gates of Ballston summer camp had a hands-on modern art experience. They visited Gallery 3700, home to Studio Pause’s newest exhibition, We PAUSED! Unbound. Studio PAUSE is an Arlington-based art studio created by award-winning artist Sushmita Mazumdar. The 9-year-old art studio is a safe space to explore creativity […]
Earlier this summer, fifth graders from AHC communities headed to college for the first time. They visited the University of Maryland as part of AHC’s Leaders in Training (LIT) program, a pilot program made possible this year through a Dominion Energy grant. The program included 12 Arlington students and led the group through the college and career path.
In June, the U.S. Treasury announced that AHC Inc. will receive $2M in federal funding from the prestigious Capital Magnet Fund. This funding will allow AHC to establish an internal revolving loan fund that will leverage an additional $20M in private capital to renovate at least 331 deeply affordable apartments at AHC communities in Northern Virginia, Baltimore, and suburban Maryland.
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