AHC Inc., a regional non-profit affordable housing developer based in Arlington, VA, elected six new Board members during its Annual Meeting on October 19, 2021. “This year, we are intentionally broadening the Board perspective by bringing together diverse voices and lived experiences, including two AHC community residents from Silver Spring and Arlington, and community leaders from Montgomery County, the District of Columbia, Alexandria and Fairfax,” said Susan Cunningham, Interim President and CEO.
Over the past few months, we have made significant progress resolving deferred maintenance and resident concerns at The Serrano Apartments, which is under new management by our partner Drucker + Falk. We want to thank each of you for your partnership, honesty, and patience as we work with residents to make every home at The Serrano — and at every AHC apartment community — welcoming and comfortable.
On Friday, August 13, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge, Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08), and City of Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson visited AHC affordable housing community, The Spire, as part of a larger discussion about the nationwide affordable housing crisis.
AHC Inc. is breaking ground on the redevelopment of Arlington View Terrace East (AVT), a garden-style affordable housing community located on Arlington’s Columbia Pike, one of the County’s main corridors. The $39 million new construction project will create an expanded, sustainably designed community, which will provide residents with modern conveniences, such as free WiFi, a community room, fitness room, courtyard, and parking garage, as well as advanced green-building systems including roof-top solar.
Since the beginning of the outbreak, some 250 volunteers regularly donated their time and energy to work hand-in-hand with AHC’s staff and ensure that affordable housing residents continued to receive vital services. In addition, numerous community organizations and more than 100 volunteers helped AHC expand its food distribution program from six to 26 sites. Volunteers also continued to tutor and mentor K-12 students virtually, providing a critical lifeline to students struggling to keep up with the curriculum during the pandemic.