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 Arlington-based nonprofit developer AHC Inc. is transforming the outdated property into a new affordable community with 256 apartments – almost doubling the original 137 homes.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.