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.
AHC Inc. has officially launched the search for a new President and CEO. The organization is seeking visionary leadership for the staff and community as the organization continues to grow and enhance its holistic approach to providing services and high-quality affordable housing to thousands of residents in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC region.
Waterfront Station II, an innovative mixed-income, mixed-use project in Southwest Washington, DC, will include 450 homes, including 136 units (30%) that will be deeply affordable and available to households earning less than 50% of the area median income (AMI). Half of those will be set aside for households earning less than 30% of AMI. The $179.5 million project was strategically developed so the market units help subsidize the affordable apartments.
AHC Inc. announced it plans to transition its property management services to third-party management companies starting in January 2022. While managing the transition process into the new year, AHC Inc. will continue to focus on its mission to provide quality affordable housing and resident services, while engaging with residents and local leaders to help individuals and communities thrive.
When the pandemic prevented in-person learning opportunities, AHC’s Resident Services staff pivoted to online programming to keep students connected. As the year evolved, volunteers played a valuable role in providing different kinds of literacy-building opportunities for students. One such initiative was a weekly book club created by Anna Niepold, a senior at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, MD. The book club met weekly over Zoom, serving kindergarten through second graders in AHC’s Afterschool Program.
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.
The Montgomery County Planning Board has approved the site plan for a new six-acre mixed-income community at 4010 Randolph Road. The redevelopment, a partnership among AHC, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Maryland, and Interfaith Works, will provide nearly 200 affordable homes, including both rental and homeownership opportunities, at various incomes – including deeply affordable units at 30%, 40% and 50% AMI.
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.
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