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.
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.
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.
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.