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For more information or to schedule an interview with APAH President/CEO Nina Janopaul, please contact Linda Kelleher at (703) 276-7444 ext. 102 or via e-mail at apah@apah.org.
 
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Celebrates Grand Opening of Arlington Mill Residences
ARLINGTON, Va. (March 24, 2014) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) celebrated the grand opening of the 122-unit Arlington Mill Residences on March 24, 2014. This building is a partnership between Arlington County and APAH using the innovative concept of public land for housing.
 
APAH Purchases Arna Valley View Apartments Preserves Affordability
ARLINGTON, Va. (February 28, 2014) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) today purchased the 101-unit Arna Valley View Apartments, preserving an affordable rental housing community in close-in this South Arlington location. With the purchase of Arna Valley View, APAH now provides housing to 1,218 Arlington households at 14 properties.
 
Arlington County Board Approves Plan for New Affordable Housing Development
ARLINGTON, Va. (January 27, 2014) - On January 26, the Arlington County Board unanimously approved The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) proposal to redevelop their Carlyn Springs Apartments and create 71 net new committed affordable rental apartments.
 
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Awarded Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Grant
ARLINGTON, Va. (March 21, 2013) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) today announced it was awarded the prestigious Neighborhood Builders grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The Neighborhood Builders program recognizes local nonprofits that are critical in creating economically and socially vibrant communities and supports them with a $200,000 unrestricted grant that is paid over two years and leadership development for nonprofit directors and emerging leaders.
 
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Makes Ten Apartments Available at Reduced Rents for Arlington's Most Vulnerable Population
ARLINGTON, Va. (October 2, 2012) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing today announced an innovative, long-term program to provide 10 apartments at very low rents to house Arlington's most vulnerable homeless population, as part of Arlington's 100 Homes Campaign and the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.
 
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Closes Financing; Construction to Begin on Arlington Mill Residences
ARLINGTON, Va. (August 30, 2012) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) today announced the closing of financing for Arlington Mill Residences (901 S. Buchanan Street., 22209). Financed by equity from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and construction loan proceeds from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA), Arlington Mill will be the first new construction of committed affordable housing along Columbia Pike. The apartments will be completed in December 2013.
 
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Announce Tax Credit Equity Partnership
ARLINGTON, Va. (May 14, 2012) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) today announced that Bank of America Merrill Lynch was selected as the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) equity partner for construction of Arlington Mill Residences. The $2.1 million in annual tax credits will finance Arlington Mill Residences (901 S. Dinwiddie Street, 22209), the first new-construction committed affordable housing construction to be built along Columbia Pike.
 
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Names 2011 Affordable Housing Honorees
ARLINGTON, Va. (September 30, 2011) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) today announced the 2011 Affordable Housing Honorees who will be honored at the APAH Annual Fundraiser on October 19, 2011, from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm, at the Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington, VA.
 
APAH Purchases Marbella Apartments Preserves Affordability
ARLINGTON, Va. (June 20, 2011) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) today purchased the 134-unit Marbella Apartments, preserving an affordable rental housing community in a close-in, transit-rich location. With the purchase of Marbella, APAH now provides housing to 995 Arlington households at 12 properties.
 
Arlington Mill Residences Awarded Tax Credit Allocation
ARLINGTON, Va. (June 16, 2011) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) was awarded an allocation of $2.13 million in low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) from the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) for Arlington Mill Residences on June 8. The tax credit allocation moves construction of this 122-unit new development another step closer to breaking ground as planned in mid 2012.
 
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Named Developer of the Year
ARLINGTON, Va. (May 26, 2011) - The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) today awarded the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) its highest tribute, "Developer of the Year." This signature award recognizes the outstanding overall achievement of a nonprofit affordable housing developer in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. APAH received the award at HANDŐs 20th Anniversary Meeting on May 26, 2011.
 
APAH on YouTube
ARLINGTON, Va. (May 4, 2011) APAH participated in the Alliance for Housing Solutions (AHS) State of Affordable Housing.
 
APAH on Arlington Independent Media (AIM)
APAH CEO Nina Janopaul is interviewed by AIM producer Michael Shea on Comcast channel 69 and Verizon channel 38.
 
APAH's Buchanan Gardens Apartments Groundbreaking Launches Major Renovation
ARLINGTON, Va. (April 28, 2011) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) Groundbreaking Celebration for Buchanan Gardens Apartments today launches the beginning of a major renovation of this 111-unit 100% affordable housing community in the Columbia Pike corridor.
 
Innovative Nonprofit Partnership Provides Affordable Apartments to Arlington' s Most Vulnerable Families
ARLINGTON, Va. (March 3, 2011) - Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing(APAH) and Doorways for Women and Families announced a major milestone in their innovative partnership that enables Doorways to house five families in family-size, safe and stable apartments at extremely low rents while providing needed social services to help keep them in their homes.
 
Arlington Mill Residences Approved by the Arlington County Board
ARLINGTON, Va. (February 14, 2011) - The Arlington County Board unanimously approved the Use Permit amendment and Option for Ground Lease for Arlington Mill Residences on February 12. The approval puts the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) one step closer to its goal of building 122 new, affordable homes in the changing Columbia Pike corridor.
 
APAH Named Outstanding Nonprofit by Catalogue for Philanthropy
ARLINGTON, Va. (December 20, 2010) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable (APAH) is pleased to announce that it was selected as one of the 70 outstanding nonprofits to be featured in the 2010-2011 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington.
 
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing selected to Develop Mixed-Income Property on Columbia Pike
ARLINGTON, Va. (October 5, 2010) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) is pleased to announce that we have been selected as developer for the Arlington Mill Residences by Arlington County. The Residences will create a new-construction 122-unit apartment community as part of the County's visionary mixed-use redevelopment of a site at the northeast corner of Columbia Pike and S. Dinwiddie St.
 
Funding Approved for Renovating APAH's Buchanan Gardens Apartment
ARLINGTON, Va. (June 8, 2010) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) today announced that the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) approved an allocation of Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to fund renovation of the 111-unit Buchanan Garden Apartments, following a highly competitive process. Renovation will increase the number of family-sized, committed affordable housing units in the Columbia Pike Corridor. APAH purchased Buchanan Gardens on December 29, 2009, supported with a loan from Arlington County.
 
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Purchases Buchanan Gardens
ARLINGTON, Va. (December 29, 2009) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), today announced the purchase of Buchanan Gardens, a garden apartment complex of 111 units, thereby assuring that these apartments will remain committed to affordable housing and rented to those earning 60 percent or less of area median income in Arlington, Virginia for the next 60 years.
 
APAH Receives Predevelopment Grant
 
ARLINGTON, Va. (November 12, 2009) - Citi Foundation has given a $25,000 grant to the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) for Phase I of the Queens Court Predevelopment Project.
 
Save the Date - APAH's 20th Anniversary Fundraiser is September 16, 2009
 
ARLINGTON, Va. (June 29, 2009) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) is celebrating its 20th anniversary on September 16, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, on the roof of Parc Rosslyn, its signature high-rise apartment complex with dramatic views of Washington.
 
Parc Rosslyn Receives US Silver LEED Certification
 
ARLINGTON, Va. (June 11, 2009) - On Thursday, June 5th, the US Green Building Council certified Parc Rosslyn Apartments as Arlington County's first multifamily residential property to achieve a Silver ranking in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
 
APAH Wins Two Housing Achievement Awards
 
ARLINGTON, Va. (May 11, 2009) - Building on last year's success, the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) won two prestigious awards from the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND).
 
Housing Achievement Awards Recognize Local Nonprofit
 
ARLINGTON, Va. (May 8, 2009) - This June, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) was honored with two prestigious awards from the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND).
 
APAH, DHS Expand Supportive Housing Partnership
 
ARLINGTON, Va. (March 3, 2009) - Homelessness rose 10% in Arlington County between 2005 and 2007, and with the recent economic crisis, it is expected to increase further. The hardest hit and most vulnerable group in Arlington County are those whose disabilities prevent them from working or lead them to work in entry-level or lower level jobs.
 
NEW LEADERSHIP FOR APAH
 
PARC ROSSLYN HOLDS GRAND OPENING IN OCTOBER
 
ARLINGTON, Va. (Fall, 2008) - Rosslyn's newest residential building, Parc Rosslyn at 1531 Pierce Street, held its grand opening ceremony in October. The long awaited mixed-income residential tower, developed by the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), welcomed the first residents in June 2008. This unique project, which transferred density from Hillside Park across the street, is a redevelopment of a 22-unit affordable garden apartment building owned by APAH. Hillside Park remains as open space next door.
 
APAH AND PARTNERS CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF PARC ROSSLYN
 
APAH CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF PARC ROSSLYN
 
GRAND OPENING OF PARC ROSSLYN
 
SAVE THE DATE! GRAND OPENING OF PARC ROSSLYN
 
HISTORIC RESTORATION OF FISHER HOUSE APARTMENTS CREATES 33 REHABILITATED HOMES FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA
 
ARLINGTON, Va. (April 29, 2008) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), the Virginia Housing Development Authority, Arlington County and Enterprise Community Investment, Inc. (Enterprise) today announced the grand opening of Fisher House apartments, a complex of 33 newly renovated homes for individuals and families earning 60 percent or less of area median income in Arlington, Virginia. Built in 1941, Fisher House is part of Arlington's Westover Historic District and underwent a two-year historic rehabilitation of its four 3-story buildings, retaining original building materials and details matching the period layout. Senator Mary Margaret Whipple and Arlington County Board member Barbara Favola joined project partners to welcome residents back to their new homes.
 
APAH RECEIVES THE HOUSING ASSOCIATION OF NONPROFIT DEVELOPER'S (HAND) HIGHEST AWARD, THE DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR AWARD
 
"On April 22nd the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) received the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developer's (HAND) highest award, the Developer of the Year Award. Competition for the HAND annual awards was strong, including 42 entrants from three states. The Developer of the Year award recognizes the "outstanding overall achievement of a nonprofit affordable housing developer" in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia. This award honors APAH's tremendous growth in 2007 and exciting contributions to the field of affordable housing."
 
APAH WINS AN ABBIE BEST BUSINESS AWARD
 
APAH has been chosen to receive an ABBIE Best Business Award from the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. The award is for "businesses that deliver exceptional quality of service to their customers, are industry leaders or offer a unique approach to delivery of goods or services and display an interest in and concern for the Arlington community." This is a great honor for APAH, and we are grateful to the Arlington Chamber of Commerce for recognizing the important contributions APAH makes to the Arlington County economy. The awards breakfast will be held May 13th, 2008.
 
APAH BRINGS ADDITIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO ARLINGTON
 
ARLINGTON, Va. (September 19, 2007) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) will celebrate the renovation of its latest acquisition, Courthouse Crossings Apartments, with a special grand opening ceremony on Tuesday, September 25 from 4 pm – 6 pm. Virginia and Arlington County officials, residents and neighbors will join the grand opening ceremony at Courthouse Crossings at 1220 North Scott Street.
 
ARLINGTON PARTNERSHIP FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING NAMES JAMES PRITCHETT DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
 
ARLINGTON, Va. (September 6, 2007) – Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), a leading non-profit developer of affordable housing in Arlington, Virginia, today announced that James A. Pritchett has joined the organization as Director of Real Estate Development.
 
APAH ANNOUNCES NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUND TO HONOR DOUGLAS PETERSON
 
ARLINGTON, Va. (June 14, 2007) – The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) has created The Douglas Peterson Affordable Housing Development Fund in recognition of Douglas Peterson's lifelong commitment to affordable housing in Arlington. Peterson recently stepped down as APAH's executive director after a 7-year tenure.
 

LEADERSHIP TRANSITION IN THE ARLINGTON PARTNERSHIP FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

ARLINGTON, Va. (March 29, 2007) – The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) will say farewell to Douglas Peterson, Executive Director since 2000, and Nina Janopaul, a respected affordable housing expert, has been named his successor.
 

ARLINGTON PARTNERSHIP FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING BREAKS GROUND FOR GROUND-BREAKING AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN ROSSLYN

ARLINGTON, Va. (January 25, 2007) – On Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 11:00 am, the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) will break ground for Rosslyn Ridge, an innovative apartment building to be constructed using green building practices.
 

APAH NAMES NEW PRESIDENT

ARLINGTON, Va. (January 28, 2006) – The Board of Directors of Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) recently elected Richard Herbst President and Chair of the APAH Board. Other new officers included Carolyn Settles, Vice-President and Rita Bamberger, Secretary. Doug Dowling continues as Treasurer.
 

NEW STRATEGIC PLAN GUIDES FUTURE: APAH TO TRIPLE INVENTORY BY 2010
CREATING 1,165 AFFORDABLE UNITS FOR ARLINGTON'S HOUSING STOCK

ARLINGTON, Va. (January 26, 2006) – The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) is taking unprecedented steps to safeguard affordable housing in Arlington County by making a commitment to triple the number of apartments it owns over the next five years-holding an inventory of 1,165 apartments. Instead of purchasing new buildings, APAH will redevelop its own properties, offering a mixture of both affordable and market rate apartments to people unable to afford high rents. Resident services programs will also be expanded so residents can improve their skills, get better jobs and become more self-sufficient.
 

ARLINGTON PARTERSHIP FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING CELEBRATES NEW AND RENOVATED AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS IN HIGH VIEW PARK
CAMERON COMMONS HIGHLIGHTS APAH'S COMMITMENT TO FAMILY-SIZED HOUSING

ARLINGTON, Va. (February 28, 2006)– The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) today celebrated the completion of a five-unit apartment building on the grounds of its recently renovated Cameron Commons Apartments with an Open House attended by elected officials, community leaders and Cameron Commons residents. The event, sponsored by Virginia Commerce Bank, was held at Cameron Commons, 2036 North Cameron Street in North Arlington.
 

Redevelopment Quadruples Affordable Housing Units Near Rosslyn Metro
APAH Project Approved by Arlington County Board

ARLINGTON, Va. – Non-profit housing developer The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) has received the go-ahead for more than quadrupling the number of affordable housing units at its garden-style apartment community known as Rosslyn Ridge, located near the Rosslyn Metro station in Arlington, Virginia.
 

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Celebrates
210 New Affordable Units

Columbia Grove Marks First Foray into South Arlington

Arlington, Virginia (September 24, 2003) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) today celebrated their latest acquisition, Columbia Grove Apartments, with a special ceremony featuring elected officials, community leaders and Columbia Grove residents . . . More>
 

APAH Honored for Renovation, Preservation of Lorcom Arms Apartments

Arlington, Virginia (May 8, 2003) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) will receive the 2002 Housing Achievement Award for "Project of the Year in Northern Virginia" by the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND). . . More>
 

APAH Founders Honored For Outstanding Community Service

Arlington, VA (May 5, 2003) - William Nary and Dolores Leckey, two founding members of the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), have been recognized for their distinguished service to Arlington County. . . More>
 

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Announces New Acquisition

Arlington, Virginia (February 25, 2003) - The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) is pleased to announce that the Arlington County Board on Saturday approved their plans to purchase the Columbia Grove Apartments, located at 1010 South Frederick Street . . . More>
 
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