APAH Names 2018 Affordable Housing Honoree

Arlington, VA  (April 26, 2018) – The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) yesterday announced its 2018 Affordable Housing Honoree who will be feted at the organization’s annual fundraiser, Celebrate Home! in October. The 2018 event is co-chaired by APAH Board members, George Covucci and Robert Rozen.

J. Ronald Terwilliger

In 2018, APAH is recognizing Chairman of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, J. Ronald Terwilliger. An Arlington native, Terwilliger is nationally recognized for his contributions to multifamily apartment real estate development, and his many efforts to further affordable housing.

At a kick-off event, held on April 25, APAH’s 2017 honoree Mary H. Hynes, former Arlington County Board Chair said, “affordable housing is critical to keeping Arlington a diverse and inclusive community. APAH does an extraordinary job of creating high-quality homes for our lower income neighbors. But just as importantly, APAH works to surround each resident with the services and programs needed to thrive. Every penny contributed to Celebrate Home! stays right here in our community helping our friends and neighbors.”

Unable to attend the event, Terwilliger said by video, “It is a privilege to be the 2018 Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing honoree. Arlington has changed a lot since I grew up here, it’s more dense and urban and less affordable.”  “Thanks to APAH,” he noted, “people of all incomes and backgrounds can continue to call Arlington home.”

Terwilliger has served on many Boards, including Trustee and past Chairman of the Urban Land Institute, Chairman Emeritus of the Wharton Real Estate Center, past Chairman of the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, past Chairman of National Homebuilders Multifamily Leadership Board, as well as past chair of Habitat for Humanity and current chair of Enterprise Community Partners.

Notable honors include the U.S. Naval Academy Distinguished Graduate Award, the Horatio Alger Award, the Hearthstone Builder Humanity Award, election to the National Association of Homebuilders Hall of Fame, National Housing Conference Person of the Year Award, and the ULI J. C. Nichols Prize for Visionary Development.  In 2014, he established the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families to address our nation’s critical affordable housing challenges and to meet the housing needs of future generations through federal housing policy.

Terwilliger will receive his award at Celebrate Home!, APAH’s 2018 Annual Benefit on October 17. The community is invited and welcome to attend.


About APAH: APAH’s mission is to develop, preserve, and own quality, affordable places to live; to promote stability and opportunity for our residents; and to advocate with the people and communities we serve. Founded in 1989, APAH now helps more than 1,300 households live in stable, secure and affordable rental homes. APAH is working to bring more than 800 additional affordable apartments to Arlington over the next 5 years. Its newest project, The Springs Apartments, was named the Most Sustainable Multifamily Housing Project in Virginia. This October’s Celebrate Home! event will be APAH’s 10th annual.


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