APAH “Tops Out” New Property in North Arlington
Arlington, VA (January 6, 2016) – The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) celebrated the “Topping Out” of The Springs Apartments today. The celebration, an old Scandinavian tradition, marks the building construction reaching its highest point. The building will be completed later this year and provide affordable homes for 104 households as well as APAH’s new headquarters.
“APAH purchased this site in 1997”, said APAH Board member Susan Bell. “Nine of APAH’s 14 properties are in North Arlington. The redevelopment of The Springs expands APAH’s presence in this wonderful Ballston location, just 1/2 mile from metro and close to so many jobs and services.”
“The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing is one of our key community partners,” said Libby Garvey, Chair of the Arlington County Board. “Today, only 9,600 Arlington apartments to the 17,000 low income families looking for housing in our community. With the targets set in the County’s Master Plan, we are committed to keeping Arlington a place where people from across the socioeconomic spectrum can live and work comfortably.”
Closing the celebration, Nina Janopaul, APAH President/CEO, stated “Gratitude is what today is all about. Without the support of everyone – from the Arlington County Board to citizen commissions to our talented construction team – The Springs would not be possible. Thank you all.”
The event concluding with the 40+ attendees signing a commemorative beam that will be installed in the penthouse of the new building.
APAH is a nonprofit that develops, preserves, owns, and advocates quality rental housing that is affordable to low and moderate-income families and promotes opportunity for residents through partnerships and programs. APAH works exclusively in Arlington County. Founded in 1989, APAH now helps more than 1200 households live in stable, secure and affordable rental homes. In 2014 APAH was named Developer of the Year by the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND). APAH’s Arlington Mill Residences has been awarded Best Housing Development in Virginia at the Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference; EarthCraft Virginia’s MultiFamily New Construction Project of the Year and Urban Land Institute – Washington’s Excellence in Housing Development Award. APAH received the Prize for Innovation and Impact from the Arlington Community Foundation in 2011; in 2009 APAH received the HAND Innovation Award and in 2008 was named Best Nonprofit by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.