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 is able to serve many more very low income families because the discounted long-term lease for this public land dramatically reduced development costs said APAH President/CEO Nina Janopaul. “We used the savings to provide more units at very lower rents for working families.”
“Affordable housing is a priority in Arlington. Arlington County is proud to provide much-needed affordable housing using the innovative concept of public land for housing in partnership with APAH,” said Jay Fisette, Arlington County Board Chair.
The property is adjacent to the newly-opened Arlington Mill Community Center and overlooks the Four Mile Run Park. It provides 122 new apartment homes targeted to individuals and families earning between 30%-60% of the area median income. Thirteen units at very low rents provide permanent supportive homes for formerly homeless individuals and vulnerable families. Over 3,000 people applied for apartments when APAH opened the waiting list, illustrating the tremendous demand for affordable housing in this community.