Columbia Hills Apartments Approved by the Arlington County Board
Arlington, VA (February 25, 2015) – The Arlington County Board unanimously voted to approve Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing’s (APAH) Use Permit to develop The Columbia Hills Apartments on February 24, 2015. The approval puts APAH one step closer to its goal of building 229 new, affordable homes in the revitalizing Columbia Pike corridor.
“APAH is deeply honored by the Arlington County Board’s commitment to affordable housing and we are excited to bring much needed affordable housing to Arlington as envisioned by the Columbia Pike Neighborhood Plan,” said Nina Janopaul, APAH President/CEO.
“This 100% affordable property will be built on our own land at Columbia Grove Apartments and, if we are successful applicants for Low Income Housing Tax Credits, we will leverage over three dollars in federal and state financing for every dollar from the Affordable Housing Investment Fund,” Janopaul went on to say.
APAH is a nonprofit that develops, preserves, owns, and advocates for 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 is the only nonprofit affordable housing developer working exclusively in Arlington County. APAH now helps 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) and APAH’s Arlington Mill Residences was awarded Best Housing Development in Virginia at the Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference. 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.