Meet Our Residents

APAH has helped many thousands of families, individuals, young professionals, senior citizens and persons with disabilities find safe, affordable housing at our 17 properties. Most residents work; some are on fixed incomes. All residents are responsible for paying monthly rent. Household income for an APAH resident is typically between $8,700–$57,500.

Meet Our Residents

Valentine’s Day Special: Arranged Love

Nearly sixty years ago in Ghana, Gertrude learned about her arranged marriage through a call from her grandmother, telling her to come down to the village to meet her future […]

Rooted in Arlington: Rose Gardens and Home

Monica grew up in the Westover neighborhood with nine siblings, just two miles away from her home at the Springs Apartments. Arlington is home to many fond memories of her […]

Her Own Home for the Holidays: Barbara’s Story

When Barbara G. moved into Columbia Hills Apartments, it was the first time in 12 years she had a space of her own to call home. After living in Arlington […]

A Mother and Daughter at Home at Columbia Hills: Shannel’s Story

When Shannel was looking for an apartment for her and her daughter, it was hard to find an affordable home that met their needs. “I [often] had issues with maintenance […]

Community Connections: APAH’s resident services help a mother settle into life in Arlington

Since Hanane moved into Columbia Hills Apartments a year ago with her husband and two sons, she’s enjoyed more of what Arlington has to offer. “Before, when I was living […]

From Here to There and Back Again: The Story of Charmaine J.

After graduating from high school in a small Ohio town of less than 25,000 people, Charmaine moved to Arlington for her new job at the FBI as a secretary for […]

Like Father, Like Daughter: A family celebrates two graduations this summer

Summertime is a momentous occasion for graduates of all ages, but families aren’t usually experiencing multi-generational graduations. Rozina’s family recently celebrated the dual graduation of Rozina and her father, Asheber, […]

Meet Ruby, Arlington Resident and Art Lover

Ruby recently moved in to APAH’s newest community, Columbia Hills. She has lived in and around Arlington since 1984, but this is the first time she has had – and […]

A Veteran and Volunteer: Mark’s Story

Mark B.’s commitment to serving others hasn’t switched off since he left the Air Force in 1986. Although he is no longer “Active Duty” by military standards, the description is […]

A Proud Father: Tigabu’s Story

Tigabu A. has an unwavering smile. He grew up in Ethiopia until he was a lucky recipient of the second annual Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (often referred to as the […]

A Lifelong Community Leader: Ted’s Story

Ted is a seven year resident of APAH’s Parc Rosslyn. He is quick to smile, and articulate without hesitation. Ted embodies leadership. Ted’s first home in Arlington, after graduating college, […]

Home Is Where Your Heart Is: Daria’s Story

Daria G., age 62, has lived at Leckey Gardens in north Arlington since 2002. She lives in an apartment with her daughter Robin and son Brian. Originally from Washington D.C., […]

Taking a Shot: Enas’ Story

Enas, or Nas as she is known to friends, has lived with her mom, dad, and three-year-old brother at Arlington Mill Residences for four years. Originally from Ethiopia, her parents […]

For Her Boys: Doris’ Story

Doris C. has been a resident at Courthouse Crossings for four years. Originally from Tennessee, she grew up in California and moved to Virginia when she was 12 with her […]

A Fresh Start: Kimolyn’s Story

For Kimolyn E., her home at Marbella Apartments represents much more than just a place to live- it embodies the beginning of a new chapter in a life that has […]