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Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Awarded $350,000 for Affordable Housing Development


December 7, 2022

Arlington, VA (December 6, 2022) – APAH was recently awarded a $350,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties to support pre-development activities on a 277-unit affordable housing community for seniors and families in Loudoun County. The development, temporarily called AvonLea, is a unique opportunity for APAH to provide affordable homes that will serve Loudoun County seniors and families. This innovative project will be a model for multigenerational affordable housing in the region.
“Loudoun County recognizes the growing need for housing to meet people at different ages and life stages. This award recognizes APAH’s mission, our growing regional presence, and the need for more housing supply that will allow our communities to thrive. We are thankful to the Loudoun Community Cabinet Board of Directors for providing critical funding that supports our effort to develop quality, stable homes,” said Carmen Romero, APAH President & CEO.
The pre-development grant funds are allocated to support costs APAH will incur during the pre-construction process. Expenses may include preliminary financial applications and legal, architectural, and engineering fees. Additional benefits of pre-development funding include developing longer-term, deeply affordable, and complex infrastructure projects. It can also support a range of financing approaches, including public-private partnerships. Once completed, the property will move toward the construction phase, which is scheduled to begin in 2023.
APAH will bring its mission-driven experience working with local, state, and federal stakeholders to this project, exploring partnerships with service providers to best meet the needs of older adults with disabilities, as APAH has accomplished with the recently opened Loudoun View Senior Residences.
Once completed in 2026, residents in this new community will enjoy convenient access to healthcare, shopping, and social opportunities. APAH’s CORES-certified Resident Services team will provide personal assistance and programming to residents, including supplemental grocery delivery, rent relief resources, and monthly community engagement activities.

About the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
Founded in the tradition of community foundations across the U.S., the Community Foundation was created by local volunteers who understood the power of pooled investments to build an everlasting community “savings account.” The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier is a broad and flexible vehicle for charitable giving and community investment. We join with some 30 community foundations in Virginia and 850 across America to advance meaningful philanthropy in our geographic footprint serving Loudoun and northern Fauquier Counties and surrounding areas (however, our grants span the nation). Donors who include the Community Foundation in their philanthropic vision benefit from low fees, knowledgeable staff, and personal assurance that legal and accounting issues are managed under one cost-effective banner: the Community Foundation.
About APAH
Founded in 1989, APAH helps more than 2,300 households live in stable, secure, affordable rental homes. APAH has nearly 400 affordable apartments under construction and an additional 1,500 in its development pipeline. As a CORES Certified Resident Services provider, APAH delivers comprehensive services to youth, families, and seniors across its 20 properties. In 2020, APAH was named one of the nation’s Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers by Affordable Housing Finance magazine. The organization was named 2021 Developer of the Year by the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND). In 2022, APAH’s Queens Court Apartments received HAND’s Best Large Affordable Housing Project award and the Urban Land Institute’s inaugural Terwilliger Center Award for Innovation in Attainable Housing. Lucille and Bruce Terwilliger Place was named Best Affordable Housing Development at the 2022 Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference and received a Multi-Family Residential Award of Excellence at the Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards 2022.

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