How We Work

APAH works in three ways to serve Arlington’s low-income residents and to help keep our County diverse and inclusive.

We are real estate developers. APAH builds, preserves, and operates affordable housing to address the need identified by Arlington County and the Affordable Housing Master Plan. Today, APAH has more than 1,300 committed affordable apartments in 15 multifamily properties located across Arlington County.

We are advocates. APAH provides leadership and expertise to advocate for policies and programs that serve the needs of our lower income neighbors. We collaborate with civic associations, local businesses, the faith community, and service providers to shape housing, land use, and social service policies that help everyone in Arlington thrive. Most of all, we work with our residents to make sure that their voices are heard.

We are opportunity providers. Housing is the first step to self-sufficiency for APAH residents – but it is just the first step. APAH partners with 20+ organizations to deliver asset-building services to increase family and financial stability.