Arlington Mill Residences and Community Center Recognized for Excellence in Housing Development
L-R: Manoj Dalaya, KGD Architecture; Nina Janopaul, APAH; Maureen Markham, Arlington County; Ben Kishimoto, KGD Architecture; Brian Earle, KGD Architecture; Carmen Romero, APAH; Susan Bell, APAH Board Member.
Arlington, VA (April 30, 2015) – The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing’s (APAH) Arlington Mill Residences together with Arlington County’s Arlington Mill Community Center was awarded the Urban Land Institute (ULI) -Washington’s Trends Award for Excellence in Housing Development at the ULI Trends Conference on April 28 in Washington, DC.
“Arlington Mill Residences and the Arlington Mill Community Center are the culmination of a long-term, successful collaboration involving APAH, Arlington County, KGD Architects, DSC Design, Hamel Builders, Hitt Contracting and the community,” said APAH President/CEO Nina Janopaul. “We are deeply honored to receive this prestigious award that recognizes the importance of affordable housing as an integral part of this remarkable project.”
The ULI-Washington Trends Award recognized Arlington Mill as “a model of excellence because of the long term, focused collaboration between the community, Arlington County, APAH, and the project team. The partners took an ambitious vision and transformed it into a sustainable reality that will serve Arlington County residents for years to come. Of special note in this project is provision of affordable family-sized apartments and a separate 8-unit wing for permanent supportive housing for individuals transitioning from homelessness.”
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.