Arlington Mill Residences Named EarthCraft Virginia Multi Family New Construction Project of the Year
L-R: K.C. Bleile, EarthCraft Virginia; Chris Gordon, KGD Architecture; David Perrow, APAH.
Arlington, VA (March 30, 2015) – Arlington Mill Residences, owned and developed by the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), was named Multi Family New Construction Project of the Year, as part of EarthCraft Virginia’s 6th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards, the organization’s yearly awards presentation to recognize Virginia leaders in the adoption of green, sustainable housing.
“Arlington Mill Residences is an innovative public/private partnership using “public land for public good” to provide 122 units of much needed quality new affordable housing,” said Nina Janopaul, APAH President/CEO. “Built to EarthCraft Virginia standards, Arlington Mill’s energy efficient and environmentally friendly features include 15 SEER HVAC systems, gas tankless hot water heaters and EnergyStar-rated windows and appliances.”
APAH was honored on Thursday evening at a ceremony in Richmond which brought together over 100 individuals representing home builders, nonprofit and for-profit housing providers and developers, affordable housing advocates and those interested in creating green housing opportunities in Virginia. Awards were presented in a variety of categories to cover new construction, renovation, single family homes, multifamily housing and more.
“Our annual Sustainable Leadership Awards recognize the best initiatives in sustainable housing in Virginia over the past year,” says EarthCraft Virginia Executive Director, K.C. Bleile. “Now in its sixth year, we feel privileged to honor the dedicated individuals who continue to amaze us with their passion for high-performance home building. This year’s nominees and winners have all gone above and beyond standard building expectations to become the leaders in transforming Virginia’s housing market.”
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.