APAH specializes in leveraging capital, lowering development costs, and building award-winning apartments. We work creatively in an urbanized setting to create more homes and serve more people. Additionally, we are skilled and experienced in creating innovative ways to create new committed affordable homes by collaborating with faith communities, clubs or community organizations, and public-private partnerships.

We work closely with county and regional governments and private partners to access diverse and highly efficient financing models for our projects. Our real estate team has a wealth of expertise in complex project financing, including Low-Income Tax Credits, multifamily project management, and asset management.

The whole DC metro area is experiencing a lack of apartments that are affordable (either committed affordable or market rate affordable) to the tens of thousands of individuals and families that earn less than our area median income (defined by HUD as $110,300 in 2017). Arlington County  alone has an estimated 7,500 individuals and families who are hard working, or on otherwise fixed income, that simply cannot afford to pay the rents at the current market rates.


Through the dedication APAH applies to the construction of quality low-income apartments, many properties have received awards.


Thanks to the pre-development work of the real estate development team, APAH is the owner of 15 properties. And has more than 800 apartments in its pipeline.

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Where ex-soldiers have socialized, they will soon find affordable housing – Washington Post – November 17, 2018

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Capital One Provides $57M in Financing for Arlington Affordable Housing Community – Commercial Observer – August 8, 2017

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APAH Announces Real Estate Team Promotions

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Governor McAuliffe Awards APAH $750,000 for Columbia Hills Apartments – January 19, 2016

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