Uniting to Serve: Creating Stable Housing and New Opportunities for Veterans and Working Families
APAH and American Legion Post 139 have joined forces in an innovative partnership. APAH is redeveloping the Post site, near the Virginia Square Metro, into 160 affordable homes. Fifty percent of the apartments will be veteran’s preference. The property will offer a distinctive program of services to help veterans and working families live, work, and thrive in Arlington. A new Post home will serve as a welcoming space for veterans and active duty service members throughout our community.
APAH and Post 139 together with Local and State Governments Provide Strong Project Support
- Arlington County has demonstrated outstanding support for the project, approving the site plan and allocating an $11 million loan from the Affordable Housing Investment Fund.
- APAH and Post 139 have demonstrated the strength of their commitment through a combination of loans and deferred fees.
- The Commonwealth of Virginia has awarded $700,000 from the Virginia Housing Trust Fund.
APAH is well on its way to securing 95% of the funding required to complete the project, but there is a gap between available financing sources and the total cost of this $74.8 million project.
We Need Your Help
Through the Uniting to Serve Campaign, we are seeking $3 million in private philanthropic support by the end of 2019, before construction begins in early 2020. Every dollar from private funding sources leverages $23 in capital financing. We invite you to help us create best-in-class housing and services for veterans and working families by making a leadership gift to the Uniting to Serve Capital Campaign.