Columbia Hills Apartments
Prospective Resident Information

Apartamentos de Columbia Hills: Información para Futuros Residente

Updated September 26, 2018

Welcome! If you’re interested in renting a home in APAH’s upcoming Columbia Hills Apartments, you’ve found the right page. Here you’ll find information about the apartments, as well as how to submit a wait-list application for residency.

Anticipated Completion

Move-ins are currently expected to begin in October 2018 and will continue for at least 6 months.

Please note: the development is still under construction and interested renters may NOT enter the building or construction site.

How to Submit a Wait-list Application

The Columbia Hills leasing office is now accepting waitlist applications!

You can find a link to the application here. Paper copies of the waitlist application will be available at Buchanan Gardens Apartments (926 S Buchanan Street, Arlington, VA 22204) and at Marbella Apartments (1301 N Queen Street, Arlington, VA 22209).

There are three ways to submit a waitlist application:

  1. By fax: 703-910-5084
  2. By email:
  3. By mail: Columbia Hills Apartments, PO Box 41450, Arlington, VA 22204

Waitlist applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Staff will pick up mail from the P.O. Box on a daily basis, and those applications will be time stamped according to the date and time of the pick-up. Applications sent by fax and by email will be timestamped electronically, and those timestamps will determine the order of receipt.

Building and Apartment Features

  • All units accessible, with 14 Type-A accessible
  • Energy and water efficient building rated EarthCraft Multifamily Platinum
  • Community Rooms and outdoor patio/grill space
  • Underground parking and controlled-access bicycle storage
  • Onsite Resident Services staff focus on resident health/wellness, education, workforce development

Learn more by reading our Columbia Hills Resident Sheet 

Apartment Mix and Affordability*

Apartment Type Number of Apartments Estimated Rent* Square Footage
Studio 64 $1,173 399 – 562
1 bedroom 27 $1,237 547 – 817
2 bedroom 110 $1,464 730 – 1099
3 bedroom 28 $1,663 972 – 1287

*These estimated rents are listed for an individual or family at 60% area median income (AMI); rent may vary from these estimated numbers. A limited number of reduced rentals will be available for income qualified renters. 


Residents will pay their own electricity (HVAC, cooking, lighting), water, and sewer costs. APAH pays for trash and recycling collection and water heating.

Affordable Housing Requirements

Applicants should be aware that applications for affordable housing involve providing documentation of income and assets for all household members, including but not limited to tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements and benefit information.  In addition, applicants must fall within the minimum and maximum income levels:

Apartment Type Minimum Income*
Studio $31,280
1 bedroom $32,987
2 bedroom $39,040
3 bedroom $44,347

*Mimimum income requirement may vary for households with a Housing Choice Voucher or other qualified rental subsidy.

Household Size Maximum Income
1 $49,260
2 $56,280
3 $63,300
4 $70,320
5 $75,960
6 $81,600

Transportation Information

Options for public transport can be found online via Arlington County’s car-free diet.


Columbia Hills will feature three levels of unreserved garage parking. There will be no charge for parking, but spaces will be limited to one per household.

Smoke Free Building

Please note that Columbia Hills will be a smoke free property.  Residents will not be permitted to smoke anywhere in the building, including in their apartments.


Residents may have up to two cats with payment of a pet deposit and monthly pet fee.  Dogs are not permitted.

Rental Assistance

Columbia Hills accepts Housing Choice Vouchers and Arlington County Housing Grants.

Upcoming Properties

Keep in mind, applications for residency at APAH properties are competitive, with more applications received than apartments available. Fortunately, Fisher House II is now accepting waitlist applications, and the Gilliam Place Interest List is now open! Visit our Upcoming Properties page to learn more!

Submit your waitlist application for Columbia Hills.

Submit your waitlist application for Fisher House II.

Sign up for Gilliam Place prospective resident email updates.