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1. remain alive.
2. make one’s home in a particular place or with a particular person.

When residents move into an apartment at one of APAH’s properties, the key that they are handed comes with more than just four walls and a roof. That key symbolizes the beginning of a new era in their life.

APAH resident services programming helps those who live at our properties grow their skills, knowledge, and capacity so their futures can be stable.

Resident Services

APAH provides eviction prevention assistance and programs that promote stability.


When families have a home they can afford, they can afford other basic needs.

Interest stories and recent news

Empowering young APAH residents through STEM education

A partnership between APAH and Rosie Riveters provides young girls with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lessons and activities. Programming from Rosie Riveters brings opportunities for these young residents to experience and explore activities that not only teach them about the world around them but show them that learning can be fun and empowering. […]

From Homeless to Housed, a Story of Resilience

David Underwood, a current and longtime Marbella resident, has lived in Arlington on-and-off his entire life. He attended Patrick Henry Elementary school during the Cuban Missile Crisis and recalls the frequent emergency drills, like sheltering-in-place underneath his desk. He vividly remembers the sirens going off and the complete blackouts in Arlington during October 1962. Although […]

Education Programs for Adolescents Advance Despite the Pandemic

The disruption of school and social interactions for children and youth – who are still developing social and resiliency skills – from the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult. Over the past year, APAH’s Resident Services team has helped parents navigate virtual schooling, provided financial resources to help households acquire the technology they need for remote […]

Getting APAH Residents the COVID Vaccine: efforts underway to decrease barriers

The race to get COVID-19 vaccinations “in arms” has been an urgent matter since the first vaccines were approved in mid-December 2020. But the outreach to, and mobilization of marginalized groups has been a challenging process. Many APAH residents who qualify for the vaccine due to age, occupation, or health reasons have had difficulty preregistering […]

Senior Services during COVID-19

As COVID-19 was spreading through Arlington communities, the message was clear to the over 400 seniors age 60 and older and those with disabilities that live in our APAH properties: stay home, stock up on food and supplies, and avoid group activities. But, these constraints failed to address the struggle of our older adults who […]

Rent Assistance Brings Meaningful Short-Term Relief to APAH Residents

About Virginia’s Rent Relief Program Since it launched last June, Virginia’s Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) has directly helped hundreds of APAH residents access rent relief. RMRP is a state-run program that provides financial assistance to renters who have experienced a loss of income due to the coronavirus pandemic thanks to funding from the […]

Ask Me About Joe (and Midge) Wholey!

This piece is the first in a series on APAH’s Founders Living a Life of Purpose and Vision Still nearly newlyweds, Joe and Midge Wholey arrived in Arlington in the early 1960s.  The two met at Catholic University, where Joe studied mathematics and philosophy and Midge became a registered nurse. Joe was planning to be […]

APAH Families Still Struggle with Food Security

Across the country, nearly one in four households experienced food insecurity at some point this year. Arlington County is not exempt from this challenge.  An alarming number of APAH households have been so affected by job or income loss due to COVID-19 that they do not have the money to buy adequate food for their […]

Rent Relief: A Continued Effort for the APAH Resident Services Team

About 700 APAH households have been in arrears on their rent or other fees at least one month during the pandemic. As many residents continue to be unemployed or working reduced hours, the ongoing financial pressures mean that about one-in-four APAH households have accumulated significant balances. APAH is the landlord to more than 4,000 low-income […]

Celebrating a Year of Inclusive Partnership

By Fredda Hurwitz, Board Member/Director, Strategic Marketing at Our Stomping Ground One-year anniversaries are traditionally celebrated with a paper-based gift. More recently, this important milestone has been reflected through the use of clocks. Given the rather extraordinary year we’ve all endured, we felt that marking this particular passage of time was an occasion we couldn’t […]