Live /liv/


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

COVID-19 Already Directly Impacting APAH Residents

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted daily life in our community and all across the country. While everyone’s lifestyle is markedly affected as we band together to mitigate spreading the virus, low-income households will be left with devastating, long-term ramifications as preexisting inequities are deepened. Already, APAH has heard stories of residents being laid off from […]

Residents Find Employment at APAH Winter Job Fair

In mid-February, APAH hosted the Winter Job Fair for APAH residents and the community at-large at Gilliam Place. Employers from across the DMV region including the MJ Morgan Group, Army Navy Country Club, and Sherwin-Williams met with over 50 participants discussing job opportunities and conducting interviews. Training programs like Together We Bake, Year Up!, and […]

Rooted in Arlington: Rose Gardens and Home

Monica grew up in the Westover neighborhood with nine siblings, just two miles away from her home at the Springs Apartments. Arlington is home to many fond memories of her childhood. “I used to go to the Harris Teeter down the street with my dad, and I remember Hecht’s before it was a Macy’s… [and […]

Her Own Home for the Holidays: Barbara’s Story

When Barbara G. moved into Columbia Hills Apartments, it was the first time in 12 years she had a space of her own to call home. After living in Arlington with her daughter and son-in-law she is happy for the stability of her apartment. “It’s a new experience. I am comfortable,” she said. When she […]

2019 APAH Health and Housing Resource Fair

The annual APAH Health Fair brings partners from across Arlington County that provide quality health care to low-income residents. This year, the fair was at Gilliam Place on November 16th, as part of the Grand Opening weekend for Gilliam Place and the Arlington Presbyterian Church. Partners included The Lion’s Club, Neighborhood Health, and Global Health, […]

A Mother and Daughter at Home at Columbia Hills: Shannel’s Story

When Shannel was looking for an apartment for her and her daughter, it was hard to find an affordable home that met their needs. “I [often] had issues with maintenance and pest control.” After walking into The Springs, an APAH property, she knew things would be different. The employees in the leasing office told her […]

Community Connections: APAH’s resident services help a mother settle into life in Arlington

Since Hanane moved into Columbia Hills Apartments a year ago with her husband and two sons, she’s enjoyed more of what Arlington has to offer. “Before, when I was living in another [apartment] building, I didn’t know about a lot of programs in Arlington.” Hanane’s family relocated from Morocco to Arlington two years ago. After […]

2019 Backpack Drive Prepares more than 500 Students for School

One of APAH’s largest annual resident events is a backpack distribution to help kids start the school year prepared. This year, more than 525 school children at our properties received new backpacks. Eligible children started kindergarten through twelfth grade this year.  Families expressed gratitude when receiving backpacks, which also contained approximately half of the school […]

APAH Hosts Second Annual Job Fair

APAH hosted its second annual Job Fair on Tuesday August 6th at The Springs. The job fair was open to APAH residents and to the community at-large. Employers from Arlington, DC, and the surrounding area were invited to participate.  Employers were also given space to conduct interviews. About 100 job seekers attended the fair, about […]

A Partnership with Edu-Futuro Prepares Students for College

This summer, APAH hosted a session of Edu-Futuro’s Emerging Leaders Program I at Arlington Mill Residences.  This program works with high school students on a variety of skills such as public speaking and writing with a focus on preparing them for college and ultimately careers.  APAH’s resident services staff was excited to bring this program […]