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

Queens Court Creates a Strong Community for Residents

APAH’s redeveloped Queens Court Apartments, which officially opened last month, offer new and returning residents stable and affordable housing, and opportunity – with access to public transportation, jobs, schools, on-site programming and much more. “This property means the world to me,” said resident Charmaine Johnson. Johnson lived with her husband at Queens Court prior to […]

The Start of a Summer to Remember: APAH’s In-Person Programming for Youth Resumes

With the school year ending, we reflect on the fact that children across the nation finished a challenging and unprecedented school year. Attending school remotely due to the pandemic exacerbated many challenges that children at APAH properties already faced, such as lack of access to internet and technology like laptops, issues that even before COVID-19 […]

APAH’s Pop-Up Clinic Vaccinates 130

Access to technology, navigating the vaccine registration process, and transportation to clinics are some of the many obstacles that have prevented marginalized groups from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. But a partnership between APAH and Neighborhood Health is making a difference and increasing vaccination rates in Arlington. Neighborhood Health selected APAH as a community partner to […]

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 […]