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.
Interest stories and recent news
Two years ago, Orpah was homeless, but today she’s an outgoing neighbor living in The Springs Apartments. With her bubbly personality and strong ties to the community, no one would be able to guess that Orpah W. spent many years living outside, suffering from PTSD and distrustful of people. Today, she’s living a different story. Orpah […]
Daria G., age 62, has lived at Leckey Gardens in north Arlington since 2002. She lives in an apartment with her daughter Robin and son Brian. Originally from Washington D.C., Daria grew up in the Southeast quadrant of the city, just off Pennsylvania Avenue. After becoming pregnant at age 16, Daria focused her attention on […]
Enas, or Nas as she is known to friends, has lived with her mom, dad, and three-year-old brother at Arlington Mill Residences for four years. Originally from Ethiopia, her parents were looking for more opportunities for the family, but specifically for their young daughter. “For me, as a woman, it’s very hard to get an […]
Doris C. has been a resident at Courthouse Crossings for four years. Originally from Tennessee, she grew up in California and moved to Virginia when she was 12 with her three youngest siblings. She went through the Arlington school system and eventually attended Edison high school and then NOVA to study photography. After school she […]
The Springs Apartments is excited to be home for a new a Brownie Girl Scout troop, #60083. There are seven girls in the troop, all of whom live at The Springs. The troop began in fall of 2017 and meets once monthly for 90 minutes, lead by members of Cadette troop (8th graders) […]
For Kimolyn E., her home at Marbella Apartments represents much more than just a place to live- it embodies the beginning of a new chapter in a life that has seen its share of hardships. Originally from southern Virginia, Kim relocated to the metro-DC area with her family about 20 years ago. Throughout her adulthood, […]
At Marbella Apartments, where food distributions are Thursday afternoons, Resident Services Coordinator Katherine says that hot dogs are by far the most popular item. Additionally, residents get very excited for dessert (which is not always offered) and may consist of donuts, cookies, or gourmet treats from Whole Foods and Trader Joes. APAH’s AFAC distributions are […]
African American history is not a separate component of the Arlington story, but a central part of our shared history.” — “A Guide to the African American Heritage of Arlington County Virginia,” Second Edition, 2016 A History of Arlington Black History Month is a special annual celebration and opportunity to reflect on the many contributions […]
For Zachary, his apartment at The Springs is more than his home, it’s a symbol of independence he and his family were unsure was attainable in his adult life. Now 30, Zachary is living with a diagnosis of moderate functioning autism. His parents, Sheila and Alex, live just down the road, and have been in […]
Jose, 30, lives at The Springs Apartments with his mother and father. Originally from Bolivia, Jose immigrated to the US in 2012. His parents had come to Arlington in 1999, seeking a better life for their family and drawn to Arlington’s large community of Bolivians. Jose remembers his parents’ struggle to support his older brother […]