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

Empowering Families with Ready to Learn Gift Cards

This year, the APAH resident services team is supporting residents to get “back to school” by supplying $50 gift cards for each child in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Although at first some residents were wondering where all the backpacks were, they were very excited to learn that they would have VISA gift cards they could […]

APAH families prepare to learn in new ways!

In a typical August, APAH’s resident services team would be delivering backpacks full of supplies to residents and preparing to resume our popular children’s programming for the school year.  This year, we adapted our traditional programs to support parents and students as the school year starts with remote learning. To facilitate virtual learning and close […]

Rising Uncertainty for Residents

“I have never, ever missed a rent payment… until now.” Every passing week, more residents express increasing levels of uncertainty. Like the rest of the nation, when non-essential businesses were temporarily shut down, APAH residents were under the assumption their workplaces would only be closed for a few weeks and they’d have been asked to […]

Despite Physical Distance, Connections Deepen

“It’s hard to believe we have passed the 100-day mark since the great COVID-19 pivot,” reflected Caroline Jones, APAH’s resident services director. With all in-person programming, except AFAC food distributions, suspended, the Resident Services Team quickly set up new communication lines, mostly by phone, but also by text, and email, to stay connected to our […]

Mounting Resident Need

Disproportionately housebound and managing with insufficient resources, seniors at APAH properties are isolated with limited capacity to get what they need to stay physically and mentally healthy. Isolation, depression, and loneliness have disrupted the lives of residents as they are separated from their friends and family. While smartphones can be a lifeline for social connectivity, […]

Rent and the COVID Crisis: Finding the Win-Win

As calls for rent strikes echo across the country, APAH residents and staff are instead are collaborating toward a shared goal:  stable, affordable housing during and after the pandemic.  “We are in this together,” says APAH CEO Nina Janopaul. “We are doing everything in our power to support families and connect them to assistance. At […]

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 […]

Step right up to APAH’s Education Resource Carnival!

In early January, APAH’s Education Resource Carnival hosted over 80 participants who learned about Arlington’s educational  resources from 28 service partners, ranging from Even Start, a literacy program at Barcroft Elementary school that focuses on supporting immigrant families and their children, to La Cocina VA, a culinary training program that will be headquartered at Gilliam […]