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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

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 […]

Eight Months of Responding to COVID-19

While many of us are susceptible to feeling isolated as we head into the colder, darker months still practicing social distancing, our community reminds us that we are not alone. APAH’s Resident Services team – through the work of so many community groups, partners, and volunteers – has been able to continue supporting residents. By […]

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 […]