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

Girl Scouts at The Springs

         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) […]

A Fresh Start: Kimolyn’s Story

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, […]

Partner Focus: AFAC

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 […]

Celebrating Black History Month

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 […]

Zachary’s Story: Independence for a Family

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 […]

The Potential of My Future: Jose’s Story

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 […]

Gathering Around the Table

APAH residents share how they spent their Thanksgiving Thanksgiving traditions vary from table to table. APAH is thankful for so many things this season: our donors and supporters, our residents, and our community that values diversity and inclusivity. Although it is traditionally known as an American holiday, APAH residents, many of whom originate from different […]

Afaf Shares her Story

Afaf lives at The Springs Apartment with her husband Mohammed and three children, Elmahdi (9), Ahmed (7), and Ameera (1.5). Originally from Morocco, Afaf practiced law until she moved to the US to be with Mohammed in 2006. Although she had studied the English language back home, it was difficult to adjust to life in […]

Columbia Hills: Coming soon

Columbia Hills will open in the fall of 2018. Will you be ready? We are not yet accepting wait-list applications. Information about how to submit a wait-list application will be listed here no fewer than 30 days in advance of the first day that applications will be accepted. APAH recommends that those who are interested […]

Resident Entrepreneurs at Arlington Mill

Resident Entrepreneurs at Arlington Mill Yvonne Aikens is a resident of Arlington Mill and an APAH Board Member. As a striving entrepreneur, she attended the Arlington Mill Entrepreneur Fair to sell cupcakes and showcase her baking talents. Yvonne is licensed in food services, specifically food safety, and has a certification in cake decoration. In addition […]