Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
WISH LIST: $100: ESL for 1 client for 15 weeks; $1000: energy efficient appliances for 1 apartment; $5000: 15 weeks of Eviction Prevention and Family Asset Building
Arlington County estimates that more than half of the housing deemed affordable in 2000 has since become unaffordable – an astonishing transformation of nearly 9,700 homes. So the work of the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing could not be more critical. As the only non-profit housing developer working exclusively in the County, APAH owns and preserves quality housing for Arlington families who earn less than 60% of the average median income, providing 860 households with quality rental homes as well as the critical supports that go with them – from courses in English as a Second Language to new backpacks for the start of the school year. Classes in financial literacy, citizenship, exercise and wellness are on the docket for the coming year. Partnerships with other providers mean APAH reaches out to young, single mothers pursuing their education, the formerly homeless with severe mental illness, and women and families exiting shelter programs. Safe, secure, affordable housing and supportive services are the keys to independence and self-sufficiency. With your help, it can happen.