The lack of affordable housing in Northern Virginia is a significant problem, particularly in affluent areas like Ballston and Alexandria. Today's guests work with AHC (formerly known as the Arlington Housing Corporation), a 40-year-old organization that has developed 50 properties in Virginia and Maryland that provide more than 6,500 affordable homes. AHC is the oldest and largest developer of affordable housing in Arlington, where 24 of their properties are located. Realizing that it takes more than bricks and mortar to build successful communities, they also run a Resident Services program that provides a host of life-enriching services to residents of seven of their communities in Virginia, and six in Maryland. We are joined by Jennifer Endo, the Director of Resident Services at AHC, and Chris Banks, a tutor at one of their community centers in the Arlington area.
A rewarding life is one given to others.
AHC is a great place to get involved in your community. Check for a resident services center near you (http://www.ahcinc.org/what-we-do/resident-services/community-centers/).
Helping people figure out what excites and motivates them, and what their gifts are.
Providing safe, decent, and affordable housing options, and life-changing services to child, teen, adult, and senior residents.
For more information: http://www.ahcinc.org/