April 2024 E-Newsletter

The Westerly Wins a CoStar Impact Award

The Westerly, AHC's newest community, won the CoStar Impact Award for Multifamily Development of the Year in Washington, D.C. The CoStar Impact Awards recognize influential commercial real estate transactions and projects across 128 markets in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

The Westerly is recognized for its beautiful design and dedication to affordability in the district's bustling Southwest Waterfront neighborhood.

The Westerly is a partnership among Hoffman & Associates, Affordable Homes & Communities (AHC), CityPartners, Paramount Development Corporation, Merchants Capital, Grosvenor Americas, The Richman Group, the DC Housing Finance Agency, and the DC Department of Housing and Community Development.

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April is National Volunteer Month. AHC volunteers give thousands of hours of their time every year to support residents through food distribution, mentorship, tutoring, and more. We thank them for joining us in keeping residents at the heart of all we do.

We're spotlighting our 5- and 10-year individual volunteers and volunteer groups for their dedication to our residents. Read more about them at the link below.

Meet Our Volunteers


Funding for New Community Center

Big news! Lansdowne Gardens, an AHC community in Baltimore County, has secured $1 million in federal funding for a new community center thanks to the advocacy of Congressman Kweisi Mfume (MD-07).

The Lansdowne – Baltimore Highlands Community Center will allow us to expand our onsite Resident Services at Lansdowne Gardens and serve 400 individuals, including children, families, and neighboring community members. It will also allow for more public and private community partners to reach families where they live.

Industry Leadership in Action 

At the Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting in New York City, Paul Bernard, AHC President & CEO, participated in a panel discussion about how to use ULI Terwilliger Center’s 2024 Home Attainability Index to drive change. The index is a data-rich resource for assessing the housing market’s range of attainable housing for a region’s workforce. Paul shared how AHC is addressing the housing needs in the Mid-Atlantic region. 

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Nestlé Partners with AHC for NesFest 

We’re so happy to partner with Nestlé for their annual Week of Service. During this year’s NesFest, Nestlé brought students from our College & Career Readiness program to their headquarters for career exploration, lunch, and a seed ball-making activity for growing wildflowers. Our students learned a lot from the employee volunteers.

In the afternoon, our teens joined Nestlé volunteers in the park for a barbecue and outdoor activities like soccer, basketball, and inflatable ax throwing. NesFest was a blast for our residents.

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Convening for Community Safety

The Resident Ambassador Committee recently met with the Arlington County Police Department to discuss community safety and learn the ways they can support as resident leaders. The police officers answered questions and shared resources.

Welcoming Spring

Our onsite Resident Services staff organized fun activities for our residents to celebrate the changing season. During spring community-building events, residents enjoyed food, arts & crafts, and outdoor games.

Partners, volunteers, and staff made these events engaging for the families and individuals living in our communities. Check out this fun video recapping the events!

CCR Takes a Trip

Last month, we took students in our Teen and the College & Career Readiness (CCR) programs to James Madison University to tour the campus, meet current students, and eat at one of the dining halls.


Volunteer This Summer

Do you enjoy working with kids? If so, we are looking for AHC Summer Camp volunteers to help from July 8 to August 15. Summer camp is full of fun, enriching, in-person activities for our elementary-aged students. Volunteers assist staff with indoor educational activities, snack time, recess, field trips, and pool days.

Read more details or sign up!

Next Wednesday, April 24, will be a special day for everyone in Alexandria to GIVE BIG! Learn more about Spring2ACTion and support AHC communities at the button below.

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