Newsbriefs l June 2023
Developing Affordable Homes & Helping Communities Thrive Since 1975
AHC Celebrates 2023 Graduates
Family, friends, mentors, and AHC staff recently celebrated the 37 graduates of AHC’s College & Career Readiness (CCR) program.

The graduates received acceptance from 156 out of the 257 schools they applied to and received $13.3 million in gift aid and scholarships from those schools – a new record for the CCR program and nearly double the amount from the prior year. The students are the first generation in their families to reach this educational milestone.

The keynote speaker was Lara Mohamed, who is headed to Yale University to study global affairs and received multiple scholarships.

Many thanks to the parents, volunteer mentors, and donors who make this life-changing program possible!
5 Ways Older Adults Are Aging Unbound at AHC Communities
May was National Older Americans Month and this year, the theme was Aging Unbound -- and AHC's senior residents are doing just that. Our Resident Services program is committed to providing services where people live and building long-term and trusting relationships.
Housing Policy Intern in Memory of Pat McGrady
AHC and the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) are teaming up to honor long-time affordable housing advocate Pat McGrady (1935-2022).

The Pat McGrady Housing Policy Internship is a new collaboration inspired by the former APAH and AHC board member. Pat was deeply committed to improving the lives of all people, especially the most vulnerable in our society. She worked tirelessly and spoke up relentlessly on voting rights, human rights, affordable housing, and countless other issues. By creating the internship, AHC and APAH continue Pat’s legacy of passionate commitment to social justice.

Welcome Sarah Joyce, the first Pat McGrady Affordable Housing Policy intern!
Q&A with Paul Bernard
Paul recently completed his first year as President & CEO at AHC.

We sat down with him for an interview to learn more about his experience at AHC, ideas for the future, hidden talents, favorite movies and books, first job, and so much more. 
Increasing Digital Equity at Five Maryland Properties
There were 26 computers and five printers installed at five of AHC's Maryland-based communities: Charter House, Greenspring Overlook, Barclay Greenmount, Union Rowe, and MonteVerde. This is another critical step towards our goal of breaking down the digital divide and building equity across all our properties. 

"This addition to our Maryland communities will help with our goals to unite residents, provide access to help support economic mobility, and encourage academic excellence and personal growth in a safe environment," said Susan Davidson, VP of Resident Services at AHC. 
AHC in Action
New Play Area at Serrano
Based on feedback from residents, a new playground is now built and open for residents at the Serrano community in Arlington! The playground is located near the pool and includes an enclosed area and play equipment for kids.
 Tim Kaine Visits St. James
Virginia's U.S. Senator Tim Kaine toured the Campagna Early Learning Center in Alexandria at AHC’s St. James community. During the visit, he connected with various leaders from the area, including Campagna Center CEO Tammy Mann, AHC President & CEO Paul Bernard, and AHC VP of Community Relations Jennifer Endo. 
AHC Attends NVAHA Meeting
AHC attended and helped sponsor the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance (NVAHA)'s ELEVATE event.

AHC's President & CEO Paul Bernard recently joined the NVAHA Board.
Volunteers Needed
Did You Know?
AHC has a new resident newsletter that we distribute to residents in Maryland and Virginia. Paper and email versions are available.

Residents can view a Spanish or Amharic version of the newsletter.
We're looking for volunteers age 14+ to help with camp activities, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Mondays - Thursdays. Volunteers can help for a whole week or one day a week. If you're interested, fill out the AHC Summer Camp 2023 form.

Email for more information.
Real Estate Updates
Key's Pointe in Baltimore Enters Phase 2
The second phase of a multiyear effort to rebuild southeast Baltimore's former O'Donnell Heights public housing complex moved forward this spring. The City of Baltimore's Urban Design and Architecture Advisory Panel reviewed a master plan concept presentation for the next 355-home phase of the community, called Key's Pointe. This master plan is for a large overall second phase, which includes sub-phases.

The first phase of the redevelopment was completed in 2018 with a total of 144 new, mixed-income residential homes in townhome-style buildings. AHC and the Michaels Organization are developing the project, and they are coordinating with the Housing Authority of Baltimore City.
Mixed-Use Initiative in Arlington
AHC and Goodwill of Greater Washington recently submitted preliminary plans to Arlington County to redevelop the existing Goodwill retail store and donation center at Route 50 and Glebe Road in Arlington.

This is an initial step in the process to create a new mixed-use building that will co-locate five stories of affordable apartments, a new Goodwill retail store and donation processing center, and a childcare center. This exciting initiative will support the community and further the mission of both nonprofit partner organizations.

Your Generosity Can Go TWICE As Far
Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, all donations made to AHC Summer Camp between June 9 – 30 will be MATCHED, up to $12,000! Give today to DOUBLE your impact and help more AHC families.