May 2024 E-Newsletter

Meeting the Need: AHC Opens New Health & Wellness Suite at MonteVerde Apartments

Affordable Homes & Communities (AHC) and partner National Capital Treatment & Recovery (NCTR) held a grand opening of the Health & Wellness Suite at MonteVerde Apartments on April 29. MonteVerde is a northwest Baltimore City community for nearly 300 seniors and non-elderly residents with a disability.

NCTR, a provider of treatment for people with substance use disorders, will use the space to support residents onsite through substance misuse treatment and counseling.

“We're thrilled to introduce NCTR, who is bringing substance use disorder treatment services right to our residents’ doorsteps," Cindy Rozon, Senior Director of Resident Services at AHC, said. "This adds another layer of support to the existing health and wellness partnerships at our community.”

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The Westerly Wins HAND Award

The Westerly won HAND’s Best Large Affordable Housing Project Award. We couldn’t be prouder of our new community that’s helping achieve Washington, D.C.'s affordable housing goals in the Waterfront neighborhood, near The Wharf. The Westerly has 449 apartments and 136 of those are dedicated affordable homes.

This project demonstrates the power of partnership - special shout-outs to Hoffman & Associates, CityPartners, Paramount, the DC Department of Housing and Community Development, the DC Housing Finance Agency, and the DC Office of Planning & Economic Development.

Randolph Road Gets a New Name

Our upcoming Montgomery County community at 4010 Randolph Road has a new name! Randolph Road is now Allium Place. The community is named after the allium flower commonly found in Maryland. 

AHC Approved for Preservation Partner Pool

Fairfax County’s Department of Housing and Community Development approved Affordable Homes & Communities as a pre-qualified housing provider for the 2024 Preservation Partner Pool in Fairfax County.

The pool will make the process of connecting partners to housing preservation opportunities easier and help deals go through faster. We’re proud to be a part of the partner pool and look forward to the potential housing preservation opportunities.


Mural of Flavors

Residents in our Afterschool and senior adult programs at eight of our Arlington communities painted tiles to represent recipes that showcase family tradition and culture.

The Mural of Flavors is made up of 98 tiles and is permanently on display at Lubber Run Community Center. This was a partnership with the Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation’s Community Arts. 

Local Police Award AHC Staff

Last month, AHC’s own Laney Parrott (left) and Rebecca Koons (right), pictured with ACPD Deputy Chief Wayne Vincent, won the Arlington County Police Department Community Policing Partnership Award. The award recognizes them for fostering connections with local police and the communities AHC serves.

Laney and Becky have helped build strong relationships between AHC communities and ACPD through literacy-building tutoring, public safety meetings, and community events. 

Happy Mother's Day from AHC

We celebrated Mother’s Day by making gift baskets with the residents in our Women’s Empowerment program. This was a great way to build community in Baltimore and share some love. 

Gorilla Sculpture Now Complete

The Gates of Ballston gorilla is officially done! Studio PAUSE, an organization dedicated to creating art and community, worked with students in our Afterschool program to create a mascot that they view as their protector.

Adam Henry, the artist-in-residence at Gates of Ballston who created the sculpture, led the students in activities to help them think creatively and express themselves in new ways. The gorilla is now on display at the community center. 

Volunteer Appreciation Recap

Last month’s Volunteer Appreciation Event was a big success. We celebrated our volunteers with an evening of food, conversation, and recognition.

We’re thankful for the continued dedication of our volunteers and proud to have so many members of the community join us in keeping residents at the heart of all we do. Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers! 

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Support AHC Graduates

More than 40 seniors are graduating from our College & Career Readiness program this year. Help us celebrate our graduating seniors by putting together a graduation gift bag. The bags can be decorated and filled with a variety of college essentials, such as gift cards, dorm decorations, games, and more. Find more details and register.

Volunteer This Summer

Do you enjoy working with kids? If so, we're 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!

Do More 24 is Wednesday, May 15! This is a day about coming together to offer a helping hand to those who most need us in our community. Check out our profile at the button below to see how you can make a difference.

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