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ABOUT 
VIGINIA HOUSING
DEVELOPMENT

1939

ARHA was established in 1939 with a mission to provide safe, decent housing for low-income residents.

 

1989

ARHA awarded one of the nation’s first LIHTC allocations to construct Quaker Hill.

 

1991

Quaker Hill community placed in service

 

2005

Chatham Square replaces the former Samuel Madden public housing site.

  • Construction completed on South Whiting Street community

  • 6 new Braddock Road townhomes completed

  • 18-unit South Reynolds Street development completed​​

 

2008

A second allocation of LIHTCs supported the redevelopment of Quaker Hill.

  • Redevelopment of Alexandria Crossing at Old Dominion completed

 

2010

VHD established to create a method for securing multi-tiered financing for affordable housing developments [bold]  

  • Alexandria Crossing at West Glebe completed.

  • Quaker Hill repositioning completed​

 

2012

Acquisition and rehabilitation of Pendleton Park completed.

 

2014

Redevelopment of Old Town Commons completed

 

2021

The Lineage redevelopment completed

Established in 2010, VHD works to create new and enhance existing affordable housing in Alexandria, Va. by leveraging a variety of available financing tools. VHD’s innovative model has supported the development of mixed-income residential projects to foster inclusive, sustainable and stable communities. 

OUR AWARDS

Chatham Square

2004

Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence Awards

            Best Community of the Year, 300 units or less

 

2005

Monument Award

Best Innovative Infill Land Planning 4 to 5 acres

Award of Merit: Special Achievements in Affordable Housing

Best in American Living Awards

            Gold Award: Best Urban Smart Growth Neighborhood/Community

            Silver Award: Best Attached Urban Infill

            Silver Award: Best Community 151 Units and Over

 

2006

Southeast Builders Conference Grand Aurora Awards

            Best Residential Development Under 100 Acres

            Best of State: Virginia, Residential Development Under 100 Acres

ULI Awards for Excellence

            Finalist: Small-Scale Residential

Pillars of the Industry Awards

            Best Urban Site Plan of the Year

            Best For-Sale Multifamily Community of the Year (15-40 units per acre)

Builders Choice Awards

            Project of the Year: Attached Townhome Community Grand Award Production

Old Town Commons
2013

Virginia Governor’s Housing Award

            Best Mixed-Income Project

Delta Associates Awards for Excellence

            Best Mid-Atlantic Neighborhood Impact Condominium Community

 

2014

ULI Awards for Excellence

            Finalist: Jack Kemp Affordable & Workforce Housing Models of Excellence

NAHRO Awards of Merit

            Successful Use of a Public-Private Partnership

 

 

Pendleton Park
2015

NAHRO Awards of Merit

            Preservation of an Expiring HUD-236 Project

RESOURCES

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