Developing affordable housing: challenges, solutions and innovation

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A look at some of the challenges, solutions and innovations in some of AHC Inc.'s latest affordable housing projects in Arlington, VA. AHC is a nonprofit housing developer with 35 properties serving 4,400 households in the mid-Atlantic region.

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Developing affordable housing: challenges, solutions and innovation

  1. 1. CHALLENGES, SOLUTIONS & INNOVATION Developing Affordable Housing AHC Inc. l 2230 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22201 l www.ahcinc.org
  2. 2.  Create warm and welcoming living environments  Produce top-quality communities  Maximize financing process  Build as green as economically possible AHC’s Development Goals Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years The Shelton
  3. 3.  Intense competition for properties  Developing financing plan that works  Numerous steps – projects can take 4 years or more Challenges Vary Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years Gates of Ballston
  4. 4.  B e c r e a t i v e , w o r k w i t h w h a t y o u h a v e  B l e n d a f f o r d a b l e a n d m a r k e t - r a t e u n i t s – e v e n c o m b i n e r e n t a l w i t h h o m e o w n e r s h i p  I n n o v a t i v e b u i l d i n g d e s i g n  E n e r g y e f f i c i e n t f e a t u r e s  E m b r a c e o p p o r t u n i t i e s f o r n e w p a r t n e r s h i p s  C r e a t i v e f i n a n c i n g : h i s t o r i c t a x c r e d i t s , L I H T C , l e v e r a g i n g o w n e r e q u i t y. Innovative Approaches Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years The Frederick
  5. 5. The Jordan 90 apartments  17 One-bedrooms  68 Two-Bedrooms  5 Three-Bedrooms Near Ballston Metro Challenge: To acquire and develop the property in collaboration with The JBG Companies in a unified site plan Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years
  6. 6. Land Swap  Low Density to High Density  24 Units to 90 Units Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years Jordan Manor Former 24-unit property. The Jordan New 90-unit development under construction.
  7. 7. The Jordan JBG Building A Commercial Office Jordan Parking Level 1 JBG Parking Level 1 JBG Parking Level 2 JBG Parking Level 3 Garage: Shared Parking Structure & Vertical Subdivision Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years
  8. 8. Ellen’s Trace: Proposed Dedication to Ellen Bozman Pedestrian-friendly greenway between The Jordan and commercial building Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years  Human rights  Local government  Urban development  Health & Welfare  Affordable Housing  Community
  9. 9. The Jordan Partners  Arlington County  Bonstra l Haresign Architects  Capital One Bank  Harkins Construction  Hudson Housing Capital, LLC  The JBG Companies  NeighborWorks  Virginia Housing Development Authority Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years
  10. 10. The Macedonian 36 apartments  19 One-bedrooms  17 Two-Bedrooms 2,000 square feet commercial space Challenge: To maximize building size and efficiency, and combine residential and commercial needs, and conform to Nauck Village Action Plan Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years
  11. 11. Zoning & Land Use Building step-down and shared driveway Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years
  12. 12. Green Design: Green Roof & EarthCraft Certification The Macedonian’s rooftop patio will be surrounded by green roof garden Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years
  13. 13. The Macedonian Partners  Arlington County  Bonder and Amanda Johnson CDC  Bonstra l Haresign Architects  Bozzuto Construction  Macedonia Baptist Church  Virginia Housing Development Authority Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years View of Nauck from Macedonian roof
  14. 14. Westover 153 apartments  74 One-bedrooms  78 Two-Bedrooms  1 Efficiency Built in the 1940s Garden-style apartments 7-acre property Challenge: To create energy efficient renovation that maintains historic integrity and retains high proportion of existing residents Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years
  15. 15. Improve Energy Efficiency Individual water heaters And HVAC systems Programmable thermostats Energy efficient appliances New windows New roof Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years
  16. 16. Overcoming Challenges & Building Community New playground Lowered floor of original laundry room to create new community center with multipurpose room, offices and classrooms Bio retention pond to hold water since there are no storm sewers on property Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years
  17. 17. Westover Partners  Arlington County  CM Parker & Co, Inc.  Deutsche Bank  EHT Traceries, Inc.  Freddie Mac  Neale Architects  NeighborWorks  RBC Capital Markets  Virginia Housing Development Authority Building Affordable Housing and Strong Futures For 35 Years
  18. 18. B U ILD IN G AFFOR D AB LE H OU SIN G & S TR ON G FU TU R ES SIN C E 1975 AHC Inc. AHC Inc. l 2230 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22201 l www.ahcinc.org

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