- POLICY ACTIVATIONS
Mosi Harrington, the founder and former executive director of the Housing Initiative Partnership, retired recently after 24 years as an advocate and a leader in the field of affordable housing for low income families. Under her leadership, the focus of the organization she helped create evolved to meet the ever-evolving housing issues of the people she served. The Housing Initiative Partnership was one of the first counseling organizations to recognize – and respond to – the foreclosure crisis.
The CityLIFT program is a collaborative effort between Wells Fargo, local nonprofits and NeighborWorks America. It includes down-payment assistance grants, and home-buyer program support in 2012, along with a five-year home mortgage purchase lending goal focused on supporting efforts to stabilize housing markets with neighborhoods that have been deeply affected by foreclosures. CityLift held an event for the metro area on October 5 and October 6 at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event was very successful, and provided hundreds of residents on the path to sustainable homeownership in Washington, D.C. and Prince George’s County. Key highlights of the event included 1354 appointments filled, where home ownership opportunities were explored and $7 million provided in down payment assistance in Washington, DC/Prince George’s County with $20,000 in individual grants.
Above Photo: Left to Right: Ron Carlee, 2012 APAH Honoree, ICMA; Rita Bamberger, APAH Chair, The Holladay Corp.; John Shooshan, 2012 APAH Honoree, The Shooshan Company; and, Nina Janopaul, President/CEO, APAH.
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) honored Affordable Housing Award Recipients Ron Carlee, former Arlington County Manager and COO of the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) and John Shooshan, President and CEO, The Shooshan Company for their contributions to end homelessness and increase affordable housing in Arlington at the APAH Annual Fundraiser on October 2, 2012.
The City of Alexandria approved $250,000 in pre-development funds to move forward with AHC to build a 77-unit affordable apartment complex at the intersection of East Reed Avenue and Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1). The building will include one, two and three-bedroom apartments and serve families earning 60% or less of the area median income (AMI). A final plan will be submitted to the City at the end of 2012.