Arlington’s Unique Public Private Partnership Supports Housing for Homeless Persons
A unique partnership between Arlington County and the Arlington Community Foundation, in collaboration with Arlington nonprofits, will provide housing and services to some of the county’s most vulnerable homeless persons. This is a key strategy for implementation of the Arlington County 100 Homes Campaign. This campaign is part of a larger, statewide initiative 1,000 Homes for 1,000 Homeless Virginians, led by the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness. With the Department of Human Services and Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network, 83 individuals have been identified in greatest need and efforts are underway to provide housing and supportive services. Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) announced their participation in this initiative by providing 10 apartments at very low rents. The partnership will provide $1 million to underwrite rents of $556 per month for households earning no more than 30% of area median income. The units will remain affordable at this level for the next 30 years. Additional funds will create a Rental Reserve to further reduce rents for persons coming out of homelessness.