Awards: Affordable Housing

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Affordable Housing Study Working Group Honored
The Affordable Housing Study Working Group was honored at the eighth annual Ellen M. Bozman Affordable Housing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Housing Solutions. The Group’s work evolved into the Affordable Housing Master Plan, adopted unanimously by the County Board last year. (Dec. 2016)

HAND Recognizes Arlington with “Best Partner Award”
Arlington County received this award from the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) based on outstanding and innovative housing developments, programs and solutions across the metropolitan region. HAND recognizes County staff and citizen leadership for their commitment to affordable housing. (June 2016)

Arlington Mill Wins “Excellence in Housing Development” Award
Arlington Mill Community and Senior Center and Residences has been awarded a 2015 Urban Land Institute Washington Trends Award for “Excellence in Housing Development.” The vision for this project outlined more than a recreation center and site for low-income housing; it was was designed to serve as a catalyst for community revitalization and redevelopment. Completed by APAH in February 2014, the four-story, 122-unit Residences are 100% affordable. (May 2015)

Virginia Honors Arlington’s Columbia Pike Housing Efforts
Arlington County received two state awards for its efforts to preserve affordable housing and meet housing needs along Columbia Pike. The Columbia Pike Planning Initiative, a joint effort with the Pike Planning Plenary Group, was named “Best In My Backyard ‘IMBY’” at the 2014 Governor’s Housing Conference. Arlington Mill Residences, a joint effort with Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH)was named “Best Housing Development.” (Nov. 2014)

Sarah Pizzo Named as One of Top 40 Under 40 in Housing
Sarah Pizzo, Housing Development Specialist, was recognized by the Virginia Housing Coalition (VHC) as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in Housing. The award honors young talent for professional excellence in affordable housing. Pizzo has 13 years of affordable housing experience and has facilitated the approval of nearly $50 million in funding for eight projects with a total of 800 affordable units. (June 2014)

County-financed vPoint Wins “Best Affordable Housing Development”
VPoint, a mixed-use development in Clarendon, won the “Best Affordable Housing Development” at the 2012 Governor’s Housing Conference. The award is presented to a housing development that is innovative in its concept and design and exceptional in meeting the needs of the intended community. (Nov. 2012)