Arlington, VA (October 7, 2015) – The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) paid tribute to 2015 APAH Affordable Housing Honorees, Bill Fogarty, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, and Mark Silverwood, Silverwood Companies, at their Annual Fundraiser Celebration at the Clarendon Ballroom on October 6, 2015. Over 375 attended this networking celebration of affordable housing and generously contributed a record-breaking $430,000 to support APAH and their resident services program.
“We applaud Bill Fogarty’s long-term leadership on the APAH Board where he helped our organization to grow from a small nonprofit to a major community partner with 1,218 homes at 14 properties,” said Nina Janopaul, President/CEO.
“APAH recognizes Mark Silverwood, for being an early partner with Arlington County to develop affordable housing and for his ongoing philanthropic work in our community,” Janopaul added.
Nineteen year old APAH Resident, Allyson Suria, also inspired the audience with her personal story of coming to the U.S. from El Salvador at age four, relocating 11 times with her family due to high rents before moving into stable housing at APAH’s Buchanan Gardens. She is currently on the dean’s list student studying education at Marymount University.
Pictured L to R: Mark Silverwood, President, Silverwood Companies; Nina Janopaul, APAH President/CEO; Bill Fogarty, Shareholder, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh; and Allyson Suria, APAH Resident and Marymount University student.
APAH is a nonprofit that develops, preserves, owns, and advocates quality rental housing that is affordable to low and moderate-income families and promotes opportunity for residents through partnerships and programs. APAH works exclusively in Arlington County. Founded in 1989, APAH now helps 1200 households live in stable, secure and affordable rental homes. APAH’s Arlington Mill Residences received numerous awards including 2015 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award, 2015 Urban Land Institute-Washington Excellence in Housing Development and 2014 Best Housing Development in Virginia at the Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference. In 2014 APAH was named Developer of the Year by the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND). APAH received the 2015 Leadership Legacy Award from Leadership Arlington; the Prize for Innovation and Impact from the Arlington Community Foundation in 2011; in 2009 APAH received the HAND Innovation Award and in 2008 was named Best Nonprofit by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.