The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties and its donor-advised fund, the Loudoun Community Cabinet, announced a $350,000 grant to Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) to support the development of a new workforce housing project to be developed in Loudoun County.

In April 2022, the Loudoun Community Cabinet provided seed funding for the Community Foundation’s launch of Workforce Housing Now, a public-awareness campaign addressing the shortage of workforce housing availability in Loudoun County.

The Community Foundation announced in August 2022 the Cabinet would accept funding proposals for projects that advance the production of workforce housing in Loudoun.  After a competitive grant process, APAH was selected to receive a $350,000 grant to support pre-development costs to produce 130 units of affordable housing in the Dulles South region of Loudoun on a plot located on Pinebrook Road.

“The Cabinet’s goal by launching the Workforce Housing Now campaign is to help our community understand the need for workforce housing here in Loudoun,” said Dr. Bill Hazel, Chair of the Loudoun Community Cabinet and Senior Deputy Executive Director of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation.  “The Cabinet’s grant for this new project puts our money where the needs are. We hope the Cabinet inspires other philanthropies to get involved in addressing this important community issue.  APAH has a stellar track record of getting the job done regionally and here in Loudoun when it comes to innovative development of workforce housing.”

In its first phase of development, APAH will complete a construction project building 130 housing units for adults over the age of 55 earning between 30% and 60% of the area median income.  The grant from the Cabinet will fund the pre-development costs associated with planning and implementing the construction project. Eventually, APAH plans to expand the project for a total of 277 units for seniors as well as families of all ages meeting income eligibility guidelines.

“Loudoun County recognizes its growing need for housing to meet people at different ages and stages in life. This award recognizes APAH’s mission, our growing regional presence, and the need for more housing supply that will allow our communities to thrive. We are thankful to the Loudoun Community Cabinet for providing critical funding that directly supports our effort to develop provide quality, stable homes,” said Carmen Romero, APAH President & CEO.

The Loudoun Community Cabinet was established in 2019 as a component fund of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties and is comprised of local philanthropists who seek to leverage their voices and resources to address human service gaps in Loudoun County through high-impact grantmaking and community initiatives.

About the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties

Founded in 1999 by local volunteers, the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit designed to accelerate community giving for common good in Loudoun and northern Fauquier counties, surrounding areas and across the nation. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has granted more than $13 million. Donors who include the Community Foundation in their philanthropic vision benefit from low fees, knowledgeable staff, and personal assurance that legal and accounting issues are managed under one cost-effective banner: the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. (703) 779-3505.