Culpepper Garden, Arlington
Culpepper Garden in Arlington hosted a ceremonial kickoff on April 12, 2018 for the $62 million redevelopment of the non-profit senior center's original wing. When the two-year project is complete, the 1970s-era main tower will have seen a top-to-bottom renovation and slight expansion from 206 to 210 units. Designed for low-income seniors, its average tenant age is 77 and average income is $18,000. Funding for the project comes from a mix of federal, state and local dollars and tax credits.
"It's all about partnerships," said Susan Dewey, Executive Director of the Virginia Housing Development Authority, which is pumping millions of dollars into the renovation. Dewey said the project will enable the Culpepper Garden property to remain available to seniors of limited means for generations to come. "It's incredibly rewarding and extremely important," she said of the effort. "It's one thing to put together affordable housing. It's another to keep it that way." The Arlington County government earlier this year earmarked nearly $11 million from its Affordable Housing Investment Fund to support the construction.
2017 Virginia Housing Award Winners
View a video of the 2017 Governor's Housing Conference, Virginia Housing Award winners for the following categories: Best Affordable Housing Development, Best Affordable Housing Preservation / Rehab Effort, Best Housing Programs or Service and Inclusive Community Award. View Video.
Southview Apartments, Marion
Residents of Southview Apartments, Smyth County community leaders, elected officials and representatives from the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) and affordable housing developer LHP Capital cut the ribbon marking the official completion of the $4 million renovation of the 72-unit property which provides homes for low-income families.
Ribbon cutters at the Nov. 9 event are (left to right): Michelle Jenkins, district director, U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith’s office; Hope Coleman Rutter, senior tax credit allocation officer, VHDA; Mike Rodgers, senior vice president, LHP Development; Helen Quillen and Barbara Gross, residents; Scott Simpson, assistant county administrator, Smyth County; Shane Clem, regional director, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s office; Rob Rotach, vice president, Walker & Dunlop; and Alvin Nance, CEO, LHP Development and Management.
Artisan Hill, Richmond
VHDA is proud to provide financing for a revitalization initiative in Richmond's East End. Artisan Hill
will be a mixed-income community developed by Margaret Freund of Fulton Hill Properties.