AHC to Break Ground on $48.3M Affordable Housing Development in Alexandria

by Alex Tostado

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — AHC Inc. will break ground on The Spire, a 113-unit affordable housing development situated on a two-acre plot in Alexandria owned by Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. The Spire will include one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, including 12 fully accessible homes, that will serve households with incomes ranging from 40 percent to 60 percent of the area median income (AMI). The Spire will cost $48.3 million to develop and has received funds from a number of local state and national sources, including $23 million in tax credit equity from the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA), a $9.9 million loan from the City of Alexandria, a $1.3 million loan from Virginia/National Housing Trust Funds, a $500,000 loan from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, a $11.5 million first trust loan from Capital One/Freddie Mac and $500,000 funding from NeighborWorks America. The City of Alexandria also provided a $350,000 rental assistance grant to make 12 apartments deeply affordable, which targets households making 25 percent to 35 percent of the AMI. The ground breaking is slated to take place Tuesday, June 18 at 3:30 p.m.

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