Alexandria Housing Development Corporation (AHDC) has been awarded $1.6 million in National Housing Trust Funds and Virginia Housing Trust Funds for The Bloom, AHDC’s affordable housing development in North Old Town, Alexandria. This represents the first award given from both the Virginia and National Housing Trust Funds to a development in the City of Alexandria.
Ten organizations were selected from 23 applicants. AHDC’s award of $1.6 million is almost one-fourth of the total of $6.5 million that was awarded this year, and the largest single award for any organization this year.
The Bloom is AHDC’s partnership project with Carpenter’s Shelter, another Alexandria non-profit. The completed development will provide 97 new units of affordable housing, a newly constructed shelter space for Carpenter’s Shelter, and 10 units of permanent supportive housing that will house formerly homeless individuals from Carpenter’s. The Bloom will also include playground space, underground parking, and a 1,600 square foot production garden.
To read the press release from Governor Northam’s office, please click the following link: https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=25547