We’ve planted our first crop of the season at the Station! This first harvest, happening in May, will bring kale, lettuce, strawberries, onions, cucumbers, and fresh herbs to AHDC residents across all four properties. We are so excited to get the planting process underway again this year, and to see how much we can grow for our communities. Thanks to the team at Rooftop Roots for all they do in this garden space, and to all who’ve donated to our Spring2ACTion campaigns that help make this project a success from year to year!
AHDC held its first ever Resident Community Day, an event of fun, games, food, and conversation, on June 9th. Our goal was to bring our residents together not only to talk about who we are as housing developers, but to hear first hand ideas they have as members of our community, and start conversations about what we can do to improve the resident experience. This family-friendly event also featured face-painting, sidewalk chalk and games, and a raffle for children and adults.
We couldn't have pulled this off without the legion of volunteers who showed up to hang out with residents, coordinate check in, and have some fun in the process. Thank you!
Check out this short video about why we're raising funds for our community gardens in Alexandria this Spring2ACTion. On 4/25, every dollar you donate will help grow our neighborhoods in Alexandria. Learn more at housingalexandria.org/give
On Friday, January 12th, Alexandria Housing Development Corporation, along with city and state representatives, celebrated Jhalil Dickerson as he received his 2017 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference Outstanding Youth of the Year award. Jhalil was nominated for the award by The Station's property management team for his hardworking contributions to the Station community: working in the rooftop garden, assisting with set up and clean up of community events, showing kindness towards seniors by helping with doors and bags, and more. The award included a funded 529 College Savings Account and a small gift for Jhalil, and an award to the Station for further community development and events.
Present at the event included members of Jhalil's family and friends; City of Alexandria Vice Mayor Justin Wilson, who spoke on the value of community service; Ayan Addou, who presented the award on behalf of the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA), and Helen McIlvaine, Director of Housing for the City of Alexandria. AHDC's Executive Director Jon Frederick and AHDC staff members were also in attendance.
To be able to work with Jhalil as he invests in his community is a true joy. Congratulations to him and his family from AHDC!
Santa's gotta take a break sometimes, right?
Although he's been working hard getting presents ready for boys and girls worldwide, Santa dropped in for a special visit with the kids of AHDC this weekend for their holiday pancake breakfast. In between games, top-it-yourself pancakes, and special treats, Santa took time to visit with each and every kid and ask them for their holiday wishes.
We're so grateful to the jolly old man for making time to visit with us!
Alexandria Housing Development Corporation: Building Homes for the Holidays