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Alexandria Housing Development Corporation

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Homeless & Housing
  • People with Disabilities
  • Race & Ethnicity


1201 E ABINGDON DRIVESuite 210Alexandria, VA 22314 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We develop and preserve quality housing that is affordable and we support our residents so they may thrive as members of the Alexandria community.


Alexandria Housing Development Corporation (AHDC) was born when the City Council recognized the need for a plan of action to address the City's affordable housing crisis. A citizen work group was formed to identify solutions - one of which was to establish an independent non-profit developer that would be exclusively dedicated to work in Alexandria. As a result, in January 2004 the City Council named five incorporators to begin the work of AHDC.

Since then, we have expanded our staff, space, and outreach, helping over 1,000 residents find a home in our city. AHDC currently has 7 properties totaling 603 units, with 97 in the construction pipeline. AHDC also manages an Alexandria Police Department Residential Officer Unit.

We seek out opportunities and innovative partnerships to create attractive and unique affordable properties, and we build quality, environmentally sustainable, and connected units that AHDC residents are proud to call home.

We do this because we love Alexandria - and it deserves to be accessible to all.


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