We develop and preserve quality housing that is affordable and support our residents to thrive as members of the Alexandria community.
AHDC was born from a request from then-Councilman William Euille and Councilwoman Joyce Woodson to Alexandria city staff for a plan of action to address the City's affordable housing needs. In April of 2003, Mildrilyn Davis, Director of the Office of Housing, and Phil Sunderland, City Manager, responded with a memorandum detailing the establishment of a new non-profit housing corporation. This plan anticipated city involvement in the creation and initial establishment of the corporation, but without direct oversight of its activities. In January of 2004, the City Council named five incorporators to form the corporation and oversee its initial setup and AHDC was incorporated in May of that same year.
HAND Achievement Award: AHDC was the recipient of a 2010 Annual Achievement Award from the Housing Association of Non-Profit Developers (HAND) for its innovative approach to the expansion of affordable housing demonstrated by The Station at Potomac Yard. HAND supports a community of housing providers in the Baltimore-Washington DC-Richmond corridor.
AHDC has embarked on a strategic planning process that will result in a new business plan for the organization. We are actively seeking new opportunities to implement our mission.