Developed by AHC Inc., The Shelton is a brand new, 94-unit affordable apartment building located in the Nauck community of Arlington, Virginia. The Shelton was developed through a variety of funding sources, including a $500,000 low-interest rate loan from the Calvert Foundation. Residents began moving into the building in January 2009.
AHC has worked with the Nauck community to provide affordable housing for 33 years. This historically African-American community, located just five miles from Washington, DC, was settled after the Civil War by freed slaves. The Shelton is one of the first new buildings in the Nauck Village Center Action Plan, which was developed as a framework for revitalizing the community.
The Shelton is a U-shaped building with a 10,000- square-foot enclosed courtyard that includes a playground, paved patio, and raised flowers beds with trees and plantings.
The four-story building has 94 spacious apartments -- 3 efficiencies, 29 one bedrooms,
47 two bedrooms and 15 three bedrooms. Four of the apartments are fully accessible ADA units and the remaining 90 units are adaptable. All apartments have Energy Star appliances and electric heat pumps. The windows are Energy Star certified. Hot water heaters are installed on each floor, rather than in individual apartments, to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.
In addition to beautiful apartments, an inviting courtyard, and indoor parking, The Shelton has an 850-square-foot community center with a full kitchen. AHC operates a Resident Services program in this space five days a week. AHC has offered extensive Resident Services at its properties since 1993, serving more than 2,000 children, teens, and adults annually.
AHC Inc., based in Arlington, VA, is a major developer and owner of affordable housing in the mid-Atlantic region. AHC has developed 32 multifamily rental properties in Virginia and Maryland since 1975.