The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, our partner in developing Gilliam Place. They are a great resource and understand what it takes for churches to redevelop their property.
enterprise community partners
Enterprise Community Partners helped us in the initial stages of planning for redevelopment. They provided grants and expertise as we began our journey toward affordable housing.
five minutes on faith-based development
A helpful article exploring the possibilities for redeveloping faith-based properties into affordable housing.
Rev. Dr. Jason Whitehead is a coach, counselor, and minister in Denver, CO. He worked with us throughout this project to tell our story and build this website.
What kind of relationship should a congregation develop with a surrounding neighborhood that lacks affordable housing? Could a church, itself, be broken as a gift for others?
On Sunday, June 5, 2016, members and guests of Arlington Presbyterian Church (APC) held their final worship service in their church home of 86 years.
On Sunday, November 17, 2019, Arlington Presbyterian Church (APC) celebrated their return to their former site opening a new worship, office and multi-use space on the ground-floor of Gilliam Place, a 173-unit affordable housing community developed by the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) along Columbia Pike.
faith + leadership
After a period of discernment and community engagement, a congregation takes a risk and finds its way back home.
Partnership has been as important to APAH’s growth as planning. Incoming CEO, Carmen Romero, points with pride to Gilliam Place, APAH’s collaboration with Arlington Presbyterian Church (APC).
Since the developer, the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), didn’t need about a quarter of the Columbia Pike property it bought from the church last year, why not create a small pocket of green space to cushion the concrete in the highly urban neighborhood and provide a space of reflection and revival?
The coronavirus is devastating churches’ finances. Affordable housing could provide an answer. The Arlington Presbyterian Church in Virginia was dealing with declining Sunday attendance, and fewer donations, before deciding to turn to an affordable housing developer for help.