ALTA to Participate in Habitat for Humanity Project
May 31, 2011
On June 1, ALTA staff will join the First American Community Fund to help in a Habitat for Humanity project to rehabilitate a property in Arlington, Va.
The Perry S. Hall Apartment building, a former Section 8 property, was slated to be torn down in 2005 and rebuilt as market-rate apartments. To address Arlington County’s affordable housing crisis, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia intervened, bought the property, and made plans to rehabilitate the existing building and preserve the structure of Perry Hall.
Renovation of the property required complete demolition of the interior of the building and an expansion of its footprint. Through a complete renovation of all systems within the home, Habitat staff and volunteers will convert the unit, formerly nine apartments, into 12 three-bedroom condominium units.