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AFFORDABLE HOUSING: 87 New Luxury Apartments Available in North Old Town

Alexandria Housing Development Corporation Announces Pre-Leasing of The Bloom

There will be a wait list for the 87 units available at The Bloom in North Old Town. (Image: Alexandria Housing Development Corporation)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – According to a press release sent out by Alexandria Housing Development Corporation (AHDC) this morning, the new luxury apartment building called The Bloom will begin accepting pre-leasing waitlist applications for the 87 units set aside for affordable housing on July 13, 2020 through July 19, 2020.

About the Bloom/Units available at The Bloom

Units/sizes: The Bloom is renting 87 units to the public. Units are reserved for households making up to a certain percentage of the Area Median Income (AMI). (The remaining 10 housing units in The Bloom are held in partnership with Carpenter’s Shelter as a part of their New Heights Redevelopment.) The unit breakdown is as follows:

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A 1-Bedroom unit can hold 1-2 people. A 2-Bedroom unit can hold 2-4 people. A 3-bedroom unit can hold 3-6 people.

Income and Rent: The following are the 2020 income and rent limits based on nearby AHDC properties, and are subject to change. Income maximums and allowable rents are determined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Actual rent may be lower than maximum allowable rent. AHDC will post anticipated actual rents when available. The Bloom will accept Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8).

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The Bloom is located in North Old Town Alexandria, under a half-mile from the Braddock Road Metro Station and near Del Ray, Crystal City, and Potomac Yard. The amenity-rich building features luxury tile flooring, modern finishes and EnergyStar appliances, in-unit washers and dryers, three separate community spaces, and a planned community garden.

HDC is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider.

To facilitate this affordable housing opportunity, AHDC partnered with the Carpenter’s Shelter, who will share the building with The Bloom. In addition to the 87 units being provided by AHDC, ten units will be rented to formerly homeless individuals who will receive services from Carpenter’s Shelter. The City of Alexandria provided loan funds to assist in financing this development project.

AHDC anticipates that move-ins will begin in October 2020, with new units becoming available weekly, as construction allows. For more information about The Bloom and the pre-leasing process (including COVID-19 considerations) please read The Bloom Preliminary Leasing Application Information, please visit or call 703.739.7775.

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Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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