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What You Didn't Know About Nina Janopaul

What You Didn't Know About Nina Janopaul

Title: CEO, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (above, red dress)
Organization: Develops, owns, operates and advocates for affordable housing in Arlington and provides programs and services like financial literacy, wellness and community engagement for residents. Portfolio is worth $200M—with 14 properties, 1,200 apartments. Goal is to add 100 units per year. 
Affordable housing shortage: Since 2000, Arlington has had a net loss of 13,500 affordable rental homes; in 2000, 27% of housing in Arlington was affordable and today it’s 9%.
Annual revenue: $4M.
Memorable project: Arlington Mills—opened a year ago on Columbia Pike. Arlington County built five-story community center and underground parking garage on two-acre site and APAH built 122 apartments above the back of the county garage. Project cost $32M and came in below budget and on time.
Current project: Turning surface parking lot at older garden apartment complex into 229 apartments. Going through county approvals and construction set to start Q1 2016.

What You Didn't Know About Nina Janopaul

Grew up: San Francisco Bay area
Current home: Arlington
Why DC: Husband was a journalist and wanted to be where news was made.
School: Harvard
First job: Travel writer for Let’s Go USA; traveled around the country on a Greyhound bus. 
Job in another life: Policy wonk
Person to meet: Dorothy Day, co-founder of Catholic Worker Movement
Daily habit: Call mom in California.
Favorite book: Someone Knows My Name
Favorite movie: Selma
Favorite vacation: Biking and visiting museums and historic spots in the Netherlands.
Bucket list: Visit Machu Picchu
Family: Married 33 years; daughter (doctor in Boston) and son (going to med school at Penn); one cat.
Hobbies: Biking, yoga, and three book clubs (one of them for 30 years).
Startling fact: During 20s, took year off and traveled around the world with husband on extended honeymoon.