In 1980 through the group’s collective perseverance, the first AHEPA Apartments of 117 units was constructed. Today, St. Louis has four apartment buildings, totaling 256 units. The success of this dream allowed these friends the foresight to understand the need for affordable housing for our growing senior population, and their actions, based on the humanitarian ideals of their Hellenic ancestors made it possible.
AHEPA National Housing Corporation (ANHC) was later created, and since its inception, AHEPA’s national housing initiative has blossomed into one of the largest providers of affordable senior housing in the country. Thanks to an ethos based experience, knowledge, and an organization with a strong focus on resident needs. In 1996, ANHC formed the Grants Program, which has donated over $5 million to local charities across the count1y. One of a few notable foundations over the years is The Chicago Lighthouse, which is a world renowned social service organization that serves the blind, visually impaired, disabled and veteran communities with comprehensive vision care support. Another foundation, the Penelope House in Mobile, Alabama, provides safety protection and support to domestic violence victims and their children through the provision shelter, advocacy, and individual and community education.