Montgomery County 2017 Business Partner of the Year

 The Amsterdam Housing Authority/
Rivercrest Development Corporation

Erika Ramirez, Rivercrest Development Corporation (left),
Damaris Carbone, Amsterdam Housing Authority (center), 
Scott Stevens, Chairman FMS Workforce Development Board, Inc. (right)

The Amsterdam Housing Authority was established in 1957 by residents and leaders in Amsterdam concerned about the need for clean, safe, affordable housing for senior citizens and families in the community. In 1970, the dream and vision of such housing became a reality with opening the New Amsterdam Apartments; the High Rise for senior citizens and handicapped persons and the Garden Apartments for families.

Over the years, AHA has grown, adding the Stratton Apartments for senior citizens in 1976, and Section 8 Rental Assistance Program 1977. In 2005, Rivercrest Development was formed for the continued purpose of the providing low income families with decent, safe and sanitary affordable of housing.

Today AHA owns 265 apartments and provides rental subsidy to over 450 low income families and senior citizens in the Amsterdam community. AHA is committed to providing housing that Amsterdam can be proud of.

The mission of the Amsterdam Housing Authority is to at all times develop and operate each project solely for the purpose of providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing for eligible families in a manner that promotes serviceability, economy, efficiency, and stability of the projects, and the economic and social well-being of the tenants.  The Amsterdam Housing Authority will not deny the opportunity for housing to any eligible applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability or any political or union affiliations.

AHA has utilized all of the Workforce Solutions Centers training services in addition to posting their job openings with the Central Job Bank. They have utilized the On-the-Job Training for new hires, Employed Worker Upgraded Training, Customized Training, Youth Work Experience, and the Youth On-the Job Training.  AHA has proven year after year to provide excellent mentoring for our local youth.  The partnership with the Amsterdam Housing Authority has been extremely successful and as a result, FMS Workforce Solutions looks forward to a continuing partnership with them in workforce development. Congratulations to Damaris Carbone for their success!


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