AHS Events

Equity & Affordability: 2019 Leckey Forum Videos

Andrea Brennan, housing policy and development director for the Minneapolis, spoke at the Alliance For Housing Solutions’ annual Leckey Forum about how her city recently upended many of its housing regulations to make way for affordability and, most importantly, equity.

Housing Segregation: A Vestige of the Past?

The Fair Housing Act was passed fifty years ago, yet America’s neighborhoods remain deeply segregated along racial lines. Author Richard Rothstein argues that this divide is the direct result of government policies, some of which are relegated to the past and others that are still in place today.


AHS Presents Arlington for Everyone Volunteer Training

Do you want to help keep Arlington a diverse and inclusive community? At AHS we do! In the spirit of the importance of affordable housing, we offered a training about the Arlington for Everyone campaign for this year’s MLK Day of Service on January 15th. The campaign is designed to spark a community dialogue about the importance of housing affordability and housing options for the future of Arlington.

The State of Affordable Housing 2017: The Changing Landscape of Affordable Housing Finance

The State of Affordable Housing Forum is an annual AHS event designed to engage the community in a discussion of a range of current events and the outlook for affordable housing in the coming year. This year's event subtitled “Federal Upheaval…Local Consequences” was held at the intersection of major federal decisions that could have lasting political impacts to the future of affordable housing finance and community economic development programs.

Leckey Forum 2016: Finding the Missing Middle

Event Recap

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Is it time to focus on how Arlington's housing market works for its middle-income population?

What can design, and financial and regulatory initiatives do to better serve downsizing seniors, young people, growing families, and newcomers to the community experiencing sticker shock?

AHS convened experts and community members at the Clarendon Ballroom on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Daniel Parolek of Opticos Design provided an inspiring keynote defining Missing Middle Housing (link to the video or slidepresentation), and we heard from panelists on planning/zoning and financial considerations (see video at Making Room for Missing Middle Housing and Making the Numbers Work).

Speakers (see program for bios):

  • Erik Gutshall, Clarendon Home Services, and Arlington Planning Commission

  • Bob Brosnan, Catholic University

  • Scott Matties, Cunningham | Quill Architects

  • Lisa Nisenson, GreaterPlaces

  • Robert Burns, City First Enterprises, and Grounded Solutions Network

  • Richard Donohoe, Fidelity Bank Mortgage

  • Steven Cover, Arlington Community Planning, Housing, and Development

  • Noemi Riveira, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia

  • David DeCamp, D2 Partners, LLC

  • Michael Geary, Geary-O'Hara Family Foundation

Guests were treated to a preview of our missing middle design gallery.

Learn more about Missing Middle Housing.