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 Arlington recognizes that housing affordability is an issue across the spectrum of household income levels, including both low-income and middle-income households.
Arlington County’s FY 2020 budget includes $16 million for the Affordable Housing Investment Fund and a fully-funded Housing Grants budget of $9.3 million.
Jay Fisette, a “tireless advocate for affordable housing across the commonwealth” received the 2018 Bozman Award on December 2.
In a move that will add much needed affordable housing stock to Arlington's Metro corridors, the County Board approved a site plan and rezoning request that would allow Wesley Housing Development Corporation to redevelop a former Red Cross Headquarters site, fronting on Rt. 50, into mixed-income affordable housing.
According to an Arlington County press release, the Buckingham neighborhood property situated at 20 N. Thomas street, 15 and 19 N. Trenton, and 4333 Arlington Boulevard will be redeveloped to include 97 affordable multifamily units that meet green and energy efficiency standards, 19 townhomes, and the preservation of the adjacent Whitefield Commons garden apartments.
Arlington held a community forum to discuss options for updates to the County's Accessory Dwelling Ordinance.