On November 17, the Alliance for Housing Solutions will honor Arlington Community Foundation’s Shared Prosperity Initiative with the Ellen M. Bozman Affordable Housing Award.
Author and fourth-generation Arlingtonian Wilma Jones has chronicled the stories of the historically African American community where she grew up in a book titled “My Halls Hill Family: More than a Neighborhood.”
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.
Andrea Brennan, housing policy and development director for the Minneapolis, spoke June 5 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.
The Alliance for Housing Solutions’ June 5 Leckey Forum will focus on housing affordability and equity, specifically what can be learned from the new “Minneapolis 2040” plan, which takes steps toward addressing historic patterns of segregation and lack of affordability.
Jay Fisette, a “tireless advocate for affordable housing across the commonwealth” received the 2018 Bozman Award on December 2.
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.
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.
On Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, the Alliance for Housing Solutions Ellen M. Bozman Affordable Housing Award celebration recognized three organizations whose commitment to affordable housing was demonstrated through collaboration in the preservation efforts in Westover.
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.
Watch the full keynote and panels from our 2016 Leckey Forum
The 2016 Ellen M. Bozman Affordable Housing Award recognized twenty Arlingtonians whose commitment helped bring about the County's first Affordable Housing Master Plan.
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.
View presentations from AHS's State of Affordable Housing event, and browse the gallery
The 2015 Ellen M. Bozman Affordable Housing Award was shared by recipients who have helped build Foundations for affordable housing in Arlington, through policy and leadership or through financial support.