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Residents of Reston’s Crescent apartments wary as redevelopment process starts

When Fairfax County spent $49.5 million to buy the Crescent apartment complex near Lake Anne in Reston, in 2006, it was with the stated goal of preserving affordable housing in the county as real estate values continued their upward climb. So it came as a surprise to the residents when they learned that Fairfax was already looking to sell or lease the property for redevelopment, as part of a bigger plan to revitalize the Lake Anne area. Read more about Residents of Reston’s Crescent apartments wary as redevelopment process starts

Arlington board to vote Saturday on plan to add more affordable housing

The Arlington County Board will decide Saturday whether to significantly expand its goals for affordable housing over the next 25 years by requiring nearly 1 in 5 residences to be within the financial reach of low- to
moderate-income households. Read more about Arlington board to vote Saturday on plan to add more affordable housing

Faith-based group leans on Alexandria council for affordable housing promises

An increasingly powerful coalition of faith-based activists won a commitment from a majority of the Alexandria City Council on Tuesday to increase support for public housing and affordable housing in the city. Read more about Faith-based group leans on Alexandria council for affordable housing promises

Prince William group, Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, announces housing pilot program

Replete with Biblical allusion and allegory, the motif of good vs. evil and the prophets of earth and the Holy Book, leaders of a Northern Virginia interfaith group summoned higher powers Monday night to describe the 2008 foreclosure crisis and its aftermath. Read more about Prince William group, Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, announces housing pilot program

Could Affordable Housing Be Built On Top Of Metro Stations? One Alexandria Non-Profit Thinks So

A non-profit organization in Alexandria is calling for the city council to invest more funds to build and preserve affordable housing in the area, and has proposed land owned by Metro as potential sites for new units. Read more about Could Affordable Housing Be Built On Top Of Metro Stations? One Alexandria Non-Profit Thinks So

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VOICE gets attention with mayoral candidate forum, get-out-the-vote campaign

At the candidate evening in May, mayoral candidates committed to work with VOICE Alexandria on Read more about ALEXANDRIA

Arlington County Board Vote on Affordable Housing Master Plan: Carrington King

On Saturday September 19th the Arlington County Board voted 5-0 to pass the Affordable Housing Master Plan which calls for 17.7% of housing in Arlington to be affordable by 2040 and lays out dozens of tools to get the county to this goal. The heartfelt testimony of VOICE leaders, especially our newest group Mi Voz Cuenta, as well as the 85+ VOICE leaders packing out the hearing room were key in this success.  Read more about Arlington County Board Vote on Affordable Housing Master Plan: Carrington King

Arlington County Board Vote on Affordable Housing Master Plan: Claudia Delgadillo

On Saturday September 19th the Arlington County Board voted 5-0 to pass the Affordable Housing Master Plan which calls for 17.7% of housing in Arlington to be affordable by 2040 and lays out dozens of tools to get the county to this goal. The heartfelt testimony of VOICE leaders, especially our newest group Mi Voz Cuenta, as well as the 85+ VOICE leaders packing out the hearing room were key in this success. 

Letter: Arlington housing plan is benefit to schools, community

Editor: Many of us have grown and changed with Arlington.
I arrived 40 years ago, fresh out of the Peace Corps, with my Turkish husband and little money. We found an affordable rental in the Buckingham community. (A $900,000 townhouse sits there now.) Read more about Letter: Arlington housing plan is benefit to schools, community

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