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
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.
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
Editor: I have been struck by some of the comments in letters to the editor opposing the county’s draft Affordable Housing Master Plan and Implementation Framework. A letter in the July 2 edition decries doing “radically more than our fair share,” which seems to be defined as more than what neighboring jurisdictions are doing. Yet, the writer doesn’t make clear why Arlington should be considered comparable to other jurisdictions. Read more about Letter: Time has come to pass Arlington housing plan
Editor: How sad! Judging from the full-page advertisement sponsored by “Concerned Arlington County Homeowners” in recent issues of the Sun Gazette, it seems Arlington civic life has degenerated to the point that some disgruntled residents apparently feel comfortable engaging anonymously in public mudslinging and fear-mongering.(...) Read more about Letter: Critics of Arlington housing plan need to be more transparent
A redevelopment project approved by the Fairfax City Council Tuesday brought the city’s ongoing debate about affordable housing policy to the forefront.
...About 70 affordable housing advocates affiliated with the organization Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) attended Tuesday’s city council meeting to support the affordable housing component of the development. Read more about Affordable housing remains hot topic in Fairfax
It is not a perfect project and not everyone got what they wanted. But it
will be a vast improvement over what is there now, and it includes some much-needed affordable housing.
...And indeed, an overflow crowd of City residents packed Council chambers to speak during last week’s public hearing before the Council took action. More than 70 belonged to VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement), a coalition of faith organizations and nonprofits. Read more about Kamp Washington Triangle Redevelopment Approved
Advocates are bringing new attention to the issue of affordable housing in the city of Fairfax, prompting the City Council to review its current policies.
The city has recently attracted several residential redevelopment projects, but members of the group Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) said they are concerned that the process will push lower-income residents out of the city. Read more about Fairfax city advocates shed light on housing challenges