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  • Report: Occupations of tenants in Arlington County CAFs

    Report: Occupations of tenants in Arlington County CAFs

    Staff of the Housing Division has studied the occupations of a sample of tenants living in Arlington County’s Committed Affordable units (CAFs). This report lists the most common occupations among 370 working tenants. The information was gathered directly from tenant files over a 16-month period, from November 2011 through April 2013. The report also looks at […]

  • “Understanding Condominium Living” class

    “Understanding Condominium Living” class

    Arlington County, in partnership with Alexandria City and VHDA, has scheduled another “Understanding Condominium Living” class for prospective and current owners of condominium or cooperative homes. The class happens Friday,  November 6 at Samuel Tucker Elementary, 435 Ferdinand Day Drive from 7 to 9 p.m. This class is geared towards owners and buyers of condominium […]

  • Opening of Colonial Village

    Opening of Colonial Village

    Wesley Housing Development Corporation today held the ceremonial re-opening of Colonial Village, a 162-unit complex of garden apartments in the Courthouse neighborhood. The recent renovation of the property was funded in part by an Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) Loan from Arlington County. The rehabilitation added “bump-out” additions to some units to accommodate families with children; […]

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Two-pager Affordable Housing rosetta stone!

Two-pager Affordable Housing rosetta stone!

[ 0 ] October 25, 2013

Arlington’s current The Citizen features a two-page pullout about affordable housing and its stories. This includes: What is affordable housing? Generally, housing affordability is defined as a total housing cost (rent or mortgage plus utilities) that is no more than 30% of household income. “CAFs” — Committed Affordable Housing units – is Arlington’s term for housing that must […]

Occupations of CAFs tenants: Frequently-Asked Questions

Occupations of CAFs tenants: Frequently-Asked Questions

[ 0 ] October 23, 2013

The Housing Division has released a report about the occupations of tenants of County-supported affordable housing, based on a sample comprising 370 jobs. Categories of occupations are based on those of the American Community Survey (ACS) of the U.S. Census, although several are unique to this report; for example, “Hotel” is not a category in the […]

Specifications of occupations locations

Specifications of occupations locations

[ 0 ] October 16, 2013

A study of a sample of employed persons who live in Arlington County’s Committed Affordable rental units (CAFs) showed them to be more likely to work in Arlington County than employed persons in the County in general. From information pulled at random regarding 370 employed persons living in CAFs, location of workplace could be ascertained […]

Production employees in Arlington!

Production employees in Arlington!

[ 0 ] October 10, 2013

Arlington has never been referred to collectively as a tool maker, or a stacker of wheat, but some residents of Committed Affordable rental units do indeed work in production occupations. In the Housing Division’s recent study of occupations of a sample of tenants in County-supported rental housing, 1.9% were in production occupations. (Most of these […]

September is Affordable Housing Awareness Month!

September is Affordable Housing Awareness Month!

[ 0 ] September 4, 2013

  County Board Chair J. Walter Tejada will proclaim the month of September 2013 as Affordable Housing Month in Arlington. All members of the community are invited to join the County Board in understanding the importance of affordable housing to our collective sustainability.  As part of the efforts to raise awareness around affordable housing the […]

Free condo class: Essentials of Community Association Leadership

Free condo class: Essentials of Community Association Leadership

[ 0 ] August 29, 2013

This 6 hour comprehensive leadership training is a nationally-recognized program developed to educate board members, homeowners, new managers, and other professionals living and working in community associations about the role and obligation of developers, roles and responsibilities of the board of directors, association documents, operating budgets, and board member fiduciary responsibility. Topics covered include roles of common interest […]

Arlington Mill Community Center Ribbon Cutting!

Arlington Mill Community Center Ribbon Cutting!

[ 0 ] August 22, 2013

 Join Arlington County Chairman J. Walter Tejada and the Arlington County Board for the Arlington Mill Ribbon Cutting ceremony! Tour the fabulous new center, learn about the great programs and services available to the community and enjoy fun activities in Arlington’s newest multi-cultural and multi-generational community center! 121 affordable apartments will be leasing up later […]

Authorized tenant?

Affordable housing not exempt from the 2013 rabbit boom

[ 0 ] August 15, 2013

This photo was taken August 14 at Woodbury Park, an apartment complex near the Court House metro station which is owned and operated by AHC. Woodbury Park includes both market-rate and affordable housing, and was developed in part with support from Arlington County. Experts in the Washington D.C. metro area agree that 2013 has brought […]

Moving Toward Shorter Commutes: Data from Tenants in Affordable Housing

[ 0 ] June 28, 2013

A study of a sample of tenants in affordable housing in Arlington County shows that a plurality of the households moved closer to their places of employment, rather than farther away, when they leased up CAFs (Arlington’s Committed Affordable rental units). Of 173 working adults: 41% moved closer to their jobs (by at least 1/4 mile) […]