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The Arlington County Board approved a $6.38 million Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) loan to help the Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC), a non-profit organization, purchase and renovate Howard Manor Apartments. CPDC has agreed to keep the units affordable for moderate and low-income tenants for up to 60 years. The three-building garden apartment complex, located at 2506 [...]
The Arlington County Board on Saturday approved plans for a new 121-unit affordable apartment building, Arlington Mill Residences. “This project reflects Arlington’s commitment to providing a range of affordable housing options in the County,” said County Board Chairman Christopher Zimmerman. “This development includes housing suitable for families with children. There also will be units affordable to [...]
After ten years, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia is building again in Arlington. Perry Hall is being converted from an existing apartment building to a 12-unit condominium building. The 12 low- and moderate-income families have been selected and have started to invest their sweat equity hours.
This is part 12 of an ongoing series about Crystal City. Click here for part 11. About a month ago, Arlington Economic Development launched a new online home for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) information. With the BRAC deadline of September 15, 2011 approaching, it is more important than ever to reach the County’s BRAC-affected workers and [...]
See highlights about where Crystal City has been, where it is now, and where it’s going.
The six-year legal battle may be coming to a close . An appellate court has ruled in favor of Arlington County Government in the Views at Clarendon affordable housing case. The case had attempted to claim that the County violated the Constitutions of the United States and Virginia when it loaned funds for an affordable housing project to be [...]
Check out all the new real estate projects coming to Arlington that were featured at last month’s Arlington Real Estate Showcase at the Artisphere. The virtual tour by Arlington Economic Development (AED) provides the inside scoop on all the newest projects in Arlington, plus advance notice on what’s coming up next year.
At a recent event hosted by the Alliance for Housing Solutions, a local affordable housing non-profit, experts spoke about housing’s important role in helping the economy grow. Former County Manager Ron Carlee, now with the International City/County Management Association, emphasized the connection between a diversified workforce and diversified housing. See the Arlington Virginia Network’s summary video below. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7UaOQGmlRQ&fs=1&hl=en_US]
The Washington, D.C. Region was ranked by Richard Florida’s 2002 book, The Rise of the Creative Class, first among metro areas in percentage of Creative Class population (25-34 years olds). He theorized that communities with a high degree of diversity attract young, educated and creative people who contribute directly to economic growth. For Arlington’s Creative [...]