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Court Rules in Arlington County’s Favor on Views at Clarendon
[ 0 ] January 3, 2011

Court Rules in Arlington County’s Favor on Views at Clarendon

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 […]

Arlington’s Affordable Housing: Saving Families Money and Time / Viviendas de bajo costo de Arlington: permiten a las familias ahorrar tiempo y dinero
[ 0 ] December 22, 2010

Arlington’s Affordable Housing: Saving Families Money and Time / Viviendas de bajo costo de Arlington: permiten a las familias ahorrar tiempo y dinero

Families that move into affordable rental apartments supported by the County often end up living much closer to their jobs, saving themselves money and time.   Shorter commutes benefit everyone by getting cars off the roads, thereby reducing congestion and pollution, (see “It’s a Good Day in Arlington”videos) and making it easier for employers to attract […]

Making Apartments Accessible / Lograr que los apartamentos sean de bajo costo
[ 0 ] November 17, 2010

Making Apartments Accessible / Lograr que los apartamentos sean de bajo costo

Do you know someone who might need help obtaining a roll-in shower or a wheelchair ramp?  For more than 25 years the Barrier-Free Grant Program has assisted income-qualified households in making homes more accessible for persons with disabilities.  This program can be used for both rental housing (like apartments) and single-family homes.

[ 0 ] November 10, 2010

“For Arlington to remain economic hotbed, it is going to need affordable housing”

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]

[ 0 ] November 4, 2010

Construction Tour of the Macedonia Apartments on December 4, 2010.

Check out this construction tour of the Macedonia Apartments on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 10AM to 12PM. Please note that the tour is open only to National Building Museum members.

County Picks APAH to Partner on Arlington Mill Site
[ 0 ] November 2, 2010

County Picks APAH to Partner on Arlington Mill Site

Did you hear the news?  Arlington County chose APAH to partner and build the residential component of the new Arlington Mill Community Center on Columbia Pike. The Arlington Mill Residences will feature 122 committed affordable units, 80% of which will be family-sized and twelve of which will be set aside for supportive housing. Also, Arlington Mill Residences will […]

Development Report Just Released, Includes Information on The Macedonian
[ 0 ] November 1, 2010

Development Report Just Released, Includes Information on The Macedonian

The Planning Division’s Research Team recently released the 3rd quarter 2010 Development Tracking Report.  This report summarizes information on residential and commercial projects under construction, completed, demolished, and approved by the Arlington County Board. During the 3rd quarter, the Research Team reports that 869 residential units were in various stages of construction.  A new apartment building, […]

PSH Celebrates Five Years of Success
[ 0 ] October 28, 2010

PSH Celebrates Five Years of Success

On October 14, 2010, Arlington County celebrated the five-year anniversary of the Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSH) by presenting awards to area landlords and other key supporters of the innovative housing program.  The award presentations were part of a luncheon event held at Rosslyn-based The Boeing Company.  Tenants, social workers, and other partners also took part. Nine […]

Revisiting Arlington’s Creative Class: Housing Affordability
[ 0 ] October 27, 2010

Revisiting Arlington’s Creative Class: Housing Affordability

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 […]

Buckingham Village 3: Historic, Affordable Apartments for Rent Soon / Buckingham Village 3: próximamente, apartamentos históricos y de bajo costo para arrendar
[ 0 ] October 22, 2010

Buckingham Village 3: Historic, Affordable Apartments for Rent Soon / Buckingham Village 3: próximamente, apartamentos históricos y de bajo costo para arrendar

Newly renovated apartments of this historic property will start becoming available as soon as December 2010. This project is the result of an extensive community process to create a redevelopment and preservation plan for Buckingham Villages. The renovation plan addresses the needs of the community while incorporating the latest green and historic guidelines.