Author Archives: Michelle Krocker

2019 NoVA Housing Expo

March 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Washington-Lee High School 1301 N. Stafford Street (four blocks north of Virginia Square Metro) Browse dozens of exhibits featuring apartment rentals, government assistance programs, home-buying opportunities and professionals, mortgage information and assistance and much more! Take advantage of helpful free workshops and one-on-one consultations designed to help you get where

Housing Matters forum Arlington

March 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Stambaugh Human Services Center  2100 Washington Blvd (Sequoia 1), Conference Room D Join Arlington County for the first in a series of “Housing Matters” community meetings, designed for both tenants and landlords. This is an opportunity to share information and discuss various housing topics including: Eviction and fair housing laws Housing

ADU Open House- Arlington County

March 5, 2019 4pm-8pm Ellen M. Bozman Government Center (formerly Courthouse Plaza) 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Conference rooms C&D Join Arlington County for an open house. They are seeking community feedback on proposed setback requirements for new detached accessory dwellings. 

VA HTF Update

In their version of the budget, the Virginia Senate included $3M over two years for the Virginia Housing Trust Fund. Now the House and Senate budget bills need to be reconciled. There is still hope for housing resources, though greatly reduced from the anticipated $20M outlined in the Governor’s budget. For more details, read the

Public Statement from Housing Advocates to VA General Assembly Money Committees

Housing Advocates: NVAHA and housing partners have sent the following public statement to all members of the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate. The letter expresses our disappointment about the removal of the increase to the Virginia Housing Trust Fund originally outlined in the Governor’s budget. Joint Statement on VA Housing Trust Fund

Fair Housing in NoVA

  Discussions about racial equity and social justice have become a more intentional part of our regional conversations on housing affordability. Understanding the meaning of institutional racism, white privilege and the de jure and de facto barriers to full participation in the housing markets help us view our land use policies and housing patterns through

Community Forum on Housing for All

Plan to attend a Community Forum on Housing for All, Thursday, March 14, 7:30 – 9PM at First Baptist Church of Vienna, 450 Orchard Street, NW Vienna, VA. The following speakers are confirmed: Dr. Vernon C. Walton, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Vienna, David Bowers, Enterprise Community Partners, Mid-Atlantic VP, Catherine Hudgins, Hunter Mill District

Lee Highway Visioning Kick-off

Lee Highway Visioning Kick-off is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 12, 7-9:30 PM at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington. This will launch a multi-year planning process that will take a closer look at the long-term goals for the corridor.

Expanding Housing Supply and Affordability

In recent years, the issue of housing affordability has gained prominence in our national dialogue. Efforts to address the rising costs for safe, decent homes have generated substantial debate about the role of market-rate development, the availability of committed affordable housing, and the causes and impacts of gentrification. Today, the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance

ACTS Racial Equity Forum

January 30, 2019 8AM-1PM Beth El Hebrew Congregation 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria Join Act for Alexandria for their 2019 Impact Forum.  The Forum will bring together leaders from multiple sectors to “discuss innovations in philanthropy and strategies for building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and individuals to make a lasting impact in the community.” This