Author Archives: Michelle Krocker

Fairfax City Church Joins Movement to Build Housing on their Land

  The movement to build housing that is affordable on land owned by faith communities has reached the City of Fairfax. As rising rents and a shrinking supply of affordable stock increase the risk of housing instability for low and moderate income households, advocates have been exploring ways to create more homes in communities with

VHA’s Fall Policy Forum

Virginia Housing Alliance’s Fall Policy Forum in NoVA Wednesday, October 23 1PM-3PM Fairfax Housing and Redevelopment Authority, 3700 Pender Drive, Fairfax Register here. 

Alexandria Housing Affordability Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday November 7, 2019 7PM Alexandria City Hall, Room 2000  

Fairfax County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Meeting

Friday November 1, 2019 9:30AM-12PM Fairfax County Government Center, Room 232 Find the agenda on the AHAC website

Town Hall Meeting with Delegate Samirah

Thursday October 24, 2019 7:30PM Madison High School- 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna Virginia RSVP at   Join Delegate Ibraheem Samirah of House of Delegates District 86 for a town hall about affordable housing in the Northern Virginia region.  The forum will include speakers from the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance, the National Low

Regional Housing Success Comes With Challenges

This week, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board voted to adopt regional housing targets to expand housing supply in activity centers through 2030, with at least 75 percent of new housing affordable for low and middle income households. First and foremost, this is a huge accomplishment that should be celebrated. We acknowledge and

Back to School for Housing Advocates

September is back to school month, and that includes housing advocates as well. There’s been a flurry of housing activity over the summer, and we have a lot of catching up to do. Since the announcement of HQ2 last November, housing as a regional priority has been rising, and we don’t see any sign of

More Than A Transit Corridor

As inner suburban areas in Northern Virginia redevelop their aging strip shopping centers located along major transit routes, local jurisdictions diligently reach out to solicit public engagement and feedback. Community stakeholders are encouraged to participate in an inclusive planning process that will result in benefits for all who live there. Countless community meetings are convened

HAND Luncheon

Join Hand for their Annual Meeting and Housing Expo. The day kicks off with an educational Plenary session featuring thought leaders from across the region. Throughout the conference, guests can visit the Housing Expo, which hosts 100+ exhibitors each year showcasing their organizations. The Annual Meeting concludes with the Awards Luncheon, during which HAND presents

AHS Leckey Forum

Arlington Housing Solutions’ annual Leckey Forum will take place Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The theme is Planning for Equity and Affordability: What Can Arlington Learn from The Minneapolis 2040 Plan? Attendees will hear from a panel of local leaders about lessons learned from Minneapolis.  RSVP required as space is limited. RSVP here.  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 3PM-6PM Barbara