Author Archives: Michelle Krocker

Amazon, Housing and the Regional Response

  At their December meeting, NVAHA’s Leadership Council had a lengthy discussion about Amazon and its impact on housing affordability. Since the November 13 announcement by Governor Northam regarding Crystal City’s selection as one of two HQ2 sites and the details around the state’s incentive package, there’s been an avalanche of commentary and analysis by elected

NVAHA in 2018

As we reflect on 2018, we are truly thankful for the hundreds of individuals, community-based organizations and corporate partners from across Northern Virginia who share this work of building more inclusive, equitable and lasting communities. Housing policy and advocacy are our core competencies, but throughout the year we’ve collaborated with houses of worship, smart growth

Sign the Petition – $20M for VHTF!

  We know that housing is the platform upon which individuals and households achieve greater self-sufficiency. Research tells us that place matters, and that the quality and affordability of housing can impact a person’s health, a family’s stability and a community’s economic sustainability. These are issues that matter to Virginians. Yet, for every 100 low-income

Celebrating 2018 Regional Housing Leaders

The torrential rains last Thursday night didn’t stop housing professionals and friends from attending our 2018 Regional Housing Leaders Reception and Awards Ceremony to honor exceptional individuals and organizations in our industry. These leaders motivate, inspire and call upon all of us to act to create more equitable, inclusive, and thriving communities. We were proud

Housing and Health Partnerships

Place matters, and in the last few years, research has increasingly demonstrated that where you live can have a dramatic impact on your physical and emotional health. This message was echoed throughout the day-long symposium, Home Remedies Connecting Housing and Health For Stronger Communities, sponsored by Housing Virginia on July 11.  Attended by housing professionals

Loudoun Issues RFP for $25M Housing Trust Fund

On July 30, Loudoun County’s Department of Family Services issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to eligible affordable housing developers to submit applications for the Affordable Multifamily Housing Loans in accordance with the County of Loudoun Affordable Multifamily Loan program Guidelines approved by the Board of Supervisors on July 3, 2018. The Program is funded by

EMBARK, Preservation and Equity

  On July 25, the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance and the Coalition for Smarter Growth co-hosted a community forum on the preservation of market-affordable housing along the Richmond Highway corridor. We organized the forum to highlight the findings in our recently released report Northern Virginia’s Preservation Challenge, and to call attention to the risk

NVAHA Reception for Regional Housing Leaders

  The Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance cordially invites you to the2018 Regional Housing Leaders Reception and Awards Ceremony Thursday, September 27, 20186:00pm  Cocktail Reception7:00pm  Awards CeremonyU.S. Patent and Trademark Office600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VirginiaJoin us in celebrating the exceptional individuals and organizations leading the way toward more equitable, inclusive, and thriving local communities. HonoringRegional

Evictions Forum in Arlington

  Much ado has been made about Virginia’s high eviction rates since the publication of a New York Times article featuring data from the new Eviction Lab. The shocking data showed that Virginia has five localities in the nation’s top ten for highest eviction rates. While not one of the five localities, Arlington prides itself

Preservation Through an Equity Lens

In May, Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors approved a redevelopment plan along Route 1 in south county known as EMBARK Richmond Highway. This multi-year plan envisions multimodal improvements – roadway, bicycle/pedestrian and transit – from Huntington to Woodbridge, and the development of six community business centers with a mix of residential, office and retail uses