Author Archives: Michelle Krocker

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

Brookings: The State of the Capital Region’s Housing

The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and George Washington University’s Center for Washington Area Studies will present new report findings, along with a panel discussion about growth and affordability and what advocates, developers, and local governments can do to ensure the community is able to meet the needs of its residents.   Monday, May 20,2019 3:30PM-5PM The

Housing Arlington Kick Off

Join Arlington County as they kick off their new initiative, “Housing Arlington”. RSVP required for planning purposes.  May 29,2019 6PM-9PM Wakefield High School (1325 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22206)  RSVP here


HousingX is a one day ” un-conference” which will explore the latest innovations in housing design, construction, finance, and land use.  Presented by: Housing Virginia and the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N 3rd St, Richmond, VA 23219,

NoVA Housing Advocates Score Major Budget Gains

Housing advocates should be pleased with the results of the recently adopted fiscal year budgets in Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax County. While housing affordability has been a persistent challenge for a growing percentage of NoVA’s population, advocates have leveraged the Amazon HQ2 announcement in November, and growing sentiment of housing as a regional concern, to

Fairfax County Candidates Respond to Housing Questionnaire

Housing affordability is a significant concern for a growing percentage of Fairfax County’s population. In a recent county survey, over 1,600 participants identified ‘Housing and Neighborhood Livability,’ ‘Affordability’ and ‘Equity’ as top priorities for 2020 and beyond. We understand why. With average monthly rents of $1,788, and the average home purchase price of $548,800, 44

Community Conversation Hybla Valley/Gum Springs

Community Conversation- Share Your Vision for Hybla Valley/Gum Springs as the EMBARK Corridor Develops Tuesday, April 30, 6PM-9PM, a light dinner will be served 6PM-7PM Bethlehem Baptist Church 7836 Fordson Rd, Alexandria, Virginia 22306 (Event Flyer in English and Spanish) Come share your vision for the future of your community! With lots of changes happening

VA Housing Trust Fund Success!

Yesterday, the Virginia General Assembly voted to accept Governor Northam’s amendment for an additional $4 million in the biennium budget for the state Housing Trust Fund during its one day veto session. This biennium allocation of $18 million for the state housing trust fund, combined with Virginia’s upcoming allocation of $4,672,562 from the National Housing