Author Archives: Michelle Krocker

Alexandria Meals Tax Increase for Affordable Housing

Last year, a broad coalition of faith communities, human service organizations and housing supporters in the City of Alexandria successfully engaged in an extensive advocacy campaign to secure public funds for an affordable housing development at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Now City Council is considering several options to provide additional funding for affordable

Fx Co Housing Plan Unveiled

The proposed Community-wide Housing Strategic Plan will be presented to the Health, Housing and Human Services Committee of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for the first time on Tuesday, January 16, 9:30 AM at the County Government Center, Room 11.

Housing in Fx Co

In the first quarter of 2018, the final recommendations for Fairfax County’s Strategic Housing Plan will be presented to the Board of Supervisors (BOS). Considered a companion report to the county’s comprehensive Strategic Plan to Facilitate Economic Success, this plan will offer short term and long term strategies to address the growing shortage of housing


November 7 is Election Day in Virginia. All 100 members of the Housing of Delegates are up for election as well as the offices of Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. So many of the issues that impact the families and individuals we serve – healthcare, housing, education, transportation – will be directly affected by

Fair Housing Meeting

  You Are Invited to a Community Meeting on Fair Housing in Loudoun County Join Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) for a presentation and discussion on Fair Housing and avenues for creating more opportunities in Loudoun County. Attendees will hear from HOME subject experts about the upcoming Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) process, as well

Govt Should Invest in Housing

Why should government be involved in housing? Isn’t that something the private sector takes care of? These questions are often raised by the general public, as well as some elected officials. While for-profit developers build the overwhelming majority of our housing stock, it’s become harder and harder for low and moderate income households to afford

Poll Favors Housing

  The first-of-its-kind public opinion poll on housing was conducted recently by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University to gauge Virginians’ thoughts on policies and programs that address housing affordability in the Commonwealth. The poll was commissioned by the Campaign for Housing and Civic Engagement (CHACE), a statewide housing advocacy network

Accessory Dwelling Units

  Reinventing the Home How Accessory Dwelling Units Can Be a Bigger Part of the Housing Solution Monday, October 23, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 5: 00 PM District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street, NW (Gallery Place/Archives Metro) $25 to attend (includes lunch) Register here   Join our partner organization the Coalition for Smarter Growth,

Adaptive Reuse

Re-purposing or repositioning the glut of vacant and obsolete commercial office buildings is a challenge confronting many jurisdictions throughout the DMV – some more than others. With an estimated 18 million square feet of vacant office space at the end of 2015, Fairfax County took the lead in exploring both the challenges and potential solutions

Re-Purposing Office Buildings

   Come to the community meeting on September 25 and learn about the proposed Fairfax County comprehensive plan amendment that will facilitate the re-purposing of vacant office buildings in mixed-use activity centers and industrial areas.   Community Meeting for Office Building Re-purposing Comprehensive Plan Amendment Monday, September 25, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. Bailey’s Upper Elementary