Author Archives: Michelle Krocker

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

VA 12th Highest Housing Wage

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) recently released their annual Out of Reach report for 2018. The report illustrates the discrepancy between wages and the cost of rental housing, and how this trend is not improving. Housing costs continue to increase from year to year, and wages are not keeping up. Nationally, the hourly

Arlington’s Big Idea Roundtable

Throughout the month of June, Arlington residents had the opportunity to sit down with County Board members, commissioners, and neighbors to discuss the future of Arlington through the Big Idea Roundtables. Five events were scheduled and held at different times and locations to accommodate various resident schedules. There was high interest in the meetings, generating

VA Responds to Evictions Crisis

The newly-formed Campaign to Reduce Evictions (CARE) launched May 22 with a kick-off presentation at the First Baptist Church in Richmond. Convened by the Virginia Poverty Law Center, this multi-sector group of attorneys, tenant advocates, organizers, and researchers was created in response to the release of Eviction Lab data earlier this year showing an alarming