Author Archives: Michelle Krocker

NVAHA 15 – Accomplishment #4 (2018): NVAHA Produces “Northern Virginia’s Preservation Challenge: Trends, Threats and Opportunities”

Preservation continues to be an essential tool for addressing housing affordability, and increasingly a way to secure neighborhoods of opportunity for low-income households being priced-out of our high-cost localities.  As our region grows, our older, multifamily rental communities continue to be at risk. Recently, news by the City of Alexandria that as much as 88%

NVAHA 15 – Accomplishment #3 (2005, 2018): NVAHA Advocates for Financial Resources at the Local Level to Support Housing Production

NVAHA led two important advocacy initiatives to raise resources at the local level to support affordable housing production. The first was a 2005 campaign for the creation of an Affordable Housing Trust Fund for Fairfax County. This campaign laid out the chronic shortage of housing in the county; outlined the benefits of having a dedicated revenue

Health and Housing Partnerships: Challenges and Opportunities in the Washington Region

  The social determinants of health – defined by the World Health Organization as the conditions in which we are born, grow, live, work, and age – significantly influence individuals’ health outcomes. As evidence of this influence mounts, a growing number of hospitals, health systems, and insurance providers are investing “upstream,” in initiatives that address

NVAHA 15- Accomplishment #2 (2005-2010): NVAHA Takes a Seat at the Table to Shape the Future of Tysons Corner Urban Center

In 2004 the final Environmental Impact Statement for the Metrorail’s Silver Line was adopted, identifying four transit stations in Tysons. Also in that year, 20 proposals for redevelopment in Tysons were submitted under the county’s Area Plan Review (APR) process.  In May 2005 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors established the Tysons Land Use Task

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 bit.ly/VAisHome   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