New in the Region

The ultimate measure of the impact of our work is an increasing percentage of new or preserved residential units that are affordable for low and moderate income families in Northern Virginia. Our mission promotes successful, diverse, resilient communities through public awareness and advocacy for strong policies that result in housing opportunities for households of all incomes.This page will highlight new affordable developments and the preservation of affordable housing taking place throughout Northern Virginia. We will also look at the developers who make this housing possible. We hope these highlights will provide some benchmark for how well (or not) we are doing in addressing our housing affordability issues in the region, as well as some insights into the challenges and rewards of creating safe, decent housing that’s affordable. 

Residences at Government Center

The Residences at Government Center, known as the “Residences,” is an affordable housing development located on the Fairfax County Government Center campus in Fairfax, Virginia. The apartment complex was created through a public-private partnership between Fairfax County, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Jefferson Apartment Group, Stratford Capital Group, and the Virginia Housing Development Authority.

Union on Queen

Union on Queen is a new mixed-income, multifamily community of 193 apartment residences located in Arlington and developed by The Bozzuto Group and Wesley Housing Development Corporation. Forty percent (78 units) are designated as affordable for households earning 50 and 60 percent of the area median income. The remaining 115 units are market rate apartments.

Jackson Crossing

Jackson Crossing, located at 120 East Reed Avenue, is AHC’s first affordable apartment community in Alexandria. The 78-unit complex includes one, two and three-bedroom apartments, and serves families earning 60% or less of the area median income (AMI). The project is located on Route 1 across from the Potomac Yards shopping center, and has excellent

The Shell

The Shell is an affordable apartment complex located in Arlington’s Columbia Heights West neighborhood. This six-story building contains 83 apartments and 6,600 square feet of ground floor retail space. The building has a spacious lobby, fitness center, 800-square-foot community center, 3,700-square-foot landscaped courtyard, and two levels of underground parking. The project is also EarthCraft certified

Arlington Mill Residences

Arlington Mill Residences is a family-friendly affordable housing complex on Columbia Pike developed by the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH). It features a community room, underground parking, ample green space and a great location with easy access to nearby Glencarlyn Park and the Four Mile Run Bike Trail. Green building features include Energy Star-rated

Apartments at North Point

Cornerstones took ownership of the The Apartments at North Point in 2015 before the 30-year period of this tax credit deal expired. In doing so, they preserved 48 units of affordable housing for low and moderate income families. This development is a garden style apartment community located less than four miles from the new Silver Line