Resources and Publications

National, State and Local Websites

Here is a list of organizations’ sites that we hope you’ll find useful; providing links to national organizations as well as state and local groups. They will highlight information on housing advocacy, best practices in affordable housing policy and programs, attractive affordable housing design, livable, mixed-income communities and much more.

National Housing Conference
National Low Income Housing Coalition
Enterprise Community Partners
Alliance for Housing Solutions
The Coalition for Smarter Growth
George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis
Housing Association of Non-Profit Developers (HAND)
Housing Virginia
Virginia Housing Alliance

Housing-Related Websites for County and City Governments

Alexandria Office of Housing
Arlington Housing Division
Fairfax County Dept of Housing and Community Dev
Keeping Fairfax Affordable
Falls Church Division of Housing and Human Services  
Loudoun County Department of Family Services, Housing and Community Development 

Prince William County Department of Housing and Community Development 

Community Letters

Letter to Alexandria City Council on the Proposal to Redevelop Andrew Adkins July 10, 2017

White Papers and Research Reports

NVAHA Research Publications

Leveraging Public Land for Affordable Housing in Northern Virginia: A Primer
Commercial Linkage Fees in Northern Virginia: A Primer
Charting A Way Forward: Preserving Market Rate Affordable Housing in Northern Virginia’s Inner Suburbs
Moving Toward Regional Housing Policies in Northern Virginia

Summary Report on June 2010 Regional Forum 
Homeless in Northern Virginia: Local Communities Respond To Preventing and Ending Homelessness

Research Publications (arranged by topic)

Advocacy Tools

A Winning Story for Housing Policy
Housing CAN Messaging Platform
Advocates Guide to Framing A Strategic Communications Checklist
Framing and Messaging Toolkit for Housing Advocacy  
You Don’t Have To Live Here: Why Housing Messages are Backfiring and 10 Things We Can Do About It

Micro Units

Compact Units: Demand and Challenges 
The Macro View on Micro Units

Housing, Children and Educational Outcomes

America’s Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness
“Should I Stay or Should I Go?” Exploring the Effects of Housing Instability and Mobility on Children.
NVAHA Affordable Housing Lesson Plan for Grade School Children

Housing and Income

Priced Out in 2014: The Housing Crisis for Persons with Disabilities
US Conference of Mayors Hunger and Homelessness Survey
Under Pressure The State of Working Northern Virginia
Housing Security in the Washington Region
Home Matters for Virginia

Housing and Economic Development

The Greater Washington Region’s Future Housing Needs: 2023 
Housing As Infrastructure 
Obama Administration Housing Development Toolkit Sept 2016
Public Land & Affordable Housing in the Washington, DC Region: Best Practices and Recommendations 
Strategic Plan to Facilitate Economic Success in Fairfax County 2014
New Virginia Economy 

Housing and Regionalism

Strategies for Increasing Housing Supply in High-Cost Cities: DC Case Study  
A Guidebook for Increasing Housing Affordability in the Greater Washington Region 
Call the Question: Will the Greater Washington Region Collaborate and Invest to Solve Its Affordable Housing Shortage?  
The Importance of a Regional Affordable Housing Strategy: Small Steps Toward Regionalism

Housing and Transportation

Mixed Income Housing Near Transit
Beltway Burden: The Combined Costs of Housing and Transportation in the Metro DC Area
A Heavy Load: The Combined Housing & Transportation Burdens of Working Families