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 

NVAHA Leadership Council Positions on Housing Issues and Initiatives

Letter to Virginia Housing Development Authority on Proposal to Recalculate Developer Fees (Follow-up to Aug 30 letter) Sept 14, 2018
Letter to Virginia Housing Development Authority on Proposal to Change the Calculation for Developer Fees Aug 30, 2018
Letter to Fairfax County Board of Supervisors regarding the Proposed Community-wide Strategic Housing Plan May 18, 2018 
Letter to Virginia Housing Development Authority on Allocation of Additional Housing Tax Credits through the Omnibus Tax Act 2017 April 4, 2018
Letter to Loudoun County regarding Guidelines for the Housing Revolving Loan Fund February 23, 2018  

White Papers and Research Reports

NVAHA Research Publications

Northern Virginia’s Preservation Challenge: Trends, Threats and Opportunities

Northern Virginia’s Preservation Challenge: Trends, Threats and Opportunities – Mike Spotts, Neighborhood Fundamentals July 25, 2018
Presentation on Columbia Pike Plan – Nina Janopaul, APAH July 25, 2018
Presentation on One Fairfax Policy – Karla Bruce, Fairfax County July 25, 2018
EMBARK Richmond Highway Comprehensive Plan Update Affordable and Workforce Housing Map
Opportunity Zones Located along Richmond Highway

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

National Housing Conference Paycheck to Paycheck
Out of Reach 2018 How Much Do You Need to Earn to Afford a Modest Apartment in Your State? 
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