Seven Corners and Housing

Read our letter to Fairfax County’s Planning Commission as they consider a Comprehensive Plan Amendment for Seven Corners. While there’s a lot to like about this plan, the housing strategies, especially for lower income households who currently live there, are insufficient. We urge the Planning Commission to direct staff to conduct a more detailed analysis of the household incomes and family sizes of those people living in the older, market affordable apartments in the study area, and to adopt more specific housing goals and targets for families earning $30,000 – $50,000 annually. Long term, both financial and regulatory tools will be needed to provide housing for these households at lower income levels.

The Board of Supervisors will take up this plan amendment at their July 28 meeting.