Affordable Housing in Virginia

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CSG Testimony re Amazon & Affordable Housing

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Coalition for Smarter Growth March 14, 2019 Arlington County Board Suite #300 2100 Clarendon Blvd Arlington, VA 22201 Re:  Amazon incentive package and community needs Dear Chair Dorsey and members of the Board: The Coalition for Smarter Growth is the leading non-profit in the DC region advocating a network of
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Testimony to Alexandria City Council on demolition of Ramsey Homes

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I am a also a strong historic preservationist, which is what attracted me to Alexandria in 1988. The rich African-American history Parker-Gray and our city, and the bravery of the residents who fought for freedom and equality resonates deeply with me and should continue to be documented, promoted and honored -- as is done so well by the Alexandria Black History Museum.
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Arlington: Accessory Dwelling Units

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We strongly support the proposed ordinance, which proposes to establish a legal permitting process for accessory apartments. We commend the County for recognizing the potential of accessory units as an important opportunity to address the County’s tremendous housing shortfall–for households at all income levels. Accessory Dwelling unit permissions are recognized as a national best practice for mature, single-family housing neighborhoods like in Arlington.
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Ensuring Housing Opportunities in Fairfax

Ensuring Housing Opportunities in Fairfax

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We co-authored "Ensuring Housing Opportunities in Fairfax" using 2005 – 2007 local data on housing costs and income to assess who faces the greatest need for affordable housing in Fairfax County. The analysis was undertaken following criticism by local housing advocates, who decried that the county’s ‘One Penny’ local housing trust fund was used to help finance preservation of units allocated to households making as much as $100,000 per year.
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