Housing Commission (Citizens Advisory Commission on Housing)

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 emergency, Housing Commission meeting schedules and format have changed.

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Meeting dates and times are tentative until a public notice and agenda are posted.
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At this time, confirmed meetings will convene virtually. Learn how to view and participate below.

The Housing Commission is an all-volunteer, County Board-appointed, 13-member citizen advisory group responsible for advising the County Board on housing policy issues and funding allocations.

2022 Meetings

Meetings are typically scheduled monthly, prior to County Board meetings. To be included on the email distribution list for meeting agendas, contact Alex McMillen.

Date & Agenda  Location  Topics & Materials 

Jan. 13 

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Virtual  

 

Approval of Notes - Action
Barcroft Apartments - Information
Marbella Apartments - Information
Housing Commission 2022 Work Plan - Information
Housing Commission 2021 Annual Report - Information

Feb. 1

Housing Commission Bricks and Mortar Subcommittee

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Virtual

 
 Marbella Redevelopment Project (Site A)

Feb. 3 

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Virtual  

 

Approval of Notes - Action
Pentagon City Planning Study - Action
Marbella Redevelopment Project (Site A)(PDF, 876KB)  - Action
Housing Commission 2021 Annual Report(PDF, 400KB)  - Action
Development Updates(PDF, 168KB)  - Information

Feb. 17

Housing Commission Tools and Trends

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Virtual

 
Affordable Housing Master Plan Review - Draft Implementation Framework(PDF, 749KB)

March 10 

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Virtual 

Approval of Notes - Action

2025 Clarendon Boulevard(PDF, 279KB) - Action

County Manager's Housing Budget - Information

Columbia Gardens Update - Information

Affordable Housing Master Plan Review: Draft Implementation Framework(PDF, 749KB) - Information

Development Updates(PDF, 612KB) - Information

March 17

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Virtual  Open Meetings and FOIA Training 

April 14 

Virtual 

 Approval of Notes - Action

PenPlace(PDF, 450KB) - Action

Development Updates(PDF, 613KB) - Information

May 5 

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Virtual 

Approval of Notes - Action

Missing Middle Study - Information

Development Updates(PDF, 613KB) - Information

May 31

Housing Commission Tools and Trends

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 Virtual  Missing Middle Housing Study

June 9

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Virtual 

 Approval of Notes - Action

The Haven/Ballston Macy's(PDF, 550KB) - Information

Housing Grants Program Review - Information

CAF Strategies Document(PDF, 3MB) - Information

Development Updates(PDF, 178KB) - Information

2608 Shirlington Road(PDF, 393KB) - Action

June 28

Housing Commission Bricks and Mortar Subcommittee

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Virtual

Park Shirlington

Marbella and Arna Valley View 

July 7 

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Virtual 

Approval of Notes - Action

Missing Middle Housing Study - Action

Marbella & Arna Valley View(PDF, 789KB) - Action

Park Shirlington(PDF, 431KB) - Action

Commission Meetings Guidance - Information

Homeownership Study - Information

CAF Strategies Document(PDF, 3MB) - Information

Development Updates(PDF, 178KB) - Information  

August – No Meeting  No Meeting No Meeting 
Sept. 8  Virtual   
Oct. 6  Virtual   
Nov. 3  Virtual   
Dec. 8  Virtual   

 

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How to View and Participate in a Virtual Housing Commission Meeting

Virtual Housing Commission meetings will be held through electronic communication means in compliance with the Code of Virginia and Arlington County’s Continuity of Operations Ordinance. All meetings are open to virtual attendance by the public and closed to in-person attendance.

  • Commission members, staff, and public testimony will be hosted by teleconference/videoconference via Microsoft Teams.
  • Meeting access information will be provided on the Commission’s webpage at arlingtonva.us. (Link will be posted in chart above prior to the meeting start.)
  • Live captioning is available when using the Microsoft Teams App. Please download the free Microsoft Teams App onto your computer and test it prior to the meeting. You must be using the Teams App and be logged in to use the live captioning feature. For further instruction on how to join a Teams Meeting, see the How to Join a Microsoft Teams Meeting video.
  • Audio is available from the dial-in phone option.
  • A recording of the meeting will be posted to the Commission’s webpage two business days after the meeting.
  • To request translation services or other reasonable accommodations, contact Alex McMillen: amcmillen@arlingtonva.us703-228-3773

The public can participate by sharing live verbal testimony or written comments in advance.

  • Sign-up online to speak by 12 noon on the day of the meeting.
    • In-person registration will not be available.
    • Registered speakers will receive an email with further instruction.
    • Speakers will join the meeting via Microsoft Teams (accessible through a web browser or the free app) or via a phone line to provide their comments.
    • To register by phone, contact Alex McMillen: 703-228-3773.
  • Submit written comments online to the Housing Commission. Comments received by 12 noon on the day of the meeting will be provided to the Commission in advance.