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.

2021 Meetings

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

 

Date and Agenda Location Meeting Materials
Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.

 

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Virtual Approval of Notes– Action
Ames Center Site Plan– Action
2021 Housing Commission Workplan – Action
Draft Community Energy Plan Implementation Framework– Information
Affordable Housing Zoning Ordinance Amendment– Information
Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Form Based Code Transfer of Development Rights Amendment– Information
Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.

 

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Virtual

 

 

Approval of Notes– Action
2020 Housing Commission Annual Report – Action
Updated Housing Needs Analysis– Information
Draft Fair Housing Plan– Information
Housing Arlington Update – Information
Development Updates– Information
March 11 at 7 p.m.

 

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Approval of Notes – Action
Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Recommendations – Action
2020 Housing Commission Annual Report– Action
Courthouse Landmark Block Site Plan– Action
Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Form Based Code TDR Multiplier Amendment– Action
Ballston Station (CUMC)– Information
Development Updates– Information
March 18 at 7 p.m.

 

Housing Commission Tools and Trends Subcommittee Meeting

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Virtual

 

 

Affordable Housing Master Plan Review (Goal 1: Supply)– Information
March 24 at 6:30 p.m.

 

NOFA Advisory Group

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Virtual

 

 

Review of scoring guidance in anticipation of a FY22 County Loan Fund Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) – Information
March 30 at 7 p.m.

 

Housing Commission Tools and Trends Subcommittee Meeting

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Virtual

 

 

Affordable Housing Master Plan Review (Goal 1: Supply)– Information
April 8 at 7 p.m.

 

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Approval of Notes– Action
Affordable Housing Building Height Zoning Ordinance Amendment– Action
Fiscal Year 2022 County Loan Fund Notice of Funding Availability– Information
Development Updates– Information

April 15 at 7 p.m.
Housing Commission Tools and Trends Subcommittee Meeting

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Virtual Affordable Housing Master Plan Review– Information

 

  • Affordable ownership housing
  • Affirmatively further fair housing
May 6 at 7 p.m.

 

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Virtual Approval of Notes(PDF, 111KB) – Action
Crystal Plaza 1 Site Plan– Action
Serrano Apartments Subordination Agreement – Action
Development Updates– Information
May 12 at 7 p.m.

 

Housing Commission Tools and Trends Subcommittee

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Virtual

 

 

Affordable Housing Master Plan Review– Information

 

  • Rental assistance programs
  • Prevent and end homelessness
May 25 at 7 p.m.

 

Housing Commission Tools and Trends Subcommittee

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Virtual

 

 

Affordable Housing Master Plan Review– Information

 

  • Objective 2.4: Enable Arlington residents to age in the community
  • Objective 2.5: Enable persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community
May 26 at 7 p.m.

 

Housing Commission Bricks and Mortar Subcommittee

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Virtual

 

 

Ballston Station(CUMC)
June 3 at 7 p.m.

 

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Virtual

 

 

Approval of Notes(PDF, 119KB) – Action
Ballston Station – Central United Methodist Church (CUMC)– Action
1901 N Moore St. Site Plan (Rosslyn RCA Site)– Action
Park Shirlington Update– Information
Serrano Apartments Subordination Agreement – Action
Development Updates– Information
June 22 at 7 p.m.

 

Housing Commission Tools and Trends Subcommittee

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Virtual

 

 

Affordable Housing Master Plan Review – Information

 

  • Objective 3.1: Ensure that all housing is safe and code compliant.
  • Objective 3.2: Promote affordable housing close to transit.
  • Objective 3.3: Ensure environmental sustainability practices are incorporated into affordable housing developments.
  • Objective 3.4: Promote long term affordability and financial feasibility of Committed Affordable Units.Objective 3.5: Ensure that the County’s affordable housing goals are integrated into other County plans and policies where appropriate.
June 30 at 7 p.m.

 

Housing Commission Bricks and Mortar

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Virtual Park Shirlington
July 8 at 7 p.m.

 

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Virtual Approval of Notes(PDF, 108KB) – Action
Serrano Apartment Update – Information
Park Shirlington– Action
FY22 County Loan Fund NOFA– Information
Return to in-Person Commission Meetings – Information
Development Updates– Information
July 19 at 7 p.m.

 

Housing Commission Tools and Trends

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Virtual Affordable Housing Master Plan Review – Information

 

Sept. 9

 

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Virtual Approval of Notes(PDF, 99KB) – Action
Serrano Apartment Update – Information
FY22 County Loan Fund Notice of Funding Availability Staff Recommendation– Information
Development Updates– Information

 Oct. 7

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 Virtual Approval of Notes – Action
Columbia Grove Interest Rate Reduction and Resubordination – Action
Park Shirlington – Information
Missing Middle Housing Study Phase 1 Report – Information
Development Updates – Information

Oct. 20 at 7p.m.

Housing Commission and Tenant Landlord Commission’s Joint Subcommittee on the Status of Aging Properties 

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 Virtual

 
  

Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs – Information

Summary of Known Information to Date – Information

Draft Sequence of Events and Milestones – Information

Public Comment

Public Speakers (Residents and Advocates) – Information

Closing Remarks – Information

Nov. 4

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Approval of Notes - Action

Development Updates - Information

Subcommittee Reports - Information

Housing Commission 2022 Work Plan Work Session - Information

Nov. 18

Housing Commission and Tenant Landlord Commission’s Joint Subcommittee on the Status of Aging Properties 

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 Virtual


 

Welcome from chairs

Public comment (2 minutes/commenter)

County presentation of involvement in Serrano response

Discussion of resource mapping and timeline

Closing remarks from chairs 

 Dec. 2

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 Virtual 


Approval of Notes - Action

Pentagon City Planning Study - Information

Marbella Redevelopment Project (Site A) - Information 

Housing Commission 2022 Work Plan - Information 

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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 in order to use the live captioning feature. For further instruction on how to join a Teams Meeting, you can visit 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 Joel Franklin: jefranklin@arlingtonva.us ; 703-228-7949.

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 Joel Franklin: 703-228-7949
  • 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.