Homeownership Subcommittee

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Purpose / Mission: The Homeownership Subcommittee of the Citizens Advisory Commission on Housing is an advisory group that provides input to the Housing Commission and County staff on the direction of the County’s homeownership programs.  

Membership: The Homeownership Subcommittee is comprised of two Housing Commission members and three members of the public, to be appointed by the Homeownership Subcommittee Chair.

  • Housing Commission Members:
    • Karen Serfis (Subcommittee Chair)
    • Michael Hemminger
  • Members of the Public:
    • Richard Donohoe
    • Nicole Merlene
    • Michael Spotts

Homeownership Subcommittee Meeting Materials

October 18, 2023; 12:00pm-1:30pm

July 11, 2023; 6:00pm-8:30pm

May 11, 2023; 8:30am-10:00am

February 17, 2023; 8:30am-10:00am

December 13, 2022; 12:00pm-1:30pm

November 1, 2022; 8:30am-10:00am


Homeownership Subcommittee’s Role Related to County’s Homeownership Study

The Homeownership Subcommittee of the Citizens Advisory Commission on Housing will provide input to County staff during the course of the planning period for the County’s Homeownership Study. More specifically, the Subcommittee will:

  1. Act as a conduit between Homeownership Study planning staff and the Housing Commission. This will include providing updates at regular Housing Commission meetings about progress of the Homeownership Study. Feedback from Housing Commission meetings will be shared with Homeownership Study staff.
  2. Offer a diverse perspective and guidance to staff through the application of a racial equity lens to ensure that racial equity is being considered and that the Homeownership Study furthers the County-wide priority to eliminate, reduce, and prevent disparities.
  3. Offer feedback about the Homeownership Study. This will include:
    • Review homeownership data, trends, and analysis from staff-led Barriers Analysis.
    • Review performance of Arlington County’s existing homeownership programs as part of the Homeownership Program Review.
    • Provide guidance on community engagement efforts.
    • Advise staff in the development of Arlington’s homeownership goals and vision.
    • Offer guidance on the homeownership program recommendations, including modifications to existing programs and considerations for new programs, as developed by staff and/or the consultant(s).
    • Offer implementation considerations for program recommendations that are developed through the Homeownership Study.