Affordable Housing Month

Arlington is proud to celebrate Affordable Housing Month in October 2023. Affordable Housing Month highlights the importance of affordable housing and housing affordability to the County’s sustainability.  Affordable Housing Month 2023.png  

Don’t miss these events during Affordable Housing Month 2023

Date      Event

September 27
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


Arlington Reads: Matthew Desmond, author of “Poverty, by America”

Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium, Central Library
1015 N. Quincy Street

A presentation by Matthew Desmond about his newest book "Poverty, By America," which investigates why the United States has more poverty than any other advanced democracy. This event is hosted in partnership with Arlington County Department of Community Planning, Housing and DevelopmentArlington County Department of Human Services, and the Arlington Community Foundation.

Attendance is first-come, first-served until seating capacity is reached. The event will be livestreamed on Arlington County's Youtube channel; please RSVP to receive the online link.

Register here.

September 30
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Condominium and Community Association Training 
Topic: Contracts and Contracting 

The City of Alexandria has once again invited Arlington residents to participate in a four-part education series geared towards condominium and community associations in 2023-2024. The goals for these classes include educating homebuyers about the structure and governance of condominium communities; strengthening the knowledge of community board members in understanding, managing and budgeting; helping communities understand state laws, and more! All workshops are offered at no cost to participants, but registration is required.

Register here

October 17
12 - 1 p.m.

Affordable Housing Lunch and Learn - A Virtual Event

Topics Include:

  •  FY 2023 Affordable Housing Master Plan (AHMP) Annual Report
  • Committed Affordable Housing (CAF) Resident Survey Report
  • County staff and BUGATA, a community-based organization, will share the results of a survey of more than 500 CAF residents related to their housing experiences 

October 21
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Home Maintenance Workshop

Arlington Career Center
816 S. Walter Reed Drive  

The Home Maintenance workshop event is designed to offer valuable information to Arlington residents regarding home maintenance and basic repairs. Participants will gain essential basic plumbing, electrical work, drywall repair, and energy savings skills.

Learn more

October 26
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Affordable Housing Bus Tour

Take a look at new affordable developments and learn the story about how they were built.

Tour Stops: 

  1. Queen's Court - 1615 18th Street N. 
  2. Marbella* - 1301 N. Queen St.
  3. Arlington View Terrace East - 1429 S. Rolfe Street
  4. Park Shirlington Apartments* - 4510 31st Street S.
*Note: Tour participants will remain on the bus.

Meeting Location:
Bozman Government Center
2100 Clarendon Boulevard (front plaza near the flagpole)

The Bus Tour is currently full and we are no longer accepting RSVPs

Additional Public Engagement Opportunities

Tenant Landlord Commission Hybrid Meeting
Best Practices for Property Management
October 11 @ 7 - 9:00 p.m.
In-person participation: 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Room 220, Arlington, VA 22201
Virtual participation: Join the meeting via Microsoft Teams

Housing Commission Homeownership Subcommittee Hybrid Meeting
October 18 @ 12 - 1:30 p.m.
In-person participation: 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Room 311, Arlington, VA 22201
Virtual participation: Join the meeting via Microsoft Teams

Affordable Housing by the Numbers

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