Housing Development

Housing Division staff can provide information and assistance to developers wishing to build affordable housing in Arlington. A variety of financing and zoning incentives are available.

Land Use & Zoning Tools

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The County Zoning Ordinance provides a public review process for special exceptions to allow greater flexibility in use, density and form of private development in Arlington.  Affordable housing tools are available as part of these special exceptions.

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Financial Tools

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Arlington County works with developers to package local, state, and federal financing resources to support housing acquisition, rehabilitation and new construction. Financing programs include low-interest loans for affordable housing development, tax exemptions, bond financing, historic preservation and low-income housing tax credits.

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