Condominium Initiative

The Condominium Initiative focuses on strategies to ensure that condominium owners can preserve and maintain their homes. Assuming a sales price ceiling of $500,000, existing condominiums provide the most likely source of affordable ownership opportunities to low– and moderate-income households in Arlington.

Process and Goals

This initiative includes three major elements:

Build organizational capacity by providing resource materials, classes, workshops, direct technical assistance, and conducting outreach to association management, prioritizing condos primarily owned by low or moderate-income owners;

Promote capital improvements by developing strategies and programs that help support maintenance and renovation needs in existing affordable condos; and

Develop programmatic approaches for direct support by establishing cost-effective methods to provide direct assistance to financially vulnerable low– and moderate-income owners in the context of rising fees and capital expenses.

2023-2024 Condo Education Series:

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 2022-2023. 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


  • Saturday, September 30, 2023; 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    Topic: Contracts and Contracting Recording;  Presentation  



  • Saturday, February 10, 2024; 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    Topic: Managing Common Interest Community Conflicts with Guest Speaker, Heather Gillespie, Virginia Common Interest Ombudsman


  • Saturday, April 6, 2024; 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    Topic: Accessibility Requirements for Common Interest Communities



2022-2023 Condo Education Series

  • Saturday, October 22, 2022; 9:30am - 11:30am
    Topic: Owner Rights + Responsibilities
  • Saturday, January 28, 2023; 9:30am - 11:30am
    Topic: Board Meetings
  • Saturday, March 25, 2023; 9:30am - 11:30am
    Topic: Rules + Rules Compliance
  • Saturday, May 27, 2023; 9:30am - 11:30am
    Topic: Environmentally Conscious Communities


2021-2022 Condo Education Series: 

  • Saturday, September 25, 2021; 9:30am - 11:30am
    Topic: Legal and Legislative Update
    Meeting Video
  • Saturday, October 23, 2021; 9:30am - 11:30am
    Topic: Virtual Meetings
    Meeting Video
  • Saturday, January 15, 2022; 9:30am - 11:30am
    Topic: Reserve Studies
    Meeting Video
  • Saturday, May 10, 2022; 9:30am - 11:30am
    Topic: Condo 101
    Meeting Video
  • Saturday, June 25, 2022; 9:30am - 11:30am
    Topic: Finding (Parking) Spaces
    Meeting Video