Housing Arlington 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.
2022 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, October 22, 2022; 9:30am - 11:30am
Topic: Owner Rights + Responsibilities; What are the rights and responsibilities of a condominium owners and homeowners' association members?
- Saturday, January 28, 2023; 9:30am - 11:30am
Topic: Board Meetings; Well-run board meetings are a vital part of running a common interest community.
- Saturday, March 25, 2023; 9:30am - 11:30am
Topic: Rules + Rules Compliance; Living in a common interest community means following the rules.
- Saturday, May 27, 2023; 9:30am - 11:30am
Topic: Reserve Studies; How should common interest communities navigate the challenges of going green?
2021 Condo Education Series:
- Saturday, September 25, 2021; 9:30am - 11:30am
Topic: Legal and Legislative Update
- Saturday, October 23, 2021; 9:30am - 11:30am
Topic: Virtual Meetings