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, 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
- Saturday, October 23, 2021; 9:30am - 11:30am
Topic: Virtual Meetings