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?
    Register Today!

 

  • 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.
    Register Today!

 

  • Saturday, March 25, 2023; 9:30am - 11:30am
    Topic: Rules + Rules Compliance; Living in a common interest community means following the rules.
    Register Today!

 

  • Saturday, May 27, 2023; 9:30am - 11:30am
    Topic: Environmentally Conscious Communities; How should common interest communities navigate the challenges of going green? 
    Register Today!

 

2021 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