Last week, the City Council in Alexandria, Virginia, passed its “Zoning for Housing” plan.
In an opinion piece for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Ronda Puryear argues against a rent-control plan floated by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Nationwide rent control would worsen, not alleviate, the housing crisis, says Puryear. She also contends that it would lead to inequitable housing outcomes, with affluent residents “crowding out” working-class renters from affordable apartments. … Continued
Mark Robinson with the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports on a new tax credit program that could lead to the construction of hundreds of affordable apartments in the next several years.
Jane Fiegen Green, an Arlington resident, makes the case for funding affordable housing in her community.
Alex Koma with the Washington Business Journal reports on Alexandria’s new, ambitious housing targets.
Wyatt Gordon with Greater Greater Washington previews several bills that could help address Virginia’s housing affordability crisis.