The Washington Post: “The D.C. region needs to build 87 new homes per day. It’s not close.”

Five years ago, elected officials in the D.C. area concluded that at least 320,000 new housing units were needed to accommodate the region’s anticipated growth.

The Washington Post: “In bid for more housing, Alexandria ends single-family-only zoning”

Last week, the City Council in Alexandria, Virginia, passed its “Zoning for Housing” plan.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Opinion – Rent Control Measures Will Make Housing Crisis Worse

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

Virginia Lawmakers Approve New Affordable Housing Tax Credit Program

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.

Opinion: Invest in Arlington’s Affordability

Jane Fiegen Green, an Arlington resident, makes the case for funding affordable housing in her community.

Alexandria to Set More Ambitious Affordable Housing Targets, Following Other Localities

Alex Koma with the Washington Business Journal reports on Alexandria’s new, ambitious housing targets. 

Virginia Fact Sheet – Click to download information on the housing crisis in VA

Allowing Accessory Dwelling Units Would Contribute to Housing Affordability in Virginia

Barriers to Housing Abound in Virginia. Can These Bills Help Break Them Down?

Wyatt Gordon with Greater Greater Washington previews several bills that could help address Virginia’s housing affordability crisis.

The Housing Policy Advisory Council Report


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