Great jobs, great schools and an unbeatable location make Arlington a desirable community. However, this high demand puts increasing pressure on families, the elderly, persons with disabilities and others with limited financial resources to keep pace with increasing housing costs. The County’s commitment to Affordable Housing helps to address this challenge.
We support affordable housing by:
Affordable Housing Month 2015
September is Affordable Housing Month! Affordable housing is a top priority for Arlington County. For over 25 years, we have committed to preserving and creating new affordable housing opportunities that benefit our whole community. This September, we will celebrate together with tours, forums and info fairs.
Affordable Housing Study
The County is conducting a three-year study to create a shared community vision for affordable housing in Arlington. The Affordable Housing Study will assess current housing conditions, identify needs and develop funding strategies to ensure Arlington maintains a wide range of housing options.
Affordable Housing Investment Fund
The County’s main financing program for affordable housing development has helped to create the majority of Arlington’s more than 6,500 affordable rental units that benefit low-income households. The Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) provides low-interest loans to affordable housing developers.