Affordable Housing

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:

  • Providing financing and zoning incentives for developers
  • Working with local non-profits that finance and develop affordable housing
  • Providing rental assistance to low-income families

What is Affordable?

Learn more about affordable housing in Arlington and how the County works to support and maintain adequate housing options across all levels of the economic spectrum.

More about Affordable Housing

Goals and Targets

There are County-wide and area-specific goals and targets  for affordable housing. This is the first step toward addressing the affordable housing needs in our community.

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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.

2015 Events Schedule

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.

More About the Study

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.

About the Investment Fund