Community Development programs help to improve the quality of life in Arlington by supporting public services, business development, job training, employment and affordable housing, particularly for low-income residents.
Through the Community Development Fund, the County provides funding and assistance to local community groups working to achieve the goals identified in the Consolidated Plan:
- Create and sustain affordable housing
- Promote healthy and self-sufficient families
- Stabilize families at risk of homelessness
- Foster vibrant and sustainable neighborhoods
Community Development Fund
The Community Development Fund provides grants through a combination of the following federal, state and local sources. Any program that improves housing or economic conditions for Arlington residents with low to moderate incomes will be considered.
FY 2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)
The FY 2020 application period is now closed.
FY 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)
Federal and State Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program provides funding to Community Action Agencies and others working to address poverty at the community level. Arlington County can use these funds to address local needs for employment, education, income management, housing, nutrition, emergency services and health.
Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF)
The Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) is the County's main financing program for affordable housing development. Since 1988, AHIF has helped create the majority of Arlington’s 6,500+ committed affordable rental units. The Fund provides low-interest loans to developers and subsidizes rehabilitation.