6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arlington County Virginia Department of Human Services
Ground Floor Auditorium
Evictions in Arlington County: What we know. How we respond. Looking forward.
Join Arlington County staff and the Tenant Landlord Commission for a community forum on evictions in Arlington County. Local landlords and service providers will share their perspectives on resources and gaps, opportunities and challenges.
According to the Eviction Lab at Princeton University, most poor renting families spend at least half of their income on housing costs nationwide, with one in four of those families spending over 70 percent of their income just on rent and utilities. Incomes for Americans of modest means have flatlined while housing costs have soared. Only one in four families who qualifies for affordable housing programs gets any kind of help. Under those conditions, it has become harder for low-income families to keep up with rent and utility costs, and a growing number are living one misstep or emergency away from eviction.
What We Know
Overview of eviction problem and process in Arlington.
How We Respond
Panel discussion on landlord and service provider responses and services. Opportunities for questions and answers at the end.
Presentation on legislative challenges and opportunities, and group discussion on gaps, opportunities, and next steps.