6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arlington Mill Community Center
Multipurpose Room 527
To promote everyone’s safety and take the necessary precautions in the days and weeks to come, we plan to postpone the March 2020 Housing Matter’s Forum that was scheduled for Thursday, March 26th.
We will keep community residents and housing providers informed about our plans to reschedule this forum topic in the near future. For more information about upcoming Housing Matters Forums and opportunities to engage around various housing topics, please stay tuned to our website located at: https://housing.arlingtonva.us/housingmatters/.
We also want share information about steps you can take to protect yourself and your family?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Get your annual flu shot if you haven’t already. You don’t want to be vulnerable to getting sick with both flu and COVID-19.
- To find a nearby location to get your flu shot visit the CDC Flu-Finder website: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/flu-finder-widget.html
- Avoid contact with sick people as much as possible.
- Avoid non-essential travel.
Please be safe and be sure to sign up for Arlington Alert for emergency information. Thank you!
It’s that time again! The DHS Housing Assistance Bureau and Community Planning, Housing and Development staff are hosting another periodic community Housing Matters Forum on Thursday, March 26th at Arlington Mill from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The March Housing Matters Forum will focus on housing programs that lower rental costs for eligible residents.
This session will provide:
- A general overview on common housing terms such as Committed Affordable Units (CAFs), Market-Rate Affordable Housing (MARKs), and Area Median Income (AMI). We will walk through what these are and how to access them.
- An overview of County housing programs (Housing Choice Voucher Program, Housing Grants, etc.), including eligibility for each, differences between federal and local programs, changes to the County’s offered rental assistance programs, high level overview of eviction prevention and emergency assistance programs. We discuss application processes, income limits, and lease requirements. Details about the Housing Choice Voucher Program’s pending waitlist reopening will also be shared.
- (Breakout session) An opportunity for people to ask specific questions to County staff and housing providers. English- and Spanish-speaking staff will be available.