The Affordable Housing Master Plan (AHMP) is a policy framework for a shared community vision for meeting the housing needs of Arlington through 2040. The County will be updating the current needs and projections in the AHMP, and engage the community to ensure that the AHMP continues to comprehensively address the future housing affordability needs of Arlington.
Process and Goals
The AHMP provides policy guidance for a broad range of housing efforts, ranging from “bricks and mortar” projects, to services to prevent and end homelessness, to affirmatively furthering fair housing.
The AHMP has three overarching goals:
- Arlington County shall have an adequate supply of housing available to meet community needs.
- Arlington County shall ensure that all segments of the community have access to housing.
- Arlington County shall ensure that its housing efforts contribute to a sustainable community.
As part of the original AHMP adoption, an Implementation Framework was developed that identified priority efforts in support of these goals. These included preserving market rate affordable rental housing, resulting in the newly-adopted Housing Conservation District; increasing flexibility in single family neighborhoods, resulting in updated accessory dwelling regulations to the Zoning Ordinance; and revising the Real Estate Tax Relief Program, resulting in new guidelines for tax relief for elderly homeowners.
As an element of the County’s Comprehensive Plan, the AHMP is typically reviewed and updated every five years.
Timeline and Engagement Opportunities
Visit the Housing Arlington Meetings & Events page to see current engagement opportunities.