Housing Arlington Kick-Off Online Feedback Share your thoughts on Housing Arlington, a new umbrella initiative focused on affordable housing and “missing middle” housing. Learn more about Housing Arlington and its focus areas below, and give us your feedback by Friday, June 28. Overview: Housing Arlington What is Housing Arlington? Housing Arlington is a new umbrella initiative that tackles complex housing affordability issues through multiple interconnected programs. Housing Arlington seeks to combine tools and solutions to generate holistic and adaptable solutions for the issues of both affordable housing and a shortage of affordable housing options for the middle class (dubbed the “missing middle.”) Vision and Goals The vision for Housing Arlington is to create a more inclusive housing community that takes care of our lowest-income residents while providing ample opportunity for our middle-class residents and others, grounded in equity, opportunity, stability and adaptability. The initiative focuses on the following guiding concepts, with integration between specific issues, challenges, and solutions: Affordable Housing: How do we create housing opportunities for our low-income population, using affordable units, grants, home buying assistance and more? Missing Middle Housing: How do we create a range of moderately-priced homes for households with incomes too high for subsidies but too low for many market-rate homes? Multi-Level Partnerships: How do we better use local, regional, state, and federal; public, private and non-profit partnerships to innovate in housing policy and practices to enable Arlington to achieve its housing affordability goals and objectives? The Housing Arlington framework will focus on six interconnected elements: • Land Use Tools • Financial Tools • Institutional Partnerships • County Employee Housing • Condominium Initiative • Affordable Housing Master Plan Update What are we seeking feedback on? Housing Arlington's public engagement kicked off with a community event on May 29. For those who couldn't attend, we are seeking feedback on the umbrella initiative and the six focus areas underneath it. This survey will be open until June 28. Learn more about Housing Arlington and sign up for email updates at the box to the right. Are you an Arlington resident?YesNoAre you a homeowner or renter?HomeownerRenterWhat neighborhood or Civic Association do you live in?Alcova HeightsArlington-East Falls ChurchArlington ForestArlington HeightsArlington MillArlington RidgeArlington ViewArlingwoodAshton HeightsAurora HighlandsBallston-Virginia SquareBarcroftBellevue ForestBluemontBoulevard ManorBuckinghamChain Bridge ForestCherry Valley Nature AreaCherrydaleClaremontClarendon-CourthouseColonial VillageColumbia ForestColumbia HeightsCrystal CityDominion HillsDonaldson RunDouglas ParkDover CrystalFairlingtonForest GlenFoxcroft HeightsGlebewoodGlencarlynGulf BranchHighland Park-Overlee KnollsJohn M. LangstonLeeway OverleeLong Branch CreekLyon ParkLyon VillageMadison ManorMaywoodNauckNorth HighlandsNorth RosslynOld DominionOld GlebePenroseRadnor/Ft. Meyer HeightsRivercrestRiverwoodRock SpringsShirlingtonStafford Albemarle GlebeTara-Leeway HeightsWaverly HillsWaycroft-WoodlawnWestover VillageWilliamsburgWoodmontYorktownHow active are you in your Civic Association, Homeowners Association, Renter Board or Condo Association?I am a leaderI actively participateI am a memberI get informationI don't know if I have oneIf you are not an Arlington County resident, where do you live?Feedback: Housing Arlington Background on Housing Arlington Learn more about: - Housing Arlington overview - Housing Arlington initiatives What are some of the housing challenges you or members of your family face now or possibly in the future?What other ideas or issues should we consider or be concerned about as we discuss the future of housing in Arlington?What additional comments do you have on the future of housing in Arlington County?Feedback: Land Use Tools Background on Land Use Tools Learn more about: - Land Use Tools overview - Land Use Tools: timeline - Land Use Tools: Housing Conservation District overview. - Land Use Tools: Housing Conservation District map - Land Use Tools: Missing Middle Housing How important is it to increase the supply of housing units in Arlington County?It is not importantIt might be importantNot sureIt's fairly importantIt is very importantHow important is it that we create a greater variety of housing choices across Arlington County?It is not importantIt might be importantNot sureIt's fairly importantIt is very importantWhat type of housing could you envision you or someone in your family living in at some point in your lifetime? Townhomes Mid-rise apartment/condo Live/work units High-rise apartment/condo Duplex Triplex/fourplex Bungalow courts Lofts Accessory dwelling There are several kinds of missing middle housing (accessory dwelling, duplex, fourplex, townhouse, midrise multifamily, courtyard complex). Which types of missing middle housing are the best fits for different Arlington neighborhoods?The goal of the Housing Conservation District (HCD) is to preserve and expand housing affordability. Which of the possible issues related to this goal gives you the most concern?Loss of private open spaceLoss of tree canopyLoss of, or changes to, potentially historic sitesExisting non-conformity may remainParking spillover into surrounding streetsScale of new development/appropriate for neighborhood contextPotential impact on utilities and stormwater facilitiesIncreased demand for County parksIncreased school populationIncreased trafficObjective 1.1.10 of the Affordable Housing Master Plan states: "Explore flexibility in housing types and residential uses in single-family neighborhoods." How comfortable are you with expanding housing choices in single family neighborhoods?I am not comfortableI am somewhat uncomfortableNot sureI am somewhat comfortableI am very comfortableFeedback: Financial Tools Background on Financial Tools Learn more about: - Financial Tools overview - Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) - What Is Affordable? Given the financial tools Arlington County has explored (or is exploring now), what is missing? What other tools and resources should we consider?Beyond loans originated through the Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF), what other financial strategies should the County explore to create more Committed Affordable Units (CAFs) and improve leveraging of County funds?Feedback: Institutional Partnerships Background on Institutional Partnerships Learn more about: - Institutional Partnerships overview - Successful Partnerships How comfortable are you with Arlington County partnering with different types of institutions to provide a greater supply of affordable housing?Places of worship/faith communityI am not comfortableI am somewhat uncomfortableNot sureI am somewhat comfortableI am very comfortableHigher education institutionsI am not comfortableI am somewhat uncomfortableNot sureI am somewhat comfortableI am very comfortableArlington Public SchoolsI am not comfortableI am somewhat uncomfortableNot sureI am somewhat comfortableI am very comfortableCommunity-serving organizations/non-profitsI am not comfortableI am somewhat uncomfortableNot sureI am somewhat comfortableI am very comfortableAre there any other options we should be considering?What are the best ways to partner with institutions to achieve affordable housing? Creative land use planning Use of undeveloped land/infill Joint redevelopment/co-location Feedback: County Employee Housing Background on County Employee Housing Learn more about: - County Employee Housing overview In what additional ways can the County Employee Housing Program demonstrate its commitment to expanding housing opportunities for County employees such as educators and public safety personnel?As a resident, do you think Arlington County should develop and support homebuyer and renter assistance programs for County and public school employees?It is not importantIt might be importantNot sureIt's fairly importantIt is very importantWhy or why not?Feedback: Condominium Initiative Background on the Condominium Initiative Learn more about: - Condominium Initiative overview How important is it for Arlington County to provide technical assistance for condo and homeowner associations as they consider redevelopment, long-term sustainability and reasonable fees?It is not importantIt might be importantNot sureIt's fairly importantIt is very importantHow important is it for Arlington County to play a role in keeping condominiums affordable for lower- and middle-income residents?It is not importantIt might be importantNot sureIt's fairly importantIt is very importantIf you own a condominium, does your property have deferred maintenance or delayed capital improvement needs? What are they?What are some topics or trainings that would be helpful for you and your condo association?If you do not own a condo, do you see yourself owning or renting a condo sometime in the next 5-10 years? Why or why not?Feedback: Affordable Housing Master Plan Update Background on the Affordable Housing Master Plan Update Learn more about: - Affordable Housing Master Plan Update overview - Affordable Housing Master Plan Outcomes and Goals - About the Affordable Housing Master Plan How important are each of the following objectives in the current Affordable Housing Master Plan , which will be updated in 2020? GOAL 2: Arlington County shall ensure that all segments of the community have access to housing.Objective 2.1: Affirmatively further fair housing.It is not importantIt might be importantNot sureIt's fairly importantIt is very importantObjective 2.2: Ensure low- and moderate-income individuals can access housing.It is not importantIt might be importantNot sureIt's fairly importantIt is very importantObjective 2.3: Prevent and end homelessness.It is not importantIt might be importantNot sureIt's fairly importantIt is very importantObjective 2.4: Enable Arlington residents to age in the community.It is not importantIt might be importantNot sureIt's fairly importantIt is very importantObjective 2.5: Enable persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community.It is not importantIt might be importantNot sureIt's fairly importantIt is very importantGOAL 3: Arlington County shall ensure that its housing efforts contribute to a sustainable community.Objective 3.1: Ensure that all housing is safe and code compliant.It is not importantIt might be importantNot sureIt's fairly importantIt is very importantObjective 3.2 Promote affordable housing close to transit.It is not importantIt might be importantNot sureIt's fairly importantIt is very importantObjective 3.3: Ensure environmental sustainability practices are incorporated into affordable housing developments.It is not importantIt might be importantNot sureIt's fairly importantIt is very importantObjective 3.4: Promote long-term affordability and financial feasibility of Committed Affordable Units.It is not importantIt might be importantNot sureIt's fairly importantIt is very importantObjective 3.5: Ensure that the County's affordable housing goals are integrated into other County plans and policies where appropriate.It is not importantIt might be importantNot sureIt's fairly importantIt is very importantAny additional thoughts on Housing Arlington?