Leckey Forum

Housing Segregation: A Vestige of the Past?

The Fair Housing Act was passed fifty years ago, yet America’s neighborhoods remain deeply segregated along racial lines. Author Richard Rothstein argues that this divide is the direct result of government policies, some of which are relegated to the past and others that are still in place today.


Leckey Forum 2016: Finding the Missing Middle

Event Recap

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Is it time to focus on how Arlington's housing market works for its middle-income population?

What can design, and financial and regulatory initiatives do to better serve downsizing seniors, young people, growing families, and newcomers to the community experiencing sticker shock?

AHS convened experts and community members at the Clarendon Ballroom on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Daniel Parolek of Opticos Design provided an inspiring keynote defining Missing Middle Housing (link to the video or slidepresentation), and we heard from panelists on planning/zoning and financial considerations (see video at Making Room for Missing Middle Housing and Making the Numbers Work).

Speakers (see program for bios):

  • Erik Gutshall, Clarendon Home Services, and Arlington Planning Commission

  • Bob Brosnan, Catholic University

  • Scott Matties, Cunningham | Quill Architects

  • Lisa Nisenson, GreaterPlaces

  • Robert Burns, City First Enterprises, and Grounded Solutions Network

  • Richard Donohoe, Fidelity Bank Mortgage

  • Steven Cover, Arlington Community Planning, Housing, and Development

  • Noemi Riveira, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia

  • David DeCamp, D2 Partners, LLC

  • Michael Geary, Geary-O'Hara Family Foundation

Guests were treated to a preview of our missing middle design gallery.

Learn more about Missing Middle Housing.

Leckey Forum 2015: Nuts & Bolts of Affordable Housing

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AHS developed its 2015 Leckey Affordable Housing Forum as a "teach in" on current affordable housing issues in Arlington. [See all previous Leckey Forum topics.]

Link to the program with speaker bios. Link to presenter slides from the blue titles below.

Financing the Deal: Tax Credits and the AHIF

The Basics of Low Income Housing Tax Credits---Michael Scheurer, Vice President, Cornerstone Housing Development Corp.

Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF)---Yoomie Ahn, Housing Development Supervisor, Arlington County

General Land Use Plan and Zoning Issues

Achieving Affordable Housing: Role of the General Land Use Plan and Zoning---Susan Ingraham Bell, Planning and Zoning Consultant

Market Rate Development and Affordable Housing in Arlington County---Kedrick Whitmore, Venable LLP

The Public--Private Partnership

The Public--Private Partnership---Nina Janopaul, President/CEO, APAH and David Cristeal, Housing Director, Arlington County

Housing in Community

Home Buying in Arlington---Reverend Jon Smoot, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia and Karen Serfis, Executive Director, Arlington Home Ownership Made Easier (AHOME)

Community Facilities Study (CFS) Update and Housing Implications---Ginger Brown, Vice Chair, CFS Working Group

Educational Support Programs in Affordable Housing: Building Successful Families and Neighborhoods through Resident Services---Kathie Panfil, Board Member, APAH and Edu-Futuro and Jennifer Endo, Resident Services Director, AHC Inc.

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