Like bridges and roads, affordable housing is an investment in a community’s infrastructure. Along with numerous social benefits, housing affordability supports diverse jobs and wage levels and also attracts and retains workers – critical to a community’s long-term economic success.
This special event, presented by AHS in cooperation with Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO), took place during Affordable Housing Month, September 2015, at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. (Link to the flyer).
Michelle Winters (Winters Community Strategies) moderated a panel that included Paul Browne, Wesley Housing Development Corporation and John Welsh, AHC, Inc. (each of whom presented a case study on a mixed-income development) and Edmund Delany, Capital One Bank, and Steve Cover, Arlington County, who provided banking and local policy perspectives. (Read program with bios.)
Review the presentations:
- Michelle Winters---introduction and context for the discussion
- Paul Browne on Wesley's Pierce Queen (now known as Union on Queen) development, an example of a mix of income levels on a single site
- John Welsh on AHC's Woodbury Park/The Frederick, an example of a mixed-income neighborhood
AHS is grateful for support for this program from---