County Board passes AHMP unanimously

AHS applauds the unanimous Board vote September 19 to approve the Affordable Housing Master Plan (County press release; Sun Gazette article; Washington Post coverage). Many, many thanks (3 years' worth!) to the 18-member citizen working group and County staff for sustained, thorough, data-based, creative work---and final documents responsive to the multitude of contributions and concerns from the community.

And very special thanks to AHS's HousingArlington coalition partners and all of those who wrote and testified in support of AHMP.

The portion of the September 19 Board meeting covering the Affordable Housing Master Plan begins at 01:11:16 in this video, and includes:

  • the County staff report at 1:18:34
  • remarks by working group leadership and commission representatives at 1:44:41
  • some very compelling public testimony---beginning at 2:21:34. Almost 50 persons spoke, expressing a range of concern and feeling that is well worth hearing.

Link to more on AHS's education efforts around the Affordable Housing Master Plan.