Economic Opportunities Commission
The EOC, which serves as an advisory commission to Alexandria's Community Action Agency, advises the Alexandria City Council, the Virginia State Legislature and the Virginia Congressional delegation about legislative matters regarding issues including:
- Affordable housing
- Health care
- Homeless prevention
- Utility costs
- Abusive lending practices
Community Needs Assessment
The Economic Opportunities Commission (EOC) recently completed a community needs assessment. The goal of the needs assessment was to allow the EOC to understand the scope of emerging and ongoing needs of economically insecure residents in our community, educate community residents and leaders about the identified needs, and provide input on strategies to address these needs. The Community Needs Assessment Report was released in July 2019. Affordable housing, childcare and food were identified by survey respondents as top needs.
The Economic Opportunities Commission (EOC) serves as an advocate for the City of Alexandria’s most vulnerable residents. The EOC serves as the commission to Alexandria’s Community Action Agency and advises the Alexandria City Council, the Virginia State Legislature, and the Virginia Congressional delegation about legislative matters and issues affecting low-income households.
The anti‑poverty mission of Community Action is to help people help themselves. Programs stress self‑help, self‑reliance and developing solutions to problems in partnership with the low-income community. Through education, advocacy, and direct service programs, Community Action aspires to eliminate barriers to self‑sufficiency, meet basic needs and ensure every individual has the opportunity to reach their maximum potential.
Meetings and Events
June 2019| Agenda
March 2019| Agenda
February 2019| Canceled due to inclement weather
December 2018| Related Documents: Minutes
December 11, 2017 | EOC members will attend a community meeting for the Fairlington Presbyterian Church affordable housing project on Mon, Dec 11, 7 PM at Fairlington Presbyterian Church, 3846 King Street. Please see the flyer for more information.
November 2017 | Agenda and Related Documents: First Quarter Report, Boards and Commissions FY 19 Priorities Letter, Workforce Development Center presentation, Alexandria Small Business Development Center presentation
October 2017 | Agenda
June 2017 | Minutes