ARHA Plans, Projects, and Resolutions
The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority
The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) is a state-chartered public housing authority established on June 27,1939 by City Ordinance and Mayoral appointment of a five-member Board of Commissioners, in accordance with the Code of Virginia’s enabling legislation. ARHA is not a formal entity of the City of Alexandria government. However, the City of Alexandria provides some funding to ARHA in support of its efforts to maintain and modernize its housing stock, as well as, partners with ARHA in other endeavors in support of the Authority’s mission and vision. ARHA is established to operate public housing for income-qualified households, administer certain federal housing programs, administer and operate Low-Income Housing Tax Credit properties, and to maintain, operate, modernize, and/or redevelop its housing stock for the purposes of improving the living conditions of ARHA residents.
ARHA's development entity operates under VHD LLC.
ARHA's FY2023 Five-Year Agency Plan
Public hearings will be held to discuss the Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority’s (ARHA) FY 2023 5-Year Plan. The 5-Year Plan identifies ARHA’s goals and objectives that will enable the Agency to serve the needs of low-income, very low-income, and extremely low-income families for the next five years. The 5-Year Plan also includes a report on the progress the Agency has made in meeting the goals and objectives described in the previous 5-Year Plan and contains a statement of the goals, objectives, policies, etc., that will enable the Agency to serve the needs of child and adult victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. The 5-Year Plan will be made available on the ARHA and City of Alexandria websites, at ARHA’s main office and property management offices at Princess Square and the Ladrey High-rise. The Plan will be provided either by mail and/or email upon request. ARHA will also be providing time for public comment (both before and after the scheduled public hearings). Public hearings for the 5-Year Plan will be held at ARHA’s main office located at 401 Wythe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022, and Wednesday September 7th, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. For additional information visit ARHA's webpage.
In April 2019, the City Council and ARHA Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution 2876, which supersedes Resolution 830. The resolution reflects the continued joint commitment of the City and ARHA to replace 1,150 units of public and publicly-assisted housing and provide tenant protections to any tenant displaced during any future redevelopment activities. In 2018, the public was engaged in a consultation process and the Resolution 830 Working Group was convened to provide guidance to the updated joint commitment. In addition to reaffirming the partners' joint commitments, Resolution 2876 establishes the blueprint for both agencies to continue to work together to provide affordable housing resources to the City's most vulnerable residents.
The archived project webpage can be found here.
Andrew Adkins Redevelopment Project
Click here to read the July 27, 2018 press release from the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority regarding the Andrew Adkins project.
Samuel Madden Homes Redevelopment Project
The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority in partnership with Fairstead, Mill Creek Residential and The Communities Group will redevelop the 66-unit Samuel Madden Homes located in the Braddock Neighborhood. The residential community will be transformed into a mixed-use community featuring mixed-income rental housing, retail, community service uses, and a new location for Hopkins House early childhood education. Additionally, a new public park with a playground and public art will be installed. Several public and community meetings will be held in May to share this information in detail. See the list below. For additional information, please visit the development project website at https://www.samuelmaddenhomes.com/.