Housing News & Announcements
The Draft Regional Fair Housing Plan is Now Available for Public Comment
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) has released the Draft Regional Fair Housing Plan for public comment. The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority were part of the regional effort to create the Draft Plan. The Draft Plan describes current barriers to fair housing in the region and lists goals and strategies to overcome these barriers and make housing in the region more accessible to everyone.
The City would like residents to read and submit comments on the Draft Plan. To comment on the Draft Plan, visit the Regional Fair Housing Plan Comment page or send a letter to MWCOG, 777 N. Capitol Street, NE, Suite 300, Washington DC, 20002, Attn: Fair Housing. For questions or the need for accommodations call 202.962.3794 or 202.962.3213 TDD or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Draft Regional Fair Housing Plan Executive Summary (English)
- Draft Regional Fair Housing Plan Executive Summary (Spanish - Español)
- Draft Regional Fair Housing Plan Executive Summary (Amharic)
- Full Draft Regional Fair Housing Plan - City of Alexandria (Spanish and Amharic translations coming soon)
The City will be holding three public listening sessions to inform the public about the contents of the Draft Plan, its goals and recommendations, and receive feedback and comments. There will be two in-person meetings.
The first meeting will be on Wednesday February 22 at 6:30pm at Patrick Henry Elementary School. Free sandwiches and child-care will be available. Translation into Spanish and Amharic will be provided.
The second meeting will be on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30pm at the Leonard Armstrong Recreation Center. The meeting will be in Spanish. Free sandwiches and child-care will be available .
A virtual meeting will be held on Sunday, March 5 using the Zoom web platform.
City Celebrates Grand Opening of The Waypoint
Wesley Housing, the City of Alexandria, Fairlington Presbyterian Church, and numerous partners celebrated the grand opening of The Waypoint at Fairlington with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 28. Located on Menokin Drive, within walking distance of the Bradlee Center and multiple transit lines, the new 81-unit community offers three studio, 12 one-bedroom, 49 two-bedroom, and 17 three-bedroom apartments for households with incomes between 40% and 60% of the area median income; it also includes nine deeply subsidized apartments through the City's pilot rental subsidy program. Approximately 19 of the apartments are attributed to the project's application of the City's bonus density program which grants optional increases in density in exchange for the provision of affordable housing. The project is designed to meet universal design standards with nine units fully accessible. The project is also achieving a Green Building Silver Certification.
Residents will have access to free wireless internet, a community room, business center, and a shared courtyard plaza with the Fairlington Presbyterian Church, in addition to a menu of Wesley's established holistic supportive services. The project was made possible through a partnership with Fairlington Presbyterian Church, the support of Virginia Housing, and a $7.65M gap loan from the City.