Developer Resources

The Office of Housing partners with non-profit and private developers to structure and finance affordable housing projects and works closely with City departments to review development proposals and affordable housing contributions, including affordable set-aside units and/or voluntary monetary contributions to the Housing Trust Fund.

Page updated on Jul 9, 2019 at 1:15 PM

Affordable Housing Procedures and Guidelines

Affordable Housing Financing

Zoning Tools

  • Section 7-700 of the Zoning Ordinance grants bonus density and height in exchange for affordable housing. To learn more, download Section 7-700 here or contact Tamara Jovovic at tamara.jovovic@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-3097.
  • Section 8-200 of the Zoning Ordinance grants optional parking reductions for affordable housing projects. To learn more, download Section 8-200 here or contact Tamara Jovovic at tamara.jovovic@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-3097.
  • On February 23, 2019, the City Council approved Text Amendment #2018-0013 to the Zoning Ordinance to create a new Residential Multifamily zone which provides land areas for multifamily residential development with limited neighborhood serving commercial uses and allows increased floor area in exchange for the provision of affordable housing. To learn more, click here or contact Tamara Jovovic, at tamara.jovovic@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-3097.

Income and Rent Limits

Environmental Assessment Guidelines

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