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 Jan 6, 2021 at 8:20 PM

Affordable Housing Procedures and Guidelines

  • Download the 2019 Procedures Regarding Affordable Housing Contributions to learn about opportunities to contribute to the City’s Housing Trust Fund and/or provide affordable housing units. To learn more, contact Tamara Jovovic at  tamara.jovovic@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-3097.
    • NEW! Updated Procedures will be posted on January 31, 2021 to reflect amendments approved by City Council on December 12, 2020 specific to projects seeking density in excess of density envisioned by an underlying small area plan; senior housing projects; and office to residential conversions.
    • Learn about the impact of the Housing Trust Fund
  • Download the 2019 Affordable Housing Plan Guidelines for City guidance on the submission of affordable housing plans to the Alexandria Housing Affordability Advisory Committee. To learn more, contact Tamara Jovovic at  tamara.jovovic@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-3097.

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

  • Download the 2020 Income and Rent Limits here. NEW! 2021 Income and Rent Limits will be available in Spring 2021.To learn more, contact Tamara Jovovic at  tamara.jovovic@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-3097.

Environmental Assessment Guidelines

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