Resolution 830 Working Group

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Resolution 830 Working Group - "Positioning Publicly-Assisted Housing for the Future"



Resolution 830, which was adopted by Alexandria City Council in 1981, memorializes a joint commitment between the City of Alexandria (City) and the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) that requires both parties to replace any of the 1,150 designated public housing units by the Resolution if they are demolished or redeveloped.  It also requires that ARHA and/or its development partners relocate public housing tenants displaced due to demolition and redevelopment activities. Resolution 830 superseded Resolution 99 which was adopted in 1971 to similarly address public housing replacement and relocation concerns. 

Since Resolution 830 was adopted, both local and federal policies, programs, partners and funding sources have evolved significantly. Federal resources for housing are decreasing, creating new challenges for ARHA to fulfill its mission as in the past.  ARHA is actively redeveloping several public housing sites currently  into mixed income communities (there are 5 sites currently in ARHA’s pipeline for redevelopment with partners), so the City and ARHA have concluded that this is the right time to review and modernize Resolution 830 through a community engagement process that will consider best practices as well as development and finance tools and strategies regarding affordable housing development. 

The community engagement process includes a Resolution 830 Working Group that will help develop final recommendations for consideration by the ARHA Board and City Council. The Working Group represents multiple community interests and viewpoints. The community engagement process is a public process and the community is encouraged to participate by attending meetings and providing input. If you have questions, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions  or contact staff at


Past Meetings

Module 1: Current Context of Public Housing Redevelopment, Existing Resolution 830 Units, and the History of Replacement 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018; 6:30pm - 8:30pm 
Location: Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Module 2: Funding and Financing Replacement Units
Wednesday, January 31, 2018; 8:30am - 10:30am 
Location: Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street 

Module 3: Expansion of Resolution 830
Wednesday, February 21, 2018; 8:00am - 10:30am 
Location: Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street 

Module 4: Recommendations on Updated Resolution 830 Policy 
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018; 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Alexandria Renew Education Center & Meeting Space, 1800 Limerick Street, Sixth Floor

Resolution 830 Briefing to the ARHA Redevelopment Work Group 
Thursday, July 12, 2018; 5:30pm - 7:00pm 
Location: City Council Work Room, City Hall (301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314), Second Floor



Please check out Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Also, feel free to contact Brandi Collins, Office of Housing, at 703.746.4990 & Richard Lawrence, Department of Planning and Zoning, at 703.746.4666.  Email: