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, memorialized a joint commitment between the City of Alexandria (City) and the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) that required both parties to replace any of the 1,150 designated public housing units by the Resolution if they are demolished or redeveloped.  It also required 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 Resolution 830 superseded Resolution 99 which was adopted in 1971 to similarly address public housing replacement and relocation concerns.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 evolved significantly. Federal resources for public and publicly-assisted housing are decreasing, creating new challenges for ARHA to fulfill its mission as in the past.  ARHA was actively redeveloping several public housing sites into mixed-income communities, so the City and ARHA  concluded that Resolution 830 should be reviewed and modernized. A community engagement process was convened to consider best practices; as well as consider development and finance tools and strategies regarding affordable housing development. 

The community engagement process included a Resolution 830 Working Group that helped to develop final recommendations for consideration by the ARHA Board and City Council. The Working Group represented multiple community interests and viewpoints. 



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 demolished in the event of future redevelopment activities and provide tenant protections to any tenant displaced during any future redevelopment activities. 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. 


Community Open House: Update on the Draft Revised Resolution 830
Thursday, April 11, 2019; 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Charles Houston Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room, 901 Wythe Street

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: