Tag: affordable housing

Your Views: Let the voters decide Alexandria’s direction

To the editor: My cap’s off to City Manager Mark Jinks for shedding additional light on how the decision was made to eliminate travel lanes...

Council updates city’s vision for Eisenhower East

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City council updated the 2003 Eisenhower East small area plan to push for more affordable housing, open space and pedestrian...

City manager proposes 2-cent real estate tax hike with FY2021 budget

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City Manager Mark Jinks presented his Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal, which includes a 2-cent real estate tax increase, to...

Excessive density makes housing unaffordable

To the editor: We're already in a climate crisis. We are already too densely developed in our city. We are in the top 10 of...

City and ACPS no longer exploring affordable housing at Douglas MacArthur

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] A heated discussion broke out in the community last month about the potential for co-located affordable or workforce housing at...

Your Views: Prioritize home ownership over renting

To the editor: Earlier this month, the first-ever housing summit was held in Alexandria. The focus of the summit was affordability. Unfortunately, home ownership, a...

Our View: Should affordable housing be built on school property?

It’s well documented that Alexandria’s supply of affordable housing has declined dramatically during the past 20 years. The downside of a growing city with...

City considers adding affordable housing to Douglas MacArthur

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Members of the MacArthur Advisory Committee and the community were left scrambling last week after the city indicated it would...

City to host 2020 Housing Summit

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The city is set to host its 2020 Housing Summit, a day-long examination of the future of housing in Alexandria,...

Amazon gift helps Carpenter’s Shelter reach fundraising goal

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Carpenter’s Shelter hit the $2 million fundraising goal for its New Heights Campaign on Monday courtesy of a $300,000 cash...