Tag: affordable housing

Your Views: Alexandria is too densely populated

To the editor: Do we really need more density? Alexandria is already the most densely populated jurisdiction in Virginia and the D.C. metro area. The...

ARHA calls for redevelopment of affordable housing

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority put out a call for developers to redevelop five affordable housing properties in the...

Your Views: The unstated reason for densification

To the editor: If all this development city council is rubber stamping is so fiscally advantageous, why is city hall proposing a property tax increase...

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 | cmelloklein@alextimes.com 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 | cmelloklein@alextimes.com 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 | cmelloklein@alextimes.com 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...