Tag: affordable housing

Living wage program launches in Alexandria

Local nonprofit leaders have partnered to launch a living wage program in the city, the new organization announced on Monday. The living wage program certifies...

Council discusses salary increases, affordable housing at legislative meeting

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council passed the ordinance on first reading to increase annual compensation for mayor to $41,600 and for other members of...

Church of the Resurrection project receives $2.3 million in tax credits

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection’s affordable housing project, named “The Spire,” won $2.3 million in 9 percent low-income housing...

Carpenter’s Shelter moves to new temporary home

By Mae Hunt | mhunt@alextimes.com Carpenter’s Shelter relocated Saturday to a temporary location at the former Macy’s in Landmark Mall. The shelter will continue to serve...

Mayoral candidates set for final showdown

By Alexa Epitropoulos and Missy Schrott With less than a week left until the Democratic primary, the already-heated clashes between mayoral opponents, incumbent Allison Silberberg...

My View: What makes a community vibrant?

By Heather Peeler When we lift our voices, share our stories and speak out about what’s important to us, we can create change in our...

Council approves funding changes for Ramsey Homes, Lacy Court Apartments

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City council voted unanimously at its legislative meeting on May 22 to approve funding changes for Ramsey Homes and Lacy...

My View: Alexandria gets housing affordability wrong

By Vanessa Calder Alexandria’s city council successfully increased the meals tax on restaurants in its jurisdiction on May 10. The council’s plan is to dedicate...

Letter to the Editor: Restaurant workers need affordable housing

To the editor: Sure, nobody likes a tax increase, but I’m really, really glad Councilor Willie Bailey pressed elected officials to act on affordable housing....

Letter to the Editor: Affordable housing should not be local priority

To the editor: On May 12, the Alexandria City Council voted to confirm increasing the restaurant meal tax from 4 percent to 5 percent, and...
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