Tag: housing

Community members gather to discuss Alexandria’s health priorities

Alexandria community members met to examine results from a recent citywide health survey at George Washington Middle School on Nov. 3. Attendees discussed the many...

Council approves Route 1 South density increase

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com  City council unanimously approved a master plan amendment that puts the city’s affordable housing strategy east of Route 1 into motion on...

Home Profile: Charm and color on Luray

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Lindsey Swanson and Terry Burcham had just decided to move in together when they stumbled upon a house that they...

AHDC discusses Gateway project at monthly meeting

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com The Alexandria Housing Development Corporation passed resolutions for the soon-to-open Gateway on the West End and approved the release of...

Chatham Square residents seek parking revision

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Old Town residents are pushing back against a request by the Chatham Square homeowners’ association to reverse DSUP conditions that restrict...

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...

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...

Our View: Off these mean streets

Homelessness is the point where numerous other issues intersect. Housing affordability, addiction, mental health problems and availability of social services and jobs are factors...

To the editor: It’s time to sustain affordable housing in Alexandria

To the editor: For almost two decades, Alexandria has lost a considerable amount of its affordable housing stock, making it increasingly difficult for average Alexandrians...

Letter to the Editor: Council should call the question for affordable...

To the Editor:  Alexandria has lost more than 17,000 market-affordable rental homes since 2000 – a shocking 90 percent loss of the city’s moderately priced housing...
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