From Alliance for Housing Solutions <[email protected]>
Subject The Latest on Missing Middle + New Resources 🏘️
Date June 23, 2022 7:58 PM
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What's New & Next in Arlington's Housing Affordability 

** Show Your Support for
Missing Middle Housing!

New yard signs!
AHS is part of a diverse group of organizations and individuals voicing support for Missing Middle Housing in Arlington. Will you join us? If you haven't let the County know you want to see expanded housing choices in our neighborhoods, it's not too late! Share your input ([link removed]) on Phase 2 of the Missing Middle Housing Study and help spread the word to your friends and neighbors.

Visit ([link removed]) to stay up to date with the latest news and events, including the official support letters ([link removed]) of AHS, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, NAACP Arlington Branch, Sierra Club Potomac River Group, and more. We will continue to add new letters to the website as they are released.

Want to display one or both of our new yard signs? Visit our new yard sign page ([link removed]) to submit your request.

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** AHS in the Media

** Greater Greater Washington
Arlington’s Ambitious Affordable Housing Program
May Be Overwhelmed by the County’s Success
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In a new story from Greater Greater Washington, AHS consultant Alice Hogan joins the conversation on Arlington's housing crisis and weighs in on potential solutions—including Missing Middle Housing.

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** New Resources

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** The Cost of Unaffordability
In a new video from WETA, Carmen Romero of the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) discusses the worsening housing crisis in the Washington Metropolitan area: the causes of runaway housing costs, who is most affected by them, and what happens to our area when a large swath of D.C.-area residents can no longer afford a roof over their head.

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** Recording: Community Land Trusts: A Legacy of and Tool for Racial Justice
What are community land trusts, how do they work, and how can they serve as a tool to rectify the ongoing harms of segregation and housing discrimination? In this webinar, NAACP Arlington Branch explores answers to these questions with John Emmeus Davis, President of the Center for Community Land Trust Innovation.

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** Zoning and Segregation in Virginia: Part 2 — Expanding Housing Choices for the Future of Virginia
A new report from McGuireWoods builds on the firm's previous study ([link removed]) on zoning and housing segregation. The recommendations in Part 2 include specific policy reforms to eliminate discriminatory housing policies that perpetuate racial disparities.

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** Upcoming Events
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** County Board Work Session on Missing Middle Housing
Tuesday, July 12 • 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The Arlington County Board will hold a work session with County staff to discuss the results of Phase 2 of the Missing Middle Housing Study. Board members will provide feedback and direction to staff at that time, including guidance on Phase 3, the final phase of the study.

The public is able to attend in-person or watch online, but no public comment is allowed at work sessions, and no official votes will be taken.

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Watch Live ([link removed])

Attend in person:
Arlington County Board Room
2100 Clarendon Boulevard #300
Arlington, VA, 22201
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** Up for Growth Webinar: So You've Passed ADU Reform, Now What?

Tuesday, June 28 • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Up for Growth and the American Planning Association

In this moderated conversation on Accessory Dwellings, a panel of experts shares how they've built these newly legal units, the challenges they’ve faced, and opportunities for municipalities considering this kind of zoning reform.

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** Join an AHS Group
Become a member of the Alliance for Housing Solutions community on the platform to learn, share ideas, and be part of policy discussions. We currently offer the following groups:

** Housing Action Arlington ([link removed])
This coalition of housing and service providers and advocates meets monthly to share information, plan strategies, and advocate on a range of housing issues in Arlington. Join here ([link removed])

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** Missing Middle Network ([link removed])
Join a group of people committed to increasing the diversity of options and price points of housing in Arlington. Join here ([link removed])

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** Accessory Dwelling Discussion Group ([link removed])
In this group, homeowners, architects, and realtors ask questions, share best practices, and provide support for those interested in developing accessory dwellings. Join here ([link removed])

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