From Alliance for Housing Solutions <[email protected]>
Subject Meet Our New Executive Director + Special Event News
Date October 27, 2022 5:59 PM
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AHS welcomes Charles McCullough 

** AHS Names Charles McCullough as New Executive Director

AHS is pleased to welcome Charles McCullough as our new Executive Director. A South Arlington resident for more than 15 years, Charles is an attorney with a track record of leading community-based organizations and serving as the voice of inclusion for a host of local organizations.

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** 2022 Leckey Forum: Registration Open!
Please join the AHS on Wednesday, November 2nd for the 2022 Leckey Forum featuring Jenny Schuetz, author of Fixer-Upper: How to Repair America's Broken Housing Systems. ([link removed])

This free, in-person event will be held at the Church at Clarendon from 4–6 p.m. A reception with the author will follow the program.

Virtual attendance is also available.

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** News

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** Updates on the Missing Middle Housing Study
On October 17, the County Planning Staff shared the latest developments on the Missing Middle Housing Study.
* View the Slide Presentation ([link removed])
* Watch the Meeting Recording ([link removed])

AHS is pleased to see MM housing types up to 8-plexes remain under consideration. AHS opposes an annual cap that would limit the development of MM housing. AHS expects a draft of the General Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance language in early November with the MM housing Framework and zoning language to go before the County Board in December or January.

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** Community Input Needed on Langston Boulevard Preliminary Concept Plan
In case you missed it, Arlington County has shared the Preliminary Concept Plan ([link removed]) (PCP) for the Langston Boulevard corridor. Affordable housing advocates can:
* Provide your input via a community ([link removed]) feedback form ([link removed]) ([link removed]) to help refine the planning ideas proposed in the PCP (Please note the form closes on November 11)
* Check out the Plan Langston Boulevard website ([link removed]) for design studio and pop-up opportunities, plus past meeting recordings
* Express concern that the PCP falls short by 850 units of affordable housing promised for the Langston Boulevard corridor in the County's 2015 Affordable Housing Master Plan

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Interested in volunteering with AHS as a Board member or by helping out on a committee? Please reach out to us a [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) !

** Upcoming Events

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** Save the Date: 2022 Ellen M. Bozman Award

Sunday, December 4

The Ellen M. Bozman Affordable Housing Award is given annually in recognition of organizations and/or individuals who demonstrate a commitment to the preservation of housing affordability in Arlington. In this way, we hope to highlight and encourage the work in which AHS founder Ellen Bozman so strongly believed.

Updates coming soon!

Learn More About the Bozman Awards ([link removed].)

** New Resources

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** New Toolkit: Racial Equity in Virginia
A new resource from Housing Forward Virginia helps demonstrate that the ongoing inequities between Virginians of color and white Virginians result from a legacy of racist institutions and exclusionary decisions. The toolkit outlines the history of racial equity in Virginia, looks at the data, and encourages action.

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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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