City of Alexandria

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Housing affordability continues to be a significant challenge in the City of Alexandria. This is particularly true within the rental market and is having an impact on many families and individuals. Approximately 38% of renter households in the City were housing cost burdened in 2019, that is paying 30% or more of their income on housing related expenses. Several affordable housing initiatives such as an active Housing Trust Fund, bonus density and height zoning options, and guidance from the City’s Housing Master Plan have helped to bring this cost burdened metric down from 46% just five years ago, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Rents continue to trend up in the City, which puts a financial strain on many residents. At $1,781, the 2019 median rent in the City median has been rising 3% to 4% every year over the past several years.

HIT Targets

Annual Housing Targets by Income
LowestLowLow-MiddleMiddleHighHighest
$0 to $799$800 to $1,299$1,300 to $1,799$1,800 to $2,499$2,500 to $3,499$3,500 and aboveTotal Units
18018014716711387907

Jurisdiction Adopted Targets

325 new units per year affordable at 30% to 80% of AMI.

Population

159,428 (2019 estimate)

Elected Officials

  1. Elizabeth B. Bennett-Parker

    Vice Mayor

  2. Canek Aguirre

    Council Member

  3. John T. Chapman

    Council Member

  4. Mohamed E. Mo Seifeldein

    Council Member

  5. Redella S. "Del" Pepper

    Council Member

  6. Amy B. Jackson

    Council Member

Equity Officer

  1. Jaqueline Tucker

    Racial and Social Equity Officer

Policy Status

Housing Priority

  • Arlington County
  • Charles County
  • City of Alexandria
  • District of Columbia
  • Fairfax County
  • Frederick County
  • Loudoun County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George's County
  • Prince William County

Inclusionary Housing

  • Arlington County
  • Charles County
  • City of Alexandria
  • District of Columbia
  • Fairfax County
  • Frederick County
  • Loudoun County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George's County
  • Prince William County

Housing Trust Fund

  • Arlington County
  • Charles County
  • City of Alexandria
  • District of Columbia
  • Fairfax County
  • Frederick County
  • Loudoun County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George's County
  • Prince William County

Property tax, Impact fee, Tax or Fee abatements or Exemptions

  • Arlington County
  • Charles County
  • City of Alexandria
  • District of Columbia
  • Fairfax County
  • Frederick County
  • Loudoun County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George's County
  • Prince William County

Public land

  • Arlington County
  • Charles County
  • City of Alexandria
  • District of Columbia
  • Fairfax County
  • Frederick County
  • Loudoun County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George's County
  • Prince William County

Housing Outcomes

Display by: Percentage
# of Units

Affordability Context

Median Household Income By Race

Median household income in USD

Arlington County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$104,000$80,500$85,600$100,300$102,200$107,500$93,700
Black$61,900$57,600$65,400$59,500$51,800$56,700$63,300
Hispanic$67,700$62,500$72,500$59,000$91,000$82,200$72,800
White$114,800$120,900$120,700$122,900$124,100$137,300$135,000
Two or more races$122,200$155,900$108,800$102,000$101,900$111,100$120,600
Charles County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$110,200$141,200$141,200$91,400$107,200$100,500$128,400
Black$85,400$75,200$83,000$95,400$95,200$85,300$103,100
Hispanic$76,900$85,600$110,400$91,800$112,900$84,800$64,400
White$89,800$98,200$91,000$98,500$97,300$103,600$103,400
Two or more races$101,000$81,100$72,000$66,700$130,100$61,600$109,200
City of Alexandria2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$97,800$100,200$100,800$100,400$98,900$102,600$108,700
Black$52,000$49,700$50,600$52,400$57,400$70,300$80,600
Hispanic$58,100$59,000$62,200$50,300$52,600$52,200$74,800
White$100,300$103,800$107,300$110,200$117,000$118,000$123,600
Two or more races$105,100$69,500$72,800$75,100$92,200$75,600$62,100
District of Columbia2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$63,200$84,500$93,900$99,400$96,400$116,400$103,200
Black$38,100$40,700$41,500$37,900$42,200$45,200$48,700
Hispanic$50,900$63,100$66,000$64,900$84,700$72,300$99,800
White$111,900$114,700$120,400$125,700$132,700$136,500$149,700
Two or more races$89,400$72,700$96,000$81,800$85,500$95,400$101,300
Fairfax County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$109,800$104,900$106,100$107,600$116,600$127,300$125,000
Black$80,500$81,800$82,900$85,400$81,000$85,700$93,600
Hispanic$71,500$71,900$78,300$82,100$71,800$81,100$76,500
White$119,300$120,900$121,900$128,400$130,100$132,800$141,800
Two or more races$98,000$95,000$96,500$106,300$91,000$94,900$108,300
Frederick County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$86,600$87,000$92,600$98,500$105,900$102,300$104,100
Black$63,500$64,700$66,100$57,300$84,400$92,600$59,700
Hispanic$60,300$83,500$62,400$64,600$75,200$56,800$103,800
White$87,900$85,800$86,700$94,100$92,300$96,500$107,000
Two or more races$84,800$79,000$62,100$77,300$84,100$105,800$100,200
Loudoun County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$126,500$130,900$135,400$169,700$161,200$153,500$191,100
Black$84,100$133,900$103,200$119,800$132,900$118,800$112,200
Hispanic$81,700$69,300$85,400$92,300$81,100$92,100$95,400
White$119,700$123,100$127,700$133,000$135,000$143,100$151,200
Two or more races$116,500$110,300$88,000$121,500$88,900$116,800$150,900
Montgomery County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$101,800$100,100$105,500$101,800$110,200$115,400$121,000
Black$67,800$72,300$63,900$69,300$76,100$80,500$72,600
Hispanic$66,900$67,200$68,100$70,100$75,600$76,800$75,500
White$113,200$109,700$116,900$116,300$120,800$126,300$135,600
Two or more races$85,500$72,500$85,600$85,300$100,300$100,100$93,300
Prince George's County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$75,300$79,500$75,100$80,200$96,600$94,800$100,000
Black$72,800$72,700$77,300$79,100$82,100$84,200$86,100
Hispanic$62,400$58,300$60,500$70,100$65,300$66,600$73,900
White$73,700$76,400$88,000$86,500$91,600$89,200$89,600
Two or more races$76,900$83,300$77,200$92,300$74,300$80,800$88,500
Prince William County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$84,700$81,500$85,600$94,500$102,500$95,900$98,600
Black$84,700$82,300$96,600$92,500$89,000$95,900$102,200
Hispanic$69,700$65,600$63,100$66,600$81,900$82,500$81,500
White$101,000$97,200$105,900$108,300$112,500$118,300$112,700
Two or more races$115,500$67,500$104,100$70,800$107,300$98,200$101,400