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Fast Facts:
  • Alexandria was home to 154,706 people and had 80,357 housing units in 2021. Since 2010, Alexandria has added an average of 1,300 people and 700 housing units per year.
  • Fifty-seven percent of households were renters and 43 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Alexandria has adopted the 2030 COG housing targets and established a goal of 325 new units per year affordable at 30% to 80% of AMI.
  • Alexandria continues to exceed the annual production target of 907 units, with 3,169 new units built in 2022. Cumulatively, Alexandria has produced more than 6,369 units since 2019.
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Policy Status

Solving the region's affordable housing crisis requires a portfolio of policies to preserve existing affordable housing, produce more housing, and protect people from discrimination and displacement.

Right of First Refusal

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Preservation Inventory - Subsidized

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Preservation Inventory - Unsubsidized

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Rental Assistance Demonstration

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Homeowners

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades of Affordable Housing

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Housing Outcomes

Local jurisdictions submitted data to enable the region to track housing production, preservation, and rental affordability.

Structural Racism

Discriminatory actions and racist public policies have produced inequitable outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and people of color in the Washington region, including lower incomes and wealth, lower homeownership rates, and higher rates of housing cost burden.

Housing Context

Understanding how household incomes relate to the supply of affordable rental and homeownership units will inform jurisdictions' efforts to meet the current and future housing needs of residents.

Elected Officials

  1. R. Kirk McPike

    Council Member

Equity Officer

  1. Jaqueline Tucker

    Racial and Social Equity Officer

Housing Officials

  1. Helen McIlvaine

    Director of Housing

  2. Keith Pettigrew

    Chief Executive Officer, Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority