Arlington County

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Fast Facts:
  • Arlington was home to 232,965 people and had 119,447 housing units in 2021. Since 2010, Arlington has added an average of 2,300 people and 1,200 housing units per year.
  • Fifty-seven percent of households were renters and 39 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Arlington has not adopted the 2030 COG housing targets but has established a goal for 17.7% of rental housing stock to be affordable at 60% of AMI or less and 28.4% of new ownership stock to be affordable between 80-120% of AMI by 2040.
  • Arlington did not meet the annual production target of 1,393 units in 2022, a total of 1,123 units were built. Cumulatively, Arlington has produced more than 7,623 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. Katie Cristol

    County Board Member

  2. Matt de Ferranti

    County Board Member

  3. Takis P. Karantonis

    County Board Member

Equity Officer

  1. Samia Byrd

    Chief Race and Equity Officer

Housing Official

  1. Claude Williamson

    Director, Community Planning, Housing and Development