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15,800 Affordable Apartments Planned for Arlington By 2040

By 2040, Arlington will have an additional 15,800 apartments affordable to low to moderate income households. The Washington Post reported that the Arlington County Board passed the affordable housing plan on Saturday in a unanimous vote. InsideNOVA reported that one County resident who spoke against the plan argued that the affordable housing would eliminate single-family zoning. While Arlington County Board member John Vihstadt said that he believed the plan "fall[s] short in important respects," he said that he believes the plan is a "net positive." To move forward, the County will need to make changes to county ordinances and will need the buy-in of the development community.
· Arlington board approves additional affordable housing [The Washington Post]
· Unanimous: County Board OKs affordable-housing plan [InsideNOVA]