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Since 2000, Alexandria has lost 90 percent of its affordable housing

There are now fewer than 2,000 affordable apartments

Living in Washington, D.C. can be tough, but living in Virginia isn’t necessarily any easier. Washington Business Journal reports that the majority of market-rate affordable housing in Alexandria, Virginia, has disappeared in the last 17 years.

To be more specific, 90 percent of market-rate affordable housing (or units for households earning 60 percent of the area median income) disappeared between 2000 and 2017. Now, the inventory totals 1,749 apartments.

As a comparison, Arlington, Virginia, similarly lost a large majority of its market-rate affordable housing in the similar span of time. According to Washington Business Journal, Arlington lost 86 percent of its market-rate affordable units between 2000 and 2016, ending with 2,780 units.

To see more data on Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia, check out Washington Business Journal’s full article here.

The rent is too damn high, Alexandria edition [Washington Business Journal]