Development Helps to Meet Arlington's Housing Need

An on-site bilingual resident services staff assists residents by linking them to available services, and the county through a new Virginia Housing Trust Fund, provides a caseworker for the supportive housing units. Residents also can access a range of programs and services, including a food bank, a seniors lunch program, and a branch of the local library, at the community center.

Nonprofit Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing teamed with Arlington County to use "public land for housing" to provide 122 units of housing for low-income households and formerly homeless individuals. Arlington Mill Residences is built atop a county-built parking garage and adjacent to the new Arlington Mill Community Center.

More than 3,000 people signed up to apply for the units at Arlington Mill Residences in August 2013, underscoring the unmet need of affordable housing in Arlington.

The development is built to EarthCraft Virginia standards for energy conservation, sustainability, and healthy living.

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