Will affordable housing units in Arlington remain affordable? – WJLA – March 12, 2015
ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) – On Wednesday crews broke ground on a new apartment complex along Carlyn Springs Road in Ballston that will be among 1,200 additional units to the county, including more than 100 new units considered affordable housing. But a new study is raising concerns about whether they will be affordable for long, as rents continue to soar sky high across the county.
David Gray is retired, living on a fixed income at APAH’s Buchanan Gardens, one of several affordable housing complexes off Columbia Pike.
“The market, in general, is just rising and rising and rising,” he said.
Gray says more affordable units are needed countywide for people like him, plus firefighters, police officers and teachers.
“The people who made Arlington what it is now ought to have some right to live in Arlington on a continuing basis,” he argued.