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YIMBYs of NoVA Applauds Comprehensive Housing Reform

By: YIMBYs of Northern Virginia

November 24, 2022

Alexandria, VA– Alexandria’s City Council has advanced the City’s twin initiatives aiming to address housing affordability and equity: Zoning for Housing and Housing for All.

“Our city faces a critical shortage of homes, thanks to a history of housing policies that aimed to exclude people. We applaud the City’s efforts to confront and redress this history while increasing the number and variety of homes available across Alexandria.” said Luca Gattoni-Celli, founder of YIMBYs of Northern Virginia.

The proposal takes a comprehensive approach to addressing Alexandria’s housing shortage, replacing exclusionary policies with those that promote equity and inclusion. By re-examining everything, from bonus height to the apartment bans that reign over much of the city and much more, the package aims to make Alexandria more affordable for all.

This initiative could not come at a more critical time, as rents continue to climb, and rising interest rates put homeownership out of reach for more and more families.

“YIMBYs of NoVA eagerly awaits details on the proposed reforms, and are excited to advocate for a more affordable, inclusive, and sustainable Alexandria,” said Luca Gattoni-Celli.

About Organization: YIMBYs (yes in my backyard) of Northern Virginia works to make housing affordable to all by enabling the construction of more homes for more people. Attainable homes close to the amenities of daily life hold the promise of communities that are more socially connected, economically productive, and sustainable, environmentally and otherwise.

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