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A New Era for Affordable Housing in Alexandria

City moves from rehabilitating old apartment buildings to developing new affordable units.

Alexandria is falling behind its affordable housing goal, creating or preserving about half of the units that were anticipated five years ago. But now that that restaurant diners will be chipping in an extra $5 million a year, city officials are poised to move forward with an aggressive new slate of affordable housing development. Gone are the days when city officials could get their hands on a few 1940s garden apartments here and there to rehabilitate. These days the thinking at City Hall is developing new units as part of a grand strategy to build their way out of an affordable housing crisis.

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Kittenpalooza

Herding baby cats into new homes.

For a couple hours, a back room of the Potomac Yard PetSmart on July 1 was turned into heaven. Dozens of kittens looking for prospective homes crawled and meowed and played with human friends and prospective owners.

Alexandria Home Sales: March, 2018

In March, 2018, 254 Alexandria homes sold between $1,950,000-$85,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: March, 2018

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‘A Real Joint Effort’ in Alexandria

Collaboration yields 93 affordable apartments in West End.

Alexandria Home Sales: February, 2018

In February, 2018, 167 Alexandria homes sold between $1,950,000-$120,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: February, 2018

Alexandria Home Sales: January, 2018

In January, 2018, 143 Alexandria homes sold between $3,125,000-$107,000.

Alexandria Home Sales: January, 2018

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Rebuilding Together Alexandria: m‘Mod’ification Squad Volunteers Help All Year Long

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Out on a Limb in Alexandria

Caring for Alexandria’s trees in winter.

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Alexandria to Launch Airbnb Registry, Adding $200,000 in New Tax Revenue

Airbnb to collect the taxes and forward money to city.

For the last few months, city officials have been working behind the scenes to create a registration system for people who rent out their homes through Airbnb. Now they’ve created the online database, and they’re about to launch a campaign to let all the home-sharing businesses know it’s time to register with the city and start paying taxes.

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Remembering a Piece of Alexandria Black History

Special recognition of George Washington Parker.

Special recognition of George Washington Parker.

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Holiday Door Decorating Contest Winners

Holiday Door Decorating Contest Winners

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Finding Local Treasures in Mount Vernon

Holiday shopping

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