There's not one silver-bullet solution to help make Arlington more affordable to people of all incomes, but accessory dwelling units (ADs - small homes or apartments rented out on existing properties) tackle the issue from both ends: 1) they offer relatively affordable homes to middle and lower income folks, and 2) they help homeowners stay in their neighborhoods as they collect rent from their tenants.
AD's have been legal in Arlington since 2009, but due to burdensome regulations only 20 have been permitted since. The County Board is considering reforming those regulations to make it easier for Arlingtonians to have ADs on their property in an upcoming vote.
Join us for a special tour of one of these homes, along with a brief teach-in to explain the impediments facing ADs in Arlington, and ways you can help.
Light refreshments will be provided