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Zoning for Housing and Housing for All

The City of Alexandria is bundling efforts to address our housing crisis by combining two initiatives: Zoning for Housing, and Housing for All.

The Zoning for Housing program aims to expand housing production and affordability through reforming City regulations, while the Housing for All program will help Alexandrians learn the history of past discriminatory housing policies and how these can be countered today.

Attend the Kickoff Event

March 20, 5-9pm and March 21, 8am-5:15pm

The 1.5-day kickoff event will include key stakeholders and industry experts discussion the state of housing in Alexandria. Speakers include Michelle Krocker (Housing Forward VA), Richard Rothstein (Color of Law), Leah Rothstein (Co-author to Color of Law's sequel, Just Action), and more!

Details and registration.

Community Engagement
- Virtual Community Listening Session: Thurs. 3/23, 6-8pm
-  Hybrid  Community Meeting: Wed. April 12,  6pm
William Ramsay Rec. Center
-  Hybrid Community Meeting: Wed. May 10, 6pm
Charles Beatley Central Library
Community Comment Form

Regional Fair Housing Plan

MWCOG released the draft of a Fair Housing Plan for the DC region, including a section specific to Alexandria.  

Read our summary of how the report shows the impact of exclusionary zoning in Alexandria.

Submit a comment before March 31. 

Alexandria West Planning

The City is engaging in an 18-month planning process to create a shared vision for the future of Alexandria West. Join YIMBYs of NoVA to advocate for a plan that prioritizes housing affordability and accessible transportation. More information here.

Attend the next Community Meeting
Monday March 27
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Ferdinand Day Elementary School
Or on Zoom: Register Here

Food, childcare, and interpretation available. To request childcare or interpretation register here.

Duke Street in Motion

As Alexandria's primary east-west corridor, Duke Street is essential to enabling people to move throughout our community. Fast, safe, and reliable transportation options on Duke are essential to allowing Alexandrians to move around our growing city.

Next Advisory Group Meeting
April 13
3000 Business Center Drive
Or on Zoom, details to follow

Monthly Meet-Ups

Come out every month to build community with your fellow YIMBYs & discuss that latest housing happenings in Alexandria.

In February we met at Port City before heading to the Duke St in Motion  meeting. 

Landmark Redevelopment

Learn more about the plans for the redevelopment of Landmark Mall into a vibrant, mixed-use hub for Alexandria's West End. Project information is online here.

Several parcels of the site were reviewed at the Planning Commission's meeting on March 7.


Spring 2023 - Tenting at Farmer's Markets

Meet our neighbors and share the positive vision of YIMBYS at Alexandria farmer's markets. We will need volunteers to assist with sign up and general engagement.

Details coming soon!