Northern Virginia’s Preservation Challenge Trends, Threats and Opportunities

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This report examines how Northern Virginia can address the continued threat to our older, market-affordable housing stock that is home to thousands of low and moderate income households. This research continues the analysis that NVAHA provided in Charting A Way Forward: Preserving Market Rate Affordable Housing in Northern Virginia’s Inner Suburbs in 2011.

Form-Based Code

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A form-based code is a land development regulation that fosters predictable built results and a high-quality public realm by using physical form (rather than separation of uses in traditional zoning) as the organizing principle for the code. A form-based code is a regulation, not a mere guideline, adopted into city, town, or county law. Form-based… Read more »

White Privilege

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White privilege, or ‘historically accumulated white privilege,’ refers to whites’ historical and contemporary advantages in access to quality education, decent jobs, liveable wages, homeownership, retirement benefits and wealth. Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change

Institutional Racism

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Policies and practices, within and across institutions, that intentionally or not, produce outcomes that chronically favor or put a racial group at a disadvantage. Examples can be found in our school disciplinary practices, our criminal justice system and in many employment sectors with regard to hiring, firing and promotions. The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community… Read more »