Thursday, October 31, 2013
No More Arlington Mills - Vote Yes on the Housing Authority Referendum
I live and work near Columbia Pike in a one-bedroom market rate apartment that is fast becoming unaffordable. I took a look at the so-called 'affordable' apartments at County-owned Arlington Mill. You have to earn $30,000 annually to qualify to rent a 626 square foot apartment for $926...the least expensive apartment available and there are only a few of them at that rent, according to the leasing agent I spoke with. What kind of 'affordable housing' is that?
If that's the best Arlington Government can do on a site the taxpayers own (including taxpayers who don't earn a living wage and work in restrurants and retail up and down the Pike), it's time for a change. Consequently I'm voting Yes on the Housing Authority referendum. You should too.
P.S. As for the County Board, it's time for "Gentrification Jay" to retire. So I'm voting to retire him.
Thanks for your blog.
Pike Rider 22204