Resolution of the
Adopted by the Federation on December 3, 2002
Arlington County Civic Federation
Resolution on support for Coalition
Whereas: Recruiting and retaining quality educators, fire fighters, police officers and other employees is made more difficult because of the high cost of housing in Arlington.
for Housing For Arlington Public Servants
Whereas: Quality public services delivered by quality public servants is a business issue.
Whereas: Traffic in the metropolitan area is reduced when employees can live near their work.
Whereas: There is no comprehensive plan of public and private funds to enable public servants to become Arlington homeowners.
Whereas: An initiative to develop plans to enable public servants to be homeowners in Arlington needs a broad based coalition of stakeholders.
Whereas: Many government, civic or service organizations could be considered stakeholders in such an initiative.
Whereas: A Coalition for Housing for Arlington Public Servants (CHAPS) would:
a) disseminate information on the homeownership programs already available, such as, the Virginia Housing Development Authority reduced rate mortgage loans, the Moderate Income Purchase Assistance Program (MIPAP) loans for deposit and closing costs, and the "Live Where You Work" grants for School and County employees.
b) advocate for School and County employees regarding housing issues.
c) identify new solutions to address the shortage of affordable housing for public employees including donations from builders of skills and materials to upgrade substandard housing stock, and priority for qualifying School and County employees in County supported below market housing.
Be it resolved that the Arlington County Civic Federation support the creation of a broad based coalition to develop a plan for homeownership for public servants and appoint a representative to participate in the coalition.
Wayne Kubicki, Chair
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