Hunter Mill District on track for affordable housing goal

The Point at Reston includes 37 committed affordable housing units (via Google Maps)

The Hunter Mill District is on track to meet the affordable housing goal set by Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn in March of 2022.

The district, which includes Reston and the Vienna area, has made “some good strides” toward Alcorn’s goal of adding 1,000 affordable housing units by 2027, the supervisor said.

“Currently there are more than 600 affordable units either recently constructed, under construction or scheduled to be constructed soon,” Alcorn said. “This is in addition to the several hundred existing units that are being preserved.”

At the same March 2022 meeting, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors agreed to double its affordable housing goal by 2034.

Chairman Jeff McKay and Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust introduced a joint motion to set a goal of 10,000 net new affordable units by 2034 and ramp up the county’s resources to reach that goal. Springfield Supervisor Pat Herrity cast the lone vote against the proposal.

As of April 2022, the county had 15,483 committed affordable homes, meaning they’re restricted to designated income levels. Mason District had the most units, followed by Hunter Mill, whose projects have included The Point at Reston and, most recently, The Exchange at Spring Hill Station now under construction in Tysons.

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