Housing is tied to many aspects of community life, including transportation, economic development, education, health care, and the environment. Attractive neighborhoods, historic districts, and a wide range of housing types draw people to a community and are closely tied to a robust local economy.
The current Housing Chapter written in 2005 outlines the City’s strategies to address the diverse housing needs of its current and future populations. Read the 2005 Housing Chapter
The updated Housing Chapter is based on current demographic trends and projections and addresses the broad range of housing goals in the City. It addresses the protection of existing stable and historic residential neighborhoods as well as the provision of diverse housing types for future needs.
The Railroad Cottages Development is a current example of diverse housing options offered in the City.
Housing Trends and Issues
A number of housing issues affect City of Falls Church residents. These issues include the need to accommodate a growing population; the increase in multi-family housing and decrease in single-family housing; the high cost of housing generally; the increase in tear-downs and renovations; and the limited opportunities for low- and moderate income housing.