What can Fairfax do to make Reston more affordable and diverse?
Richard Rothstein, author of “Color of Law: The Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America,” will lead a discussion on how housing policy impacts equitability and inclusiveness in Northern Virginia communities.
The free event will be hosted at the Reston Community Center (2310 Colts Neck Road) at 5 p.m. on Nov. 29. Registration is available online.
Housing inclusivity has been an ongoing discussion in Reston with county officials working to implement a series of ambitious housing affordability goals by the end of the decade. The average rent in Fairfax County is between $1,700 and $1,800 a month, but half of the jobs in the area earn less than $50,000 annually.
Following Rothstein’s comments will be a panel discussion with local housing experts about future plans for the area’s housing.
Copies of the book will be available for sale at the box office for $15, and Rothstein will be available after the lecture for book signings.
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