As we reported last week, two new Town of Herndon council members are exploring ways to beef up the town’s affordable housing policies for new development.
With several new major developments already approved by the town and more than 600 units in the pipeline, no units are set aside as affordable or workforce housing.
Town officials are beginning preliminary conversations to explore how and if the town should beef up its affordable housing policies.
Council members Cesar del Aguila and Pradip Dhakal say that one of the most lucrative options is for the town to seek state-enabling legislative that would gave it the statutory authority to administer an affordable housing program similar to the county’s process.
Others, however, caution that the administrative burden is far too hefty for the town to shoulder, especially since town officials already maintain the town’s existing affordable housing stock.
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