Features 17 Communities Across the Region
To Showcase Housing Affordability, Economic Sustainability
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 14, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Communications Action Network (CAN), more than 160 local businesses and organizations working to promote the social and economic benefits of housing affordability, and developers and managers and housing officials representing 17 completed and occupied communities.

Open houses at various locations throughout suburban Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., CAN’s Parade of Homes will feature multifamily properties and affordable homeownership residences as part of the coalition’s ongoing mission to illustrate the necessity of housing affordability for the health of vitality of DC’s regional economy.  Residents will participate at many communities and area elected officials have been invited to attend.

Proclamations of support are being issued by the Arlington County Board chair and the mayor of Alexandria, with more expected.

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Complete list of properties, developers and locations is below. Click here to view a map of all communities.

Click here for additional background information and a detailed Guide to Communities.

Washington DC
Bedford Falls, 350 – 360 50th Street, SE, SOME, Inc.
The Overlook at Oxon Run, 3700 9th Street, SE, Community Preservation and Development Corporation
Bexhill Condominium, 1840 – 1849 Kendall Street & 1920 – 1927 Capital Avenue, NE, Manna, Inc.
868 Corcoran Street, NE, Mi Casa
The Selma Apartments, 21 Kennedy Street, NW, Mi Casa
1415 Girard Street, NW, CityFirst Homes

Suburban Maryland – Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties
Dring’s Reach, 3407 Robey Terrace, Silver Spring, Montgomery Housing Partnership 
Victory Oaks, 721 Beacon Road, Silver Spring, Victory Housing
Renaissance Square Artists’ Housing, 4307 Jefferson Street, Hyattsville, Housing Initiative Partnership

Northern Virginia – Alexandria, Falls Church, Arlington and Fairfax Counties
The Station at Potomac Yard, 650 Maskell Street, Alexandria, Alexandria Housing Development Corporation
Buchanan Gardens Apartment, 926 S. Buchanan Street, Arlington, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
Colonial Village Apartment Community, 1702 -34 N. Troy Street, Arlington, Wesley Housing Development Corp.
Parc Rosslyn, 1531 N. Pierce Street, Arlington, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
vPoint Apartments, 1210 North Highland Street, Arlington, Views at Clarendon Corporation
Stony Brook Apartments, 3426 Buckman Road, Alexandria, Community Preservation and Development Corp.
Strawbridge Square, 5128 Lincoln Avenue, Alexandria, Wesley Housing Development Corporation
The Fields of Falls Church, 912 Ellison Street, Falls Church, Kettler


The Communications Action Network (CAN) is supported by a grant from the United Way of the National Capital Area, and convened by BB&T Community Development Bank and three area housing organizations – the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development, the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers and the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance. Other CAN members hail from a variety of sectors focused on community revitalization, including affordable housing development and preservation, residential services, financial institutions, as well as utility companies and law firms.

Laura K. Nickle, 703-698-8151,
TeAnne Chennault 213-399-6467,

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