Amazon is giving back to the Arlington community with a multi-million donation. The Arlington Community Foundation (ACF) has announced a $3 million gift from Amazon to improve access to affordable housing and support services in the region. The foundation says that the gift will create a fund to support programs that maintain and create housing options for low-income individuals and families.
Arlington is home to Amazon’s second headquarters, but it is also home to more than 9,000 households that are living on an annual income of $35,000 or less, according to an affordable housing needs analysis conducted by Arlington County. ACF says that Arlington County has lost nearly 90% of its market affordable housing over the past 20 years. It also has fewer than 25 apartments dedicated for the lowest-income individuals and families who can live independently.
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