The Amazon HQ2 project includes a $20 million contribution to affordable housing in Arlington. This amount reflects a $7.5 million base contribution consistent with the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance. In addition, a $12.5 million benefit was negotiated on top of the base contribution.
The $20 million will be provided to the County either as a cash contribution to the Affordable Housing Investment Fund or through the creation or preservation of committed affordable units (CAFs) at a specific project in the vicinity of the site. It will be up to the County Board to decide how to use the funds.