Victory Achieved: Z4H Unanimously Approved – A Win for VOICE and Allies!

We’re thrilled to share groundbreaking news! VOICE, alongside dedicated allies, is celebrating the unanimous approval of the Zoning for Housing (Z4H) initiative by the Alexandria City Council! This historic win not only underscores the transformative power of community organizing but also places VOICE at the forefront of shaping a more inclusive and compassionate Alexandria. Check out this Washington Post and WUSA9 coverage of this 1am decision.

A heartfelt salute to the tireless efforts of the VOICE leaders and our impassioned allies whose critical support provided the necessary foundation for this unanimous decision. As expressed by VOICE leader Marsha Rhea, “Our collective work is an extension of our belief in creating communities that prioritize the well-being of all.” This victory is a significant stride in ending exclusionary zoning practices rooted in racism, strategically addressing the housing crisis from the supply side. We especially celebrate the opportunities for increased deeply affordable housing!

Our commitment to housing justice remains unwavering, and we, alongside our allies, will persist in organizing within the community in the new year during the city council election season to ensure housing justice remains a top priority. For those eager to learn more or get involved, please don’t hesitate to reach out! VOICE is leading the way to a future where housing is equitable and accessible for all!

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