Tysons plan means affordable housing for high earners

TYSONS CORNER, Va. – The goal is to make Tysons Corner a liveable, walkable community. But it looks like Fairfax County is planning on helping some well-off people move there.

The Washington Times reports that a plan to be released Wednesday calls for 20 percent of new homes built in Tysons to be reserved for those making between 50 and 120 percent of the area’s median income.

That means most of the subsidized housing will be going to those making between $70,000 and $120,000 a year.

Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity, R-Springfield, tells the Times the county shouldn’t be so generous with people making more than $100,000 when transportation projects in the area need funding.

WTOP’s Neal Augenstein contributed to this report. Follow Neal and WTOP on Twitter.

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