John Chapman, endorsed by Northern Virginia Realtors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John Taylor Chapman
AFFORDABLE HOUSING & HOME OWNERSHIP ADVOCATE,
JOHN CHAPMAN, ENDORSED BY NORTHERN VIRGINIA REALTORS
Alexandria, VA – September 4, 2012 - News Release – The Northern Virginia Realtors Political Action Committee has released a list of endorsed candidate including, John Taylor Chapman.
"John Taylor Chapman is a dedicated, life-long Alexandria resident whose energy, passion and insight will be a tremendous asset to the City Council. John knows how important schools, education and good housing are to the citizens of Alexandria. He will foster civic involvement, as well as business participation, in the City,” said Bob Adamson, Chairman of the Northern Virginia Realtors Political Action Committee. “It is my pleasure to endorse John Chapman and to offer him the endorsement of the Northern Virginia Realtors Political Action Committee."
John has first-hand knowledge of the affordable housing crisis in Alexandria. During his youth, he lived in two public housing communities and briefly lived in one of Alexandria’s community shelter. After years of sacrifice and community support, Chapman’s family purchased a home in the Taylor Run neighborhood. Today, Chapman is a homeowner and member of the Taylor Run Citizens’ Association.
"The Northern Virginia Realtors Political Action Committee is a leader in thought and action promoting affordable housing in Alexandria and Virginia," said John Chapman. "Their endorsement of me and my plan to preserve existing affordable housing stock and to grow the city's long-term affordable housing stock through innovations like public-private partnerships is truly humbling."
Alexandria’s affordable housing is in crisis. In the last decade, the city has lost more than 10,000 units of affordable housing and other options have continued to rise in price pushing them out of the affordable range for many working and middle classes families, retired seniors and young professionals.
Chapman plans to protect existing affordable housing stocks in the city and grow the long-term stock through advantageous public-private partnerships.