Buckingham Youth Brigade

BU-GATA Est. 1992

Lead. Educate. Advocate.

Creating informed renters and leaders in Arlington, VA 


BU-GATA advocates for Arlington's renter community for housing that is safe, decent, and affordable at all income levels.

BU-GATA serves renters in Arlington, VA through programs aimed at maintaining, and further developing, an informed tenant community knowledgeable and empowered to exercise their rights and understand their role in obtaining and maintaining housing affordability in the County.


BU-GATA organizes two annual community events, the Buckingham Community Festival and the Buckingham Holiday Party.  


Resources & Education

Contact BU-GATA if you have questions on rental housing-related issues. 

BU-GATA provides referrals for financial and food assistance. 

BU-GATA hosts educational workshops on tenant rights and community resources. 

Our Mission

BU-GATA is a community-based organization that serves the Arlington youth and adults through education and leadership development programs focused on education, housing attainment, and civic engagement in low-income immigrant communities.


Mailing Address:


P.O. Box 3824 Arlington, VA 22203

Tenant Outreach Office:

4108 N. 4th St. 

Arlington, VA 22203

(Lobby - currently closed to the public due to COVID-19)

bugata.association@gmail.com  Tel: 703-465-5570

Youth Programs Office: 

4324 N. 4th St. #1

Arlington, VA 22203

(Closed to the public due to COVID-19)

buckinghamyouthbrigade@gmail.com  Tel: 571-483-0345

Please note: our offices are located in Community Centers which are currently closed to the public.  If you need to visit our office to pick-up or drop-off, please call ahead, practice social distancing and wear a face mask!