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2017 Meeting Dates of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee:

  • Mar 3, 2017
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
    Fairfax County Government Center,Conference Rooms Room 4/5

  • May 19, 2017
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center,Conference Rooms  
    Conf. Room 9/10

  • Sep 22, 2017
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Rooms
    Conf. Room 9/10

  • Nov 3, 2017
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Rooms
    Conf. Room 9/10
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December 16, 2016

 
  Happy Holidays! Fairfax County Offices Closed on December 23 and 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017

The Fairfax County offices will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26, 2016. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 and close again for the New Year holiday on Monday, January 2, 2017. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) wishes you all the warmest of holiday cheer!
 
 
Amy Ginger Selected as New Deputy Director of Operations at the Department of Housing and Community Development

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce that Amy Ginger has been selected to serve as deputy director of operations for the agency. 

Ms. Ginger comes to HCD from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where she served as Director of the Office of Housing Voucher Programs, overseeing the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program which provides $20 billion in rental assistance and administrative fees to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to serve low-income families nationwide.  Prior to working with HUD, she worked as a senior manager at Quadel Consulting Corporation and Subsidiaries as a senior level consultant for the HCV program; providing training, technical assistance and direct program management for PHAs nationwide.
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The FCRHA Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence

On December 2, 2016, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) celebrated its 50th Anniversary at the Fairfax County Government Center. Nearly 80 guests joined in the festivities.  

The event included the presentation of a Congressional Record from Congressman Gerry Connolly’s office (11th District of Virginia), a special 50th Anniversary Proclamation on behalf of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from Chairman Sharon Bulova, and heartfelt words of gratitude and appreciation from Virginia Delegate Rip Sullivan (48th District) and Fairfax County Supervisor for the Hunter Mill District, Catherine Hudgins. Special awards were presented to the FCRHA and the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development; acknowledging the very important partnership that exist between the two organizations and its shared mission to provide opportunities for residents in Fairfax County to live is safe, affordable housing. The evening concluded with a commemorative 50th Anniversary video; highlighting the rich history of the FCRHA. 

To view photos from the event, please click here.

To view the FCRHA 50th Anniversary Video, please click here
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We Want to Hear From You: Public Comment on a Proposed Amendment to the Fairfax County Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2017

Fairfax County is asking for public comment on a proposed amendment to the Fairfax County Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to incorporate revised funding and activities of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) North Hill Project.  The comment period will run from Thursday, December 15, 2016 through Friday, January 13, 2017.

North Hill consists of approximately 35 unimproved acres off of Richmond Highway in the Mount Vernon District of Fairfax County. Through the Public Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (PPEA), the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) will transform North Hill into a mixed income affordable and market rate housing community comprised of multifamily rental apartments and for-sale townhouses. For more information about North Hill, click here. Click here to read the full article.


 
 

Local Nonprofits Receive Over $3.7M in Federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Community Development Block Grant Funds
FCRHA Awards Funding for Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Affordable Rental Housing for Low-Income Households


The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has awarded over $3.7 million in federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to five local non-profit organizations in Fairfax County.

The funding, totaling over $3.7 million, is comprised of $2,413,274 in CDBG, $1,072,671 in HOME and $226,472 in Community Housing Development Organization funds. The money will be used by the non-profit organizations for the acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing for low-income households at or below 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), which is approximately 54,300 a year for a family of four.
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HUD Announces Public Housing to Be Smoke-Free
New rule protects health and safety of residents, saves PHAs millions of dollars in preventable damage

On November 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that public housing developments in the U.S. will now be required to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents. HUD's new rule will provide resources and support to more than 3,100 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to implement required smoke-free policies over the next 18 months. Read HUD's final rule. Click here to read the full article.


 
 

HUD Launches New Community Investment Tool
Online tool generates a snapshot of HUD's investment at the community level

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently unveiled the Community Assessment Reporting Tool (CART) – an innovative reference and mapping tool created to help answer the question, "How is HUD investing in my community?" CART provides a snapshot of HUD investments across a community, cutting the time it takes to generate this information from several business days to minutes. Click here to read the full article.

 
 



Extremely Cold Temperatures Are Here; Help Our Vulnerable Neighbors Stay Warm

While the first “official” day of winter doesn’t start until next week — Dec. 21 with the winter solstice — the extremely cold winter temperatures are already here.

To help our vulnerable neighbors survive the winter, the county provides overnight shelter with a “no turn-away” policy at all emergency homeless shelters during freezing weather. Through the coldest months of the winter, the county also provides the Hypothermia Prevention Program, a countywide community network of 45 overnight shelters. Click here to read the full article.

 
       
 

 

 
 



 
 





 
 

 

 

 

 
       
       

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