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2017 Meeting Dates of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee:

  • 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 232
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April 21, 2017

 
 


e-ffordable.org Special Alert

Date Confirmed for First Community Meeting on the Countywide Housing Strategic Plan

Mark your calendars! The first community meeting on the Countywide Housing Strategic Plan is set for Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Additional details, including the meeting location, are still being finalized and more information will be released in the coming days. The meeting will be held in the southern part of the county.  In the meantime, should you have any questions related to the event, contact Ashley Montgomery, Director of Public Affairs for the Department of Housing and Community Development at Ashley.Montgomery@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Countywide Housing Strategic Plan to be Discussed at Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Meeting

On Thursday, May 18, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce will hold a panel discussion entitled, “Affordable Housing: It’s Good for Business.” Vincent Rogers, Director of Policy, Reporting and Communications at the Department of Housing and Community Development will be a panelist and will be discussing our work on the Countywide Housing Strategic Plan. We encourage you to attend this event to support the work of the plan and to hear the discussion about the connections between “housing that is affordable” and the local economy. The event will be held from 7:30 am to 9:30 am, with the panel discussion scheduled to begin at 8:15 am. More information can be found at Affordable Housing: It's Good for Business.

 

April 14, 2017

Connect with the FCRHA on Facebook!

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) is committed to embracing social media to provide residents, stakeholders, and the broader community with the latest housing news, updates, and information impacting Fairfax County.
Follow us on Facebook at Fairfax County Housing!

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Amy Ginger to Start on April 17 as the New Deputy Director of Operations at HCD

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce that Amy Ginger will start on April 17, 2017 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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Fairfax County Celebrates Community Development Week
Community Development Week is being recognized from April 17 through April 22

This week, join us in recognizing the importance and achievements of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program in improving the quality of life in Fairfax County.

Throughout Fairfax County, programs funded by CDBG and HOME provide and preserve decent affordable housing, neighborhood improvements, economic revitalization, community facilities and critical public services. These services primarily benefit thousands of low and moderate income residents, the homeless, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Community Development Week provides an opportunity to focus on and recognize the efforts of our nonprofit partners and the thousands of beneficiaries of this federal funding throughout the county.

To learn more and to view projects funded by CDBG and HOME in Fairfax County, click here.

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Phase I of Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Conversion Completed

On April 7, 2017, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority completed the first phase of the RAD conversion process by converting 299 units to Section 8 project based vouchers. The conversion process for the remaining 766 units is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017. There are 1,065 Public Housing units in Fairfax County.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program seeks to preserve public housing by providing Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) with access to more stable funding to make needed improvements to Public Housing properties. Public Housing units across the country need more than $26 billion in repairs. Congress has not provided enough funding for PHAs to keep up with needed repairs. RAD provides PHAs a way to rehabilitate, or repair, units without depending on additional money from Congress.

In addition to providing a more stable financing source, RAD allows PHAs the opportunity to borrow money and make needed repairs, thus bettering the living conditions for residents, as well as provides a choice mobility option for residents by allowing them access to Section 8 vouchers after living in the unit for one year.

 
 

Next Board of Supervisors Health, Housing and Human Services Committee Meeting Scheduled for May 23rd

The next meeting of the Board of Supervisors Health, Housing and Human Services Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center in Conference Room 11.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all County programs, services and activities. Special accommodations will be provided upon request. For information call 703-246-5101 or TTY 711.

 
 

Next Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Meeting is May 19th

The next meeting of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is scheduled for Friday, May 19, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon at the Fairfax County Government Center in Conference Rooms 9 and 10.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all County programs, services and activities. Special accommodations will be provided upon request. For information call 703-246-5101 or TTY 711.

 
 

HUD Marks National Fair Housing Month
Countdown to 50 years of fair housing in America with focus on protecting families with children

This year marks the 49th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, landmark legislation that became law on April 11, 1968. On April 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) kicked off Fair Housing Month 2017 at its national headquarters. This year’s theme is Fair Housing Equals Opportunity, highlighting equality in housing as a foundation upon which aspirations can be achieved and affirming the Fair Housing Act’s ongoing role in confronting housing discrimination.

The opening celebration included remarks by HUD Secretary Ben Carson and Malcolm “Mike” E. Peabody Jr., who devoted his federal career to finding viable solutions to challenging public policy issues. While serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing in the Nixon Administration, Mr. Peabody developed the blueprint for Housing Choice Vouchers, the federal housing voucher program giving low-income families greater housing options and formerly known as Section 8.

Through an array of enforcement activities, fair housing policy initiatives, and education and outreach efforts, HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity continues to take action against individuals and housing providers that discriminate. Last year, HUD and its Fair Housing Assistance Program partner agencies received more than 8,000 complaints alleging discrimination based on one or more of the Fair Housing Act’s seven protected classes: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.

Click here to read the full article.

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FCRHA Adopts FY 2018 Strategic Plan – Action Plan

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) adopted its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Strategic Plan-Action Plan, covering July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, driven by the Housing Blueprint. The Strategic Plan-Action Plan provides an overview of the major FCRHA activities and projects – and their anticipated FY 2017 outcomes – and is structured around the Department of Housing and Community Development’s (HCD) Lines of Business (LOBs) which are:

1) Affordable Housing Development, Preservation and Sustainability;
2) Affordable Rental Housing, Property Management and Maintenance;
3) Tenant Subsidies and Resident Services;
4) Homeownership and Relocation Services; and
5) FCRHA/HCD Program Planning, Development and Management.

Highlights of the plan include:
• Construction in progress on the Lewinsville senior housing and services facility (Dranesville District);
• Moving forward with the Residences at North Hill Park (Mount Vernon District);
• Moving forward with RAD – Rental Assistance Demonstration Program;
• Continuing implementation of Moving to Work;
• Continuing FCRHA partnerships with other agencies, such as the Office to Prevent and End Homelessness as the County carries out the Ten-Year Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness; and
• Ongoing implementation of the Bridging Affordability Program.

To view the FY 2018 Strategic Plan-Action Plan, click here; to view the Overview of the FY 2018 FCRHA Budget, click here.

 
 


Administration Proposes 2018 HUD Budget

On March 16th, the Administration proposed a Fiscal Year 2018 spending blueprint for discretionary programs in several agencies across the Federal Government, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. To view the proposed budget for HUD and other agencies, click here.

 
 


Seventh Annual Northern Virginia Housing Expo a Major Success

On Saturday, March 18, the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) participated in the seventh annual regional Housing Expo 2017 hosted by Fairfax-based nonprofit AHOME Foundation in cooperation with the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, the counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun, and the Town of Herndon.

Northern Virginia’s (NOVA) Housing Expo 2017 was held at Dominion High School in Sterling, Virginia and showcased rental and homeownership opportunities for individuals and families across a range of income levels. More than 600 households seeking rental and homeownership information attended. Attendees had an opportunity to learn what they needed to work with a realtor, what government programs are available in their communities, what was required to qualify for a mortgage, and household budgeting.

Over 70 vendors were present, including local non-profits, government agencies, real estate agents and financial credit counseling organizations, providing attendees a wealth of information about the home search process. Workshops covered such topics as financial planning and one-on-one credit counseling.

More information about the Expo is online at www.NoVaHousingExpo.org.

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You’re Invited: Northern Virginia Association of Realtors Housing Fair on April 29th

The  Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR)  is hosting a housing fair on Saturday, April 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The fair is open to first-time buyers, renters, sellers, active Military, Veterans and the general public.

  • Refreshments and free shredding are offered early.
  • Experts will be offering 15 minute education sessions, with consumer education for those who want to be informed.
  • Vendors will be offering giveaways to all attendees.

Come learn about the importance of credit, available first-time homebuyer mortgage programs, and other resources that will help you navigate through buying or selling a home in Northern Virginia.  The event will be held at NVAR Headquarters located at 8407 Pennell Street, Fairfax, VA 22031. For more information, click here.

 


 
 

 
       
 




 

 

 
 


 
 


 
 



 
   
 
 


   
 
 
 

 

 
 


 
 


 
     
     
 

 


 
       
 

 

 
 



 
 





   
 

 

 

 
       
       

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