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2017 Meeting Dates of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee:

  • Sep 8, 2017
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Rooms
    Conf. Room 4/5

  • Nov 3, 2017
    9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
    Fairfax County Government Center,
    Conference Rooms
    Conf. Room 232
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June 23, 2017

 
 


Next Board of Supervisors Health, Housing and Human Services Committee Meeting Scheduled for July 18


The next meeting of the Board of Supervisors Health, Housing and Human Services Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10 a.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 Sept. 8

Date and Room Change


The September Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) meeting will be scheduled for Friday, September 8, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon at the Fairfax County Government Center in Conference Room 4 and 5.

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.




 
  Fairfax County Celebrates Grand Opening of Residences at the Government Center

On June 5, 2017, a grand opening ceremony was held in celebration of the Residences at the Government Center. The event was hosted by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in partnership with the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), Jefferson Apartment Group, and SCG Development. The event was a huge success with nearly100 attendees.

Speakers included Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman Sharon Bulova, Supervisor John Cook, Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, Stephen Wilson of SCG Development, Greg Lamb of Jefferson Apartment Group, and a resident of Residences at the Government Center who is also a county employee. Click here to read the full article.
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Affordable Housing in Fairfax County: We Want Your Input!

Do you think housing affordability is an issue in Fairfax County? Do you have thoughts or ideas about how the community should invest in housing that is affordable? Whether your answer is yes, no, or maybe; the county wants to hear from you! 
We have nearly 4,000 responses already, but need more! Take the survey so your voice can be heard.

 “Why Housing Matters” Online Survey

In addition to the online survey, you are welcome to attend our next community meeting about affordable housing. It will be held on Thursday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at the Mason District Government Center (6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003). We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information about the online survey and the communitywide housing strategic plan, click here.


 
 


Marian Homes Opens Our Lady of Light House
Residential Facility to House People with Intellectual Disabilities 

On May 19, 2017, Marian Homes celebrated the grand opening of Our Lady of Light.  The home is located in the City of Fairfax and will house five adult women with intellectual disabilities and extremely low incomes.

Marian Homes competed for and was awarded federal Community Development Block (CDBG) funding through a Request for Proposals process that prioritized projects that were ready to proceed, served an extremely low-income special needs population, and incorporated goals as outlined in Fairfax County’s Consolidated Plan and the Housing Blueprint, among other criteria. One of the goals of the Housing Blueprint is to provide affordable housing options to the special needs population. Click here to read the full article.

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Fairfax County Rental Housing Complex Analysis Report Available Online


This report, released by the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, presents the results of the January 2016 Fairfax County Rental Housing Complex Analysis. The report summarizes data for the county as a whole, for each planning and supervisor district, and by age of complex, type of structure, and type of unit where appropriate.

To view the report, click here.


 
 


2017 Point-in-Time Count Revealed Nine Percent Reduction in Homeless Population


The point-in-time count provides a snapshot of the individuals and families experiencing homelessness on a given night in our community. On the night of January 25, 2017 there were 964 people who were homeless in the Fairfax-Falls Church community. This represents a nine percent reduction from the number counted in January 2016, or 95 less people.

Homelessness in our county has decreased 47 percent since 2008. This represents 871 fewer people counted as homeless on one night in January 2017 than on one night in January 2008. The count is made according to federal guidelines and covers people who are literally homeless – those who are in shelters, in time-limited transitional housing programs, or unsheltered and living on the street.

For more information on the point-in-time count, click here.

 
 



Partnerships in Action: Friends of HCD


On June 1, the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) presented awards to exceptional partners for their outstanding efforts at their annual HCD All Staff Meeting.  The Friends of HCD Award recognizes an external individual, agency/organization or team that has assisted HCD is achieving its mission. Five individuals and one team were selected for the 2017 Friends of HCD award.

Northern Virginia Family Services Bridging Affordability Team

Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) is a prominent nonprofit in Fairfax County, which leads a collaborative of other nonprofit organizations, in conjunction with the Bridging Affordability program, to provide rental subsidies and services to:

      • Homeless individuals and families,
      • Those with disabilities or experiencing domestic violence
      • Households currently on Fairfax County’s waiting lists.

Click here to read the full article.

 

 
 
HUD Kicks Off National Homeownership Month


June is National Homeownership Month, a time to reflect upon the benefits homeownership has on household wealth, neighborhood stability and the nation’s broader economic health. The theme of National Homeownership Month 2017 is “Find Your Place in a New Era of Homeownership.” 

This month, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson kicked off the month-long recognition by hosting an academic forum on the state of homeownership in the U.S. following the housing crisis, specifically the challenges Millennials face as they enter the market in greater numbers. Watch HUD’s National Homeownership Forum.
Read the President’s Homeownership Month Proclamation.




 
  HUD Report Calls for Greater Action to Reduce Injuries to Seniors in the Home

Approximately one-third of adults age 65 years or older fall in their home, resulting in injury, long-term disability and premature institutionalization. By 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the cost related to these kinds of injuries to be nearly $60 billion a year. In an effort to reduce and prevent falls and their associated costs, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a wide-ranging report recommending a more holistic approach to seniors aging-in-place and their health needs. Click here to read the full article.
 
 

 

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